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New law requires made-in-USA flags for Florida governmental use

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Gov. Rick Scott signed HB 225 into law today, formally codifying into state statute that all state, county and municipal governments that purchase American flags for public use must do so from manufacturers based in the United States. The bill provides, according to staff analysis, that: “The United States and state flags must be displayed in certain venues under current law. The United States flag must be displayed at the state capitol and at every county courthouse, public auditorium, polling station on…

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Florida House: Buy flags made in the United States

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Cities, counties and state government will have to buy state and American flags made in the United States under a bill passed by the Florida House. The House on Friday voted 110-2 for the “All American Flag Act.” But the vote triggered a debate about whether the mandate itself is American. Some legislators said that forcing local and state government to buy flags made in the United States was “anti-capitalist” and a “restraint of trade.” But other lawmakers said that…

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