U. S. of America and the Commonwealth of Virginia; purchase of flags by public bodies. (HB1299)

Introduced By

Del. James Edmunds (R-South Boston) with support from co-patron Sen. John Bell (D-Chantilly)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Purchase of flags of the United States of America and the Commonwealth of Virginia by public bodies. Provides that whenever a state or local public body or school division purchases a flag of the United States or a flag of the Commonwealth for public use, such flag must be made in the United States from articles, materials, or supplies that are grown, produced, and manufactured in the United States, if available. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2017. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/21/2016Presented and ordered printed 16104052D
01/21/2016Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/26/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB1299)
01/27/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee #2
01/27/2016Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
02/04/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
02/09/2016Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2016Read first time
02/12/2016Read second time and engrossed
02/15/2016Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/15/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2016Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/22/2016Reported from General Laws and Technology (8-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2016Read third time
02/25/2016Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1299ER)
02/29/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB1299ER)
02/29/2016Signed by Speaker
03/03/2016Signed by President
03/04/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/4/16
03/04/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 11, 2016
03/07/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 297 (effective 7/1/17)
03/07/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0297)