HB123 (2005) Detail

Relative to the New Hampshire state flag.


HB 123 – AS INTRODUCED

2005 SESSION

05-0359

04/09

HOUSE BILL 123

AN ACT relative to the New Hampshire state flag.

SPONSORS: Rep. P. Smith, Rock 3; Sen. Letourneau, Dist 19

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

ANALYSIS

This bill requires changing the state flag by adding the words “live free or die” and provides that the new flag shall be phased-in over a 5-year period to allow for use of existing stocks of old flags.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

05-0359

04/09

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Five

AN ACT relative to the New Hampshire state flag.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

1 State Emblems, Flag, etc.; State Flag. Amend RSA 3:2 to read as follows:

3:2 State Flag. The state flag shall be of the following color and design: The body or field shall be blue and shall bear upon its center in suitable proportion and colors a representation of the state seal. The seal shall be surrounded by a wreath of laurel leaves with nine stars interspersed. Centered below the laurel leaves shall be the words “live free or die” printed in gold lettering and arranged in a curved format to match the arc of the laurel leaves. When used for military purposes the flag shall conform to the regulations of the United States.

2 Depletion of Existing Stock of Flags. To the extent possible, the new flag shall be phased in as needed over a 5-year period to allow for the use of existing stocks of old flags.

3 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Links

HB123 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB123 Revision: 8616 Date: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

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