THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

617

THIRTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2023

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to the hawaiian flag.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. The legislature finds that displaying a state's flag is a gesture of respect for that state's people, land, and culture. The current version of the Hawaiian flag was adopted in 1845 and includes symbolism representing Hawaii's islands, ocean, culture, values, and history. The legislature believes that the Hawaiian flag should be displayed on United States military reservations and military training facilities in the State, as a gesture of respect for the communities and land that host the facilities.

Accordingly, the purpose of this Act is to require all United States military reservations and military training facilities in the State to display the Hawaiian flag.

SECTION 2. Chapter 5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"5- Display of the Hawaiian flag at United States military installations in the State; required. Each United States military reservation and military training facility in the State shall display the Hawaiian flag, in a manner consistent with sections 5-19 and 5-20."

SECTION 3. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Hawaiian Flag; United States Military

 

Description:

Requires all United States military reservations and military training facilities in the State to display the Hawaiian flag.

 

 

 

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