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Public Law No: 110-41 (06/29/2007)

 
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Public Law 110-41
110th Congress

                                 An Act


 
  To amend title 4, United States Code, to authorize the Governor of a 
 State, territory, or possession of the United States to order that the 
   National flag be flown at half-staff in that State, territory, or 
  possession in the event of the death of a member of the Armed Forces 
  from that State, territory, or possession who dies while serving on 
           active duty. <<NOTE: June 29, 2007 -  [H.R. 692]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Army Specialist 
Joseph P. Micks Federal Flag Code Amendment Act of 2007. 4 USC 1 
note.>> 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Army Specialist Joseph P. Micks 
Federal Flag Code Amendment Act of 2007''.
SEC. 2. FINDING. <<NOTE: 4 USC 7 note.>> 

    Congress finds that members of the Armed Forces of the United States 
defend the freedom and security of the United States.
SEC. 3. PROCEDURE FOR NATIONAL FLAG TO BE FLOWN AT HALF-STAFF IN 
                    THE EVENT OF THE DEATH OF A MEMBER OF THE 
                    ARMED FORCES.

    (a) Issuance of Proclamation.--Subsection (m) of section 7 of title 
4, United States Code, is amended in the sixth sentence--
            (1) by inserting ``or the death of a member of the Armed 
        Forces from any State, territory, or possession who dies while 
        serving on active duty'' after ``present or former official of 
        the government of any State, territory, or possession of the 
        United States''; and
            (2) by inserting before the period the following: ``, and 
        the same authority is provided to the Mayor of the District of 
        Columbia with respect to present or former officials of the 
        District of Columbia and members of the Armed Forces from the 
        District of Columbia''.

    (b) Federal Facility Consistency With Proclamation.--Such subsection 
is further amended by inserting after the sixth sentence the following 
new sentence: ``When the Governor of a State, territory, or possession, 
or the Mayor of the District of Columbia, issues a proclamation under 
the preceding sentence that the National flag be flown at half-staff in 
that State, territory, or possession or in the District of Columbia 
because of the death of a member of the Armed Forces, the National flag 
flown at any Federal installation or facility in the area covered by 
that

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proclamation shall be flown at half-staff consistent with that 
proclamation.''.

    Approved June 29, 2007.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 692 (S. 720):
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 110-139 (Comm. on the Judiciary).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 153 (2007):
            May 15, considered and passed House.
            June 14, considered and passed Senate.

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