ARIZONA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Fifty-fifth Legislature

Second Regular Session

House: GE DP 7-6-0-0 | 3rd Read 39-20-1-0
Senate: GOV DPA 4-2-1-0 | 3rd Read 24-4-2-0
Final Pass: 39-14-7-0


HB 2010: first responder flags; homeowners' associations

Sponsor: Representative Kavanagh, LD 23

Transmitted to the Governor

Overview

Adds a first responder flag and a blue or gold star flag to flags that a unit owner's association or planned community association (Association) may not restrict the outdoor display of.

History

An Association cannot prohibit the outdoor display of any of the following:

1)   The American flag or an official or replica of a flag of the United States army, navy, air force, marine corps or coast guard by a unit owner on that unit owner's property if the American flag or military flag is displayed in a manner consistent with federal law;

2)   The POW/MIA flag;

3)   The Arizona state flag;

4)   An Arizona Indian nations flag; and

5)   The Gadsden flag.

An Association must adopt reasonable rules and regulations regarding the placement and manner of display of these flags (A.R.S. §§ 33-1261 and 33-1808).

Provisions

1.   Clarifies that an Association may not prohibit the outdoor display of a flag of the United States Uniformed Services. (Sec. 1, 2)

2.   Includes the following flags in flags that an Association may not prohibit the outdoor display of:

a)   First responder flag; and

b)   Blue or gold star service flag. (Sec. 1, 2)

3.   Allows a first responder flag to incorporate the design of one or two other first responder flags to form a combined flag. (Sec. 1, 2)

4.   Defines first responder flag as a flag that recognizes and honors the services of any of the following:

a)   Law enforcement and that is limited to the colors black, blue and white with specified words and the symbol of a generic police shield in crest or star shape;

b)   Fire department and that is limited to the colors gold, black, red and white with outlined words and the symbol of a generic maltese cross; or

c)   Paramedics or emergency medical technicians and that is limited to the colors white, blue, and black with specified words and the symbol of a generic star of life. (Sec. 1, 2)

5.   Makes technical and conforming changes. (Sec. 1, 2)

 

 

 

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