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H.R. 1526: American Flag Production Act of 2021


The text of the bill below is as of Mar 2, 2021 (Introduced).


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1526

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 2, 2021

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To require flags of the United States of America to be domestically made, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the American Flag Production Act of 2021.

2.

Requirement for Federal agencies to buy domestically made United States flags

(a)

Requirement for Federal agencies To buy domestically made United States flags

(1)

In general

Chapter 63 of title 41, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

6310.

Requirement for Federal agencies to buy domestically made United States flags

(a)

Requirement

Funds appropriated or otherwise available to a Federal agency may not be used for the procurement of any flag of the United States, unless such flag has been 100 percent manufactured in the United States from articles, materials, or supplies that have been 100 percent produced or manufactured in the United States.

(b)

Definitions

In this section:

(1)

Federal agency

The term Federal agency means each instrumentality of the Federal Government.

(2)

United States

The term United States includes each of the several States, the District of Columbia, Tribal lands, or the territories or possessions of the United States.

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(2)

Clerical amendment

The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by adding at the end the following new item:

6310. Requirement for Federal agencies to buy domestically made United States flags.

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(b)

Applicability

Section 6310 of title 41, United States Code, as added by subsection (a)(1), shall apply with respect to any procurement made or contract for on or after the date that is 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.

3.

Requirement for persons to buy domestically made United States flags

(a)

Requirement for persons To buy domestically made United States flags

(1)

In general

Chapter 33 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

717.

Requirement for persons to buy domestically made United States flags

Whoever purchases a flag of the United States that has not been 100 percent manufactured in the United States from articles, materials, or supplies that have been 100 percent produced or manufactured in the United States, shall be fined under this title $1,000 dollars.

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(2)

Clerical amendment

The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by adding at the end the following new item:

717. Requirement for persons to buy domestically made United States flags.

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(b)

Effective date

The amendments made by this section shall take effect 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.