Florida Senate - 2017                                    SB 1166
       By Senator Lee
       20-01558-17                                           20171166__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to the Honor and Remember flag;
    3         creating s. 256.16, F.S.; designating the Honor and
    4         Remember flag as an emblem of the state; authorizing
    5         that the flag be displayed at specified locations, on
    6         specified days, and in a specified manner; requiring
    7         displayed flags to be manufactured in the United
    8         States; authorizing local governments to display the
    9         flag; providing an effective date.
   11  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   13         Section 1. Section 256.16, Florida Statutes, is created to
   14  read:
   15         256.16Honor and Remember flag.—
   16         (1)The Honor and Remember flag is designated as the
   17  state’s emblem of the service and sacrifice of the brave men and
   18  women of the United States Armed Forces who have given their
   19  lives in the line of duty.
   20         (2)The flag may be displayed:
   21         (a)At the following locations:
   22         1.Each state-owned building at which the United States
   23  flag is displayed.
   24         2.All state-owned military memorials.
   25         3.Any other state-owned location deemed appropriate.
   26         (b)On the following days:
   27         1.Armed Forces Day, the third Saturday in May.
   28         2.Memorial Day, the last Monday in May.
   29         3.Flag Day, June 14.
   30         4.Independence Day, July 4.
   31         5.National POW-MIA Recognition Day, the third Friday in
   32  September.
   33         6.Veterans’ Day, November 11.
   34         7.Gold Star Mother’s Day, the last Sunday in September.
   35         8.A day on which a member of the United States Armed
   36  Forces who is a resident of the state loses his or her life in
   37  the line of duty.
   38         (c)In a manner designed to ensure visibility to the
   39  public.
   40         (d)With no more than two additional flags when displayed
   41  together on a flagpole.
   42         (3)A flag displayed pursuant to this section must be
   43  manufactured in the United States.
   44         (4)A local government may choose to display the flag in
   45  accordance with paragraphs (2)(b), (c), and (d) at any local
   46  government building at which the United States flag is displayed
   47  and at any other local government location it deems appropriate.
   48         Section 2. This act shall take effect January 1, 2018.