2020 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Blount, Simmons (12th)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 3-3-16, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO CHANGE THE DESIGN OF THE OFFICIAL FLAG OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 3-3-16, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
3-3-16. (1) (a)
The official flag of the State of Mississippi shall have the following design: * * *
On a field ten (10) units high by fifteen (15) units
wide, vertical bars at the hoist and fly, in Old Glory Red (Pantone red 193C),
three (3) units wide, flank a central panel in white. Centered in the panel, a
large five-pointed star in Old Glory Blue (Pantone blue 282C), inscribed within
an imaginary circle four and seventy-five hundredths (4.75) units in diameter,
is surrounded by nineteen (19) small five-pointed stars in Old Glory Blue
(Pantone blue 282C), each with a diameter of seven-tenths (0.7) unit and
oriented point-upwards, equally spaced with their centers on an imaginary
circle six and nine-tenths (6.9) units in diameter and one (1) star at the top
of the circle. (b) The small stars represent the first nineteen (19) states
admitted to the United States, and the center star represents the State of
Mississippi as the twentieth state to join the Union.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2020.