This document includes House Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Wed, Mar 6, 2019 at 9:20 AM by pflowers.
Representative Stephen G. Handy proposes the following substitute bill:




Chief Sponsor: Stephen G. Handy

Senate Sponsor: Daniel McCay


8     General Description:
9          This bill creates the State Flag Review Commission and provides the commission's
10     duties regarding the proposal of a new state flag.
11     Highlighted Provisions:
12          This bill:
13          ▸     defines terms;
14          ▸     creates the State Flag Review Commission;
15          ▸     provides for the term and appointment of commission members;
16          ▸     designates the current state flag as the state historical flag;
17          ▸     requires the commission to:
18               •     receive public input regarding proposals for a new state flag design; and
19               •     make a report and recommendation for a new state flag design to the
20     Government Operations Interim Committee;
21          ▸     identifies the principles of good flag design for use in the commission's analysis of
22     proposals and recommendation of a new state flag design;
23          ▸     establishes a repeal date for the commission; and
24          ▸     makes technical changes.
25     Money Appropriated in this Bill:

26          None
27     Other Special Clauses:
28          This bill provides a special effective date.
29     Utah Code Sections Affected:
30     AMENDS:
31          63G-1-501, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
32          63I-2-263, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2018, Chapters 38, 95, 382, and 469
33     ENACTS:
34          63G-1-801, Utah Code Annotated 1953
35          63G-1-802, Utah Code Annotated 1953
36          63G-1-803, Utah Code Annotated 1953
37          63G-1-804, Utah Code Annotated 1953
38          63G-1-805, Utah Code Annotated 1953
39          63G-1-806, Utah Code Annotated 1953

41     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
42          Section 1. Section 63G-1-501 is amended to read:
43          63G-1-501. State historic flag.
44          The state historic flag of Utah shall be a flag of blue field, fringed, with gold borders,
45     with the following device worked in natural colors on the center of the blue field:
46          (1) [The] the center a shield;
47          (2) above the shield and thereon an American eagle with outstretched wings;
48          (3) the top of the shield pierced with six arrows arranged crosswise;
49          (4) upon the shield under the arrows the word "Industry," and below the word
50     "Industry" on the center of the shield, a beehive;
51          (5) on each side of the beehive, growing sego lilies;
52          (6) below the beehive and near the bottom of the shield, the word "Utah," and below
53     the word "Utah" and on the bottom of the shield, the figures "1847";
54          (7) with the appearance of being back of the shield there shall be two American flags
55     on flagstaffs placed crosswise with the flag so draped that they will project beyond each side of
56     the shield, the heads of the flagstaffs appearing in front of the eagle's wings and the bottom of

57     each staff appearing over the face of the draped flag below the shield;
58          (8) below the shield and flags and upon the blue field, the figures "1896"; and
59          (9) around the entire design, a narrow circle in gold.
60          Section 2. Section 63G-1-801 is enacted to read:
Part 8. State Flag Review Commission

62          63G-1-801. Definitions.
63          As used in this part:
64          (1) "Commission" means the State Flag Review Commission created in Section
65     63G-1-802.
66          (2) "Principles of good flag design" means the principles described in Section
67     63G-1-805.
68          Section 3. Section 63G-1-802 is enacted to read:
69          63G-1-802. State Flag Review Commission -- Creation -- Membership -- Meetings
70     -- Staff.
71          (1) There is created the State Flag Review Commission.
72          (2) The commission consists of the following 11 members:
73          (a) one member of the Senate that the president of the Senate appoints;
74          (b) one member of the House of Representatives that the speaker of the House of
75     Representatives appoints;
76          (c) the following five individuals that the governor appoints:
77          (i) one individual representing the office of the governor;
78          (ii) after receiving recommendations from the Utah Association of Counties, one
79     individual serving in the legislative body of a county of the third, fourth, fifth, or sixth class;
80          (iii) after receiving recommendations from the Utah League of Cities and Towns, one
81     individual serving in the legislative body of a city of the first class;
82          (iv) one individual who is a member of a national or international vexillological
83     organization or association; and
84          (v) one individual representing Utah's ethnic minority populations;
85          (d) one individual representing the Division of State History that the division's director
86     appoints;
87          (e) one individual representing the Board of Tourism Development that the board's

