H.R. 2546 (111th): Blue Star/Gold Star Flag Act of 2010

111th Congress, 2009–2010. Text as of May 21, 2009 (Introduced).

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111th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2546

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 21, 2009

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Financial Services

A BILL

To ensure that the right of an individual to display the Service Flag on residential property not be abridged.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Blue Star/Gold Star Flag Act of 2009.

2.

Definitions

For purposes of this Act—

(1)

the term Service Flag has the meaning given such term under section 901 of Public Law 105–225 (36 U.S.C. 901);

(2)

the terms condominium association and cooperative association have the meanings given such terms under section 604 of Public Law 96–399 (15 U.S.C. 3603);

(3)

the term residential real estate management association has the meaning given such term under section 528 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 528); and

(4)

the term member

(A)

as used with respect to a condominium association, means an owner of a condominium unit (as defined under section 604 of Public Law 96–399 (15 U.S.C. 3603)) within such association;

(B)

as used with respect to a cooperative association, means a cooperative unit owner (as defined under section 604 of Public Law 96–399 (15 U.S.C. 3603)) within such association; and

(C)

as used with respect to a residential real estate management association, means an owner of a residential property within a subdivision, development, or similar area subject to any policy or restriction adopted by such association.

3.

Right To display the service flag

A condominium association, cooperative association, or residential real estate management association may not adopt or enforce any policy, or enter into any agreement, that would restrict or prevent a member of the association from displaying the Service Flag on residential property within the association with respect to which such member has a separate ownership interest or a right to exclusive possession or use.

4.

Limitations

Nothing in this Act shall be considered to permit any display or use that is inconsistent with—

(1)

any regulations prescribed by the United States Secretary of Defense regarding rules or customs pertaining to the proper display or use of the Service Flag; or

(2)

any reasonable restriction pertaining to the time, place, or manner of displaying the Service Flag necessary to protect a substantial interest of the condominium association, cooperative association, or residential real estate management association.