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How To Fold A Texas Flag
Written by Carlos Espinoza   
Thursday, 08 March 2012 18:32

For those who were not aware, there is a legislature approved proper way to fold a Texas flag.

S.B. No. 1145

AN ACT

 

relating to protocol for folding the state flag.

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:

 

SECTION 1.  This Act shall be known as the Rod Welsh Act, in

 

honor of Rod Welsh, Sergeant-at- Arms of the Texas House of

 

Representatives, who is primarily responsible for developing the

 

method of folding the state flag of Texas established by this Act.

 

SECTION 2.  Subchapter B, Chapter 3100, Government Code, is

 

amended by adding Section 3100.073 to read as follows:

 

Sec. 3100.073.  FOLDED STATE FLAG. (a)  The state flag

 

should be folded as follows:

 

(1)  fold the flag in half lengthwise with the red

 

stripe facing upward;

 

(2)  fold the flag in half lengthwise once more,

 

concealing the red stripe on the inside of the fold;

 

(3)  position the flag with the white star facing

 

downward and the blue stripe facing upward;


(4)  fold the corner with the white stripe to the

 

opposite side of the flag to form a triangle;

 

(5)  continue folding the corners over in triangles

 

until the resulting fold produces a blue triangle with a portion of

the white star visible; and

 

(6)  secure all edges into the folds.

 

(b)  A folded state flag should be presented or displayed

 

with all folded edges secured and with the blue stripe and a portion

 

of the white star visible.

 

(c)  A folded state flag should be stored or displayed in a

 

manner that prevents tearing or soiling of the flag.

SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2009.








____________ _________ _________

____________ _________ _________

President of the Senate

Speaker of the House


I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1145 passed the Senate on

April 30, 2009, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0; and that

the Senate concurred in House amendment on May 30, 2009, by the

following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0.




____________ _________ _________

Secretary of the Senate


I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1145 passed the House, with

amendment, on May 26, 2009, by the following vote: Yeas 147,

Nays 0, one present not voting.




____________ _________ _________

Chief Clerk of the House




Approve




____________ _________ _________

Date





____________ _________ _________

Governor

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