The All American Flag Act

Posted at 4:40 PM, Apr 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-29 12:45:12-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL. (WTXL) - A new Bill will require all Florida city, county, and state government agencies to only buy state and American flags made in the U.S.

The Senate voted 38-1 on Wednesday to approve the all American Flag Act.

The House approved the measure on Monday. Senator Thad Altman sponsored the legislation.

The Bill would require U.S. and Florida flags purchased by governments in Florida after January 1st, 2016 to be American made.

The mandate, however, could be hard to enforce.

A legislative staff analysis said, the measure doesn't contain any method to verify that flags purchased by state and local government agencies are manufactured in the United States from domestic materials.

Congress considered a similar measure in 2012 after the Los Angeles Times reported that there were 3.6 million dollars worth of U.S. flags imported into the United States, with most from China.