Bailey-sponsored Washington state flag account bill signed into law

The governor signed a bill into law Monday that will create a new Washington state flag account. The account will accept donations of state flags for military personnel and their families. House Bill 1121 was co-sponsored by Rep. Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor.

“Our state has heard from many people who wanted to donate state flags but had no formal outlet through which to work. This legislation creates a formal program that the secretary of state will administer,” said Bailey. “This program will allow more military families to receive a piece of ‘home’ — their state flag. And I’m really excited that they will have this opportunity.”

The Washington state flag account will be in the custody of the state treasurer, but the secretary of state will authorize expenditures.

The 2009 legislative session is scheduled to end April 26.



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