S.1214 - All-American Flag Act113th Congress (2013-2014)
Text: S.1214 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)
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Introduced in Senate (06/24/2013)
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[Congressional Bills 113th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [S. 1214 Introduced in Senate (IS)] 113th CONGRESS 1st Session S. 1214 To require the purchase of domestically made flags of the United States of America for use by the Federal Government. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES June 24, 2013 Mr. Brown (for himself and Mr. Rockefeller) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To require the purchase of domestically made flags of the United States of America for use by the Federal Government. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``All-American Flag Act''. SEC. 2. REQUIREMENT FOR PURCHASE OF DOMESTICALLY MADE UNITED STATES FLAGS FOR USE BY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. (a) In General.--Except as provided under subsection (b), only such flags of the United States of America, regardless of size, that are 100 percent manufactured in the United States, from articles, materials, or supplies 100 percent of which are grown, produced, or manufactured in the United States, may be acquired for use by the Federal Government. (b) Waiver.--The head of an executive agency may waive the requirement under subsection (a) on a case-by-case basis upon a determination that-- (1) the application of the limitation would cause unreasonable costs or delays to be incurred; or (2) application of the limitation would adversely affect a United States company. (c) Amendment of Federal Acquisition Regulation.--Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council established under section 1302 of title 41, United States Code, shall amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation to implement this section. (d) Definitions.--In this section: (1) Executive agency.--The term ``executive agency'' has the meaning given the term in section 133 of title 41, United States Code. (2) Federal acquisition regulation.--The term ``Federal Acquisition Regulation'' has the meaning given the term in section 106 of title 41, United States Code. SEC. 3. EFFECTIVE DATE. Section 2 shall apply to purchases of flags made on or after 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act. SEC. 4. CONSISTENCY WITH INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS. This Act shall be applied in a manner consistent with United States obligations under international agreements. <all>