THE FLAG OF THE FORMER REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
2003 -- SENATE BILL NO. 839 BY SENATORS JOHNSON, BARHAM AND ULLO AND
REPRESENTATIVE DOWNER AN ACT
To enact R.S.
49:153.3, relative to the displaying of flags; to recognize the flag
of the former Republic of Vietnam as the official flag to be
displayed in the state; and to provide for related matters.
Be it enacted by the
Legislature of Louisiana:
Section 1. R.S.
49:153.3 is hereby enacted to read as follows:
§153.3. Display of
the flag of the Republic of Vietnam R.S. 49:153.3 is all new law.
The legislature does
hereby recognize that the people of the former Republic of Vietnam,
also known as South Vietnam, were valiant in their resistance to the
aggression of the communist North Vietnam.
further finds that refugees from the former Republic of Vietnam who
emigrated to the United States of America and settled in the state
of Louisiana should be honored and remembered for their sacrifices.
Therefore, the only
flag depicting the country of Vietnam that may be displayed in any
state-sponsored public function or any public institution of
learning shall be the flag of the former Republic of Vietnam.
Section 2. This Act
shall become effective upon signature by the governor or, if not
signed by the governor, upon expiration of the time for bills to
become law without signature by the governor, as provided by
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Section 18 of the
Constitution of Louisiana. If vetoed by the governor and
subsequently approved by the legislature, this Act shall become
effective on the day following such approval.
PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE
SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA