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2013 Senate Bill 428: Ban governments placing foreign-made American flags on veterans’ graves

Public Act 19 of 2014

  1. Introduced by Sen. Roger Kahn (R) on June 12, 2013, to prohibit local governments from buying American flags made outside this country to place on veteran’s graves, unless no competitively-priced American-made flags are available.
    • Referred to the Senate Veterans, Military Affairs & Homeland Security Committee on June 12, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on September 18, 2013, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on September 26, 2013. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on September 26, 2013.
  2. Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on October 2, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on October 2, 2013.
    • Referred to the House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee on October 2, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on January 29, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on February 12, 2014. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on February 12, 2014.
  4. Passed 101 to 9 in the House on February 13, 2014, to prohibit local governments from buying American flags made outside this country to place on veteran’s graves, unless no competitively-priced American-made flags are available.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on February 18, 2014.
  6. Passed 36 to 0 in the Senate on February 18, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on February 25, 2014.

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