Senate File 112 - Enrolled




                                             SENATE FILE 112

                             AN ACT
 PROVIDING FOR PRESENTATION OF FLAGS FLOWN AT HALF=STAFF OVER
    THE STATE CAPITOL IN RECOGNITION OF THE DEATH OF A MEMBER
    OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES WHILE SERVING ON
    ACTIVE DUTY.

 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:

    Section 1.  NEW SECTION.  35A.18  PRESENTATION OF FLAGS.
    1.  For the purposes of this section, unless the context
 otherwise requires, "member of the armed forces of the United
 States" means a person who was a resident of this state and a
 member of the national guard, reserve, or regular component of
 the armed forces of the United States at the time of the
 person's death.
    2.  If the governor issues a proclamation for the national
 and state flags to be flown at half=staff in recognition of
 the death of a member of the armed forces of the United States
 while serving on active duty, the office of the governor shall
 present the flags that were flown over the state capitol to
 the member's surviving spouse.  If the member does not have a
 surviving spouse, the two flags shall be presented to another
 individual who is part of the member's immediate family.  The
 cost of the flags is the responsibility of the department.


                                                             
                               JOHN P. KIBBIE
                               President of the Senate


                                                             
                               PATRICK J. MURPHY
                               Speaker of the House

    I hereby certify that this bill originated in the Senate and
 is known as Senate File 112, Eighty=third General Assembly.


                                                             
                               MICHAEL E. MARSHALL
                               Secretary of the Senate
 Approved                , 2009


                                
 CHESTER J. CULVER
 Governor

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