Governor Herbert to Hold Ceremonial Signing of Bill to Restore Proper State Flag

What:    Governor Gary Herbert will hold a ceremonial signing of House Concurrent Resolution 2, which encourages flag makers to follow current Utah Code when making state flags.  The state flag was adopted by the Legislature in 1911, and the statute which describes the proper appearance of the state flag was passed in 1913.  In 1922, changes were made in the state flag which were not consistent with the 1913 statute, and which have been perpetuated in state flags to this day.  HCR2, sponsored by Representative Julie Fisher and Senator Mark Madsen, reaffirms the 1913 statute and encourages that state flags be manufactured according to the law.
Schoolchildren from Rep. Fisher and Senator Madsen’s respective districts, who have followed the progress of the bill during the legislative session, will be in attendance.  Also expected are citizen historians and state historians who aided the Legislature in drafting the bill, and representatives from Colonial Flag, which has manufactured specimens of the corrected state flag.
Who:    Governor Gary R. Herbert
    Representative Julie Fisher
    Senator Mark Madsen
When:    Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 11:30AM – 12:00 PM
Where:    Utah State Capitol, Gold Room
    A designated press area will be provided