The online versions of legislation provided on this website are not official. Enrolled bills are the final version passed by the Ohio General Assembly and presented to the Governor for signature. The official version of acts signed by the Governor are available from the Secretary of State's Office in the Continental Plaza, 180 East Broad St., Columbus.
H. B. No. 552 As Reported by the Senate State and Local Government and Veterans Affairs CommitteeAs Reported by the Senate State and Local Government and Veterans Affairs Committee
|125th General Assembly|
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, Barrett, Beatty, Boccieri, Book, Buehrer, Cirelli, Core, D. Evans, Gilb, Grendell, Hughes, Key, Kilbane, Niehaus, Otterman, Raussen, Seaver, Slaby, Taylor, Willamowski
Senators Coughlin, Goodman, Mumper, Zurz
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.