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Rs 14:116.1 Flag Burning

§116.1. Flag burning

A. Flag burning is the act of any person who intentionally burns or sets fire to the United States flag to cast contempt upon the flag.

B. This Section shall not prohibit the burning of the flag in a respectful retirement ceremony to dispose of a worn or soiled flag.

C. The word "flag" as used in this Section shall mean the flag of the United States.

D. Whoever commits the crime of flag burning shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars, or imprisoned for not more than ninety days, or both.

E. The provisions of this Section shall not take effect unless and until an amendment to the federal constitution regarding flag desecration is proposed by the Congress and approved by the requisite number of states and becomes law.

Acts 2006, No. 506, §1.

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Louisiana
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John Bel Edwards
John Bel Edwards
January 11, 2016 -
Democratic
1-225-342-4404
900 North 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, LA, 70802

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