SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL 5097





                        57th Legislature

                      2002 Regular Session


Passed by the Senate January 26, 2002

  YEAS 45   NAYS 0




President of the Senate


Passed by the House March 14, 2002

  YEAS 98   NAYS 0



I, Tony M. Cook, Secretary of the Senate of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is  SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL 5097 as passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives on the dates hereon set forth.




Speaker of the

      House of Representatives









Approved Place Style On Codes above, and Style Off Codes below.  





Governor of the State of Washington

                   Secretary of State

                  State of Washington



                    SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL 5097



             Passed Legislature - 2002 Regular Session


State of Washington      57th Legislature     2001 Regular Session


By Senate Committee on State & Local Government (originally sponsored by Senators Kastama, Winsley, Constantine, Hargrove, Oke, Rasmussen and Patterson)


READ FIRST TIME 02/28/01. 

Requiring public entities to display the national league of families' POW/MIA flag.    

    AN ACT Relating to displaying flags; and adding a new section to chapter 1.20 RCW.




    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 1.  A new section is added to chapter 1.20 RCW to read as follows:

    (1) Each public entity shall display the national league of families' POW/MIA flag along with the flag of the United States and the flag of the state upon or near the principal building of the public entity on the following days:  (a) Armed Forces Day on the third Saturday in May; (b) Memorial Day on the last Monday in May; (c) Flag Day on June 14; (d) Independence Day on July 4; (e) National POW/MIA Recognition Day; and (f) Veterans' Day on November 11.  If the designated day falls on a Saturday or Sunday, then the POW/MIA flag will be displayed on the preceding Friday.

    (2) The governor's veterans affairs advisory committee shall provide information to public entities regarding the purchase and display of the POW/MIA flag upon request.

    (3) As used in this section, "public entity" means every state agency, including each institution of higher education, and every county, city, and town.


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