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ORS 186.110
Display of state flag and POW/MIA flag on public buildings


(1)

The person or body having custody of each public building shall procure an Oregon State flag of suitable size and a National League of Families’ POW/MIA flag of suitable size and shall cause the Oregon State flag and the POW/MIA flag to be displayed with the United States flag upon or near the public building during the hours when the United States flag is customarily displayed, except in unsuitable weather, and at such other times as seems proper.

(2)

Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, this section requires the procurement and display of a National League of Families’ POW/MIA flag only with respect to a public building that has existing flagpoles or other infrastructure installed to properly display all three flags described in this section simultaneously, except that:

(a)

Any public building described in subsection (3)(a), (b) or (c) of this section that is newly constructed after January 1, 2016, shall include sufficient infrastructure to properly display all three flags simultaneously; and

(b)

Any public building described in subsection (3)(d) of this section that is newly constructed on or after January 1, 2018, shall include sufficient infrastructure to properly display all three flags simultaneously.

(3)

As used in this section, “public building” means:

(a)

State institutions.

(b)

All other state buildings upon which the Oregon Department of Administrative Services determines it is suitable to display the Oregon State flag and the National League of Families’ POW/MIA flag.

(c)

County courthouses.

(d)

All other county, municipal, school district and special district buildings upon which or near which it is customary and suitable to display the United States flag. [1953 c.474 §§1,2; 2015 c.185 §1; 2017 c.269 §1]

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