Chapter 272 of the Massachusetts General Laws as appearing in the 2018 edition is hereby amended by adding after Section 107, the following: - “Section 108. Displaying, Flying, and or establishing the use of the Confederate flag.
Whosoever flies, displays, erects, or uses the Confederate flag in any manner shall be considered having been attempted to enforce racially motivated hate, fear, and sedition. Anyone having been convicted of flying, displaying, erecting, or using the Confederate flag shall be punished by a fine of no more than $1,000, no less than $500 and by imprisonment in the State prison no more than four, nor less than two and a half years.
The Confederate flag is defined as but not limited to the rectangular flag of red with two blue stripes intersecting to form an X, with thirteen white stars inside it. The stars being arranged one star in the center, and three in each arm of the X. Other formations may include the same shape format but inverse color spectrum, with a red X on a blue body; and any other form of the flag colloquially known as the Stars and Bars used by the Confederate States of America from 1861 to 1865.
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