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S. 1188 (112th): All-American Flag Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jul 27, 2011 (Passed the Senate).


112th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1188

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

AN ACT

To require the purchase of domestically made flags of the United States of America for use by the Federal Government.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the All-American Flag Act.

2.

Requirement for purchase of domestically made United States flags for use by Federal Government

(a)

In general

Except as provided under subsection (b), only such flags of the United States of America, regardless of size, that are 100 percent manufactured in the United States, from articles, materials, or supplies 100 percent of which are grown, produced, or manufactured in the United States, may be acquired for use by the Federal Government.

(b)

Waiver

The head of an executive agency may waive the requirement under subsection (a) on a case-by-case basis upon a determination that—

(1)

the application of the limitation would cause unreasonable costs or delays to be incurred; or

(2)

application of the limitation would adversely affect a United States company.

(c)

Amendment of Federal Acquisition Regulation

Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council established under section 1302 of title 41, United States Code, shall amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation to implement this section.

(d)

Definitions

In this section:

(1)

Executive agency

The term executive agency has the meaning given the term in section 133 of title 41, United States Code.

(2)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

The term Federal Acquisition Regulation has the meaning given the term in section 106 of title 41, United States Code.

3.

Effective date

Section 2 shall apply to purchases of flags made on or after 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.

4.

Consistency with international agreements

This Act shall be applied in a manner consistent with United States obligations under international agreements.

Passed the Senate July 27, 2011.

Secretary