130th Ohio General Assembly
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(125th General Assembly)
(House Bill Number 552)



AN ACT
To enact section 5.014 of the Revised Code to establish a recommended procedure for folding the state flag.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:

SECTION 1. That section 5.014 of the Revised Code be enacted to read as follows:

Sec. 5.014. The general assembly hereby establishes a recommended procedure for the folding of the state flag by two people. The procedure is as follows:

With the flag unfolded, fold the flag in half lengthwise so that the points of the flag are aligned. Fold the flag in half lengthwise a second time to form a long strip with the red disc facing the ground. Next, fold the pointed end back onto itself to form a rectangle. These steps entail three folds.

Starting on the end formed by the fold of the pointed end back onto itself, fold two inches of the flag onto itself for a flag with a three-foot hoist and a five-foot fly, or another appropriate width of fold for a flag of a different size. Repeat the folds a total of fourteen times, alternating the folds in a fan-like manner.

The result is a total of seventeen folds symbolizing that Ohio was the seventeenth state admitted to the union. Finally, neatly and snugly wrap the remaining length of flag around the fan-folds to form a compact rectangle.

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