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H. B. No. 552  As Reported by the House State Government Committee
As Reported by the House State Government Committee

125th General Assembly
Regular Session
H. B. No. 552

 Speaker Householder  Representatives Redfern, Walcher, Flowers, Husted, Miller, Reidelbach, Allen, Cates, C. Evans, J. Stewart, Calvert, DeBose, Olman, McGregor, Faber, Daniels, Aslanides, DeWine, Carano, Hoops, Distel, Perry, Hartnett, Fessler, Carmichael, Raga, Schaffer, Reinhard, Hollister, Wolpert, T. Patton, Schlichter, Kearns, Wagner, Setzer, Hagan, Brown, Schmidt, Gibbs, Blasdel, Schneider, Webster, Latta, Combs, Seitz, Collier, Widener, Harwood, S. Smith, G. Smith, Clancy, Peterson 

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

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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