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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 4254        FILED ON: 3/26/2009

HOUSE  .   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1157


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Patricia A. Haddad


To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the passage of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to the purchase of flags in the Commonwealth.






Patricia A. Haddad

5th Bristol

Joan M. Menard

First Bristol and Plymouth

Alice K. Wolf

25th Middlesex

Geraldo Alicea

6th Worcester

Lida E. Harkins

13th Norfolk

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Viriato Manuel deMacedo

1st Plymouth

Michael J. Rodrigues

8th Bristol

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Richard R. Tisei

Middlesex and Essex

Robert L. Rice, Jr.

2nd Worcester

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Louis L. Kafka

8th Norfolk

Matthew C. Patrick

3rd Barnstable

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk

Allen J. McCarthy

7th Plymouth

Kathi-Anne Reinstein

16th Suffolk

Joyce A. Spiliotis

12th Essex

Stephen M. Brewer

Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin

Paul K. Frost

7th Worcester

Thomas P. Kennedy

Second Plymouth and Bristol

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Richard J. Ross

9th Norfolk

Stephen R. Canessa

12th Bristol

Donald F. Humason, Jr.

4th Hampden

Mary E. Grant

6th Essex

Michael O. Moore

Second Worcester

John P. Fresolo

16th Worcester

James Dwyer

30th Middlesex

Susan C. Tucker

Second Essex and Middlesex

Richard T. Moore

Worcester and Norfolk

David B. Sullivan

6th Bristol

Demetrius J. Atsalis

Second Barnstable

Kevin Aguiar

7th Bristol

James R. Miceli

19th Middlesex

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand and Nine



An Act relative to the purchase of flags in the Commonwealth.


              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

              Chapter 516 of the Acts of 2008 is hereby amended by striking out, after the words United States , the second time it appears , the clause ‘provided, however, that a flag shall be considered manufactured in the United States if a substantial majority of the principal components are assembled into the final product in an assembly plant in the United States.’

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