88     chair appoints;
89          (f) one individual representing Utah's Native American community that the director of
90     the Division of Indian Affairs appoints after receiving recommendations from federally
91     recognized tribes in Utah; and
92          (g) one individual representing the State Board of Education that the chair of the State
93     Board of Education appoints.
94          (3) Each individual with authority to appoint an individual under Subsection (2) shall
95     make the appointment on or before June 1, 2019.
96          (4) The legislators appointed to the commission under Subsections (2)(a) and (b) shall
97     serve as co-chairs.
98          (5) A majority of the commission constitutes a quorum for the transaction of
99     commission business.
100          (6) The commission shall ensure that each meeting of the commission complies with
101     Title 52, Chapter 4, Open and Public Meetings Act.
102          (7) The Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel shall provide staff support
103     to the commission.
104          Section 4. Section 63G-1-803 is enacted to read:
105          63G-1-803. Terms of commission members -- Vacancies -- Salaries and expenses.
106          (1) The term of each commission member ends on November 30, 2019.
107          (2) (a) A commission member may be removed from the commission by the individual
108     who appointed the member.
109          (b) If a commission member described in Subsection 63G-1-802(2)(a) or (b) leaves the
110     member's legislative office, the individual may not continue to serve as a commission member.
111          (c) Within 14 days after the day on which a vacancy occurs under Subsection (2)(a) or
112     (b) or the day on which another event occurs that causes a vacancy, the individual who
113     originally appointed a member to the subsequently vacant position shall fill the vacancy in
114     accordance with Subsection 63G-1-802(2).
115          (3) (a) A commission member may not receive compensation or benefits for the
116     member's service on the commission but may receive per diem and reimbursement for travel
117     expenses incurred as a commission member as allowed in Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107
118     and rules that the Division of Finance makes in accordance with Sections 63A-3-106 and

119     63A-3-107.
120          (b) Compensation and expenses of a commission member who is a legislator are
121     governed by Section 36-2-2 and Legislative Joint Rules, Title 5, Legislative Compensation and
122     Expenses.
123          Section 5. Section 63G-1-804 is enacted to read:
124          63G-1-804. Commission duties.
125          (1) The commission shall:
126          (a) convene the commission's initial meeting on or before June 14, 2019;
127          (b) issue a request, on or before July 1, 2019, for the public to submit proposed state
128     flag designs;
129          (c) (i) assess proposed flag designs the commission receives under Subsection (1)(b)
130     using the established principles of good flag design; and
131          (ii) on or before September 15, 2019, select a group of up to 40 candidate flag designs
132     that, based on the assessment described in Subsection (1)(c)(i), are the proposed flag designs
133     that best:
134          (A) represent the state; and
135          (B) adhere to the established principles of good flag design;
136          (d) hold public hearings and use other methods to gather public input regarding the
137     candidate flag designs described in Subsection (1)(c)(ii); and
138          (e) no later than the November interim meeting in 2019, make a report and
139     recommendation to the Government Operations Interim Committee regarding:
140          (i) the candidate flag designs described in Subsection (1)(c)(ii), including the
141     commission's assessment;
142          (ii) public input the commission received under Subsection (1)(d); and
143          (iii) a recommendation for a new state flag design.
144          (2) The commission may allow for amendments to submissions during the process
145     described in Subsection (1) to allow designers to improve proposed flag designs based on the
146     commission's assessment described in Subsection (1)(c)(i).
147          (3) In considering proposed flag designs, the commission may consider the proposed
148     flag design described in Section 63G-1-806.
149          Section 6. Section 63G-1-805 is enacted to read:

150          63G-1-805. Established principles of good flag design.
151          In assessing flag designs, the commission Ĥ→ [
shall] may ←Ĥ consider the extent to which
151a     a flag
152     design adheres to the following established principles of good flag design:
153          (1) whether the flag is sufficiently simple that a child could draw the flag from
154     memory;
155          (2) whether the flag uses meaningful symbolism, including the use of:
156          (a) a main graphic element, giving preference to a single primary symbol; or
157          (b) meaningful colors, shapes, or layout of the parts of the flag;
158          (3) whether the flag uses two to three basic colors that:
159          (a) contrast well; and
160          (b) are varying shades of standard colors like red, blue, green, black, yellow, or white;
161          (4) whether the flag avoids writing or the use of a seal, including lettering or a seal that
162     is difficult to:
163          (a) see or read from a distance; or
164          (b) reduce to a smaller scale for use on a pin or graphic; and
165          (5) whether the flag is sufficiently distinctive to avoid duplicating other flags while
166     allowing for the use of similarities to represent connections.
167          Section 7. Section 63G-1-806 is enacted to read:
168          63G-1-806. Proposed flag design for commission consideration.
169          (1) As used in this section:
170          (a) "CMYK" means the color model of four-color printing using cyan, magenta,
171     yellow, and black ink.
172          (b) "Legacy gold" means a color with:
173          (i) an RGB value of 251, 178, 23;
174          (ii) a CMYK value of 1, 33, 100, 0; and
175          (iii) a web color value of #fbb217.
176          (c) "Liberty blue" means a color with:
177          (i) an RGB value of 11, 36, 68;
178          (ii) a CMYK value of 100, 86, 44, 47; and
179          (iii) a web color value of #0b2444.
180          (d) "Mountain white" means a color with:

181          (i) an RGB value of 255, 255, 255;
182          (ii) a CMYK value of 0, 0, 0, 0; and
183          (iii) a web color value of #ffffff.
184          (e) "RGB" means the color model of three-color video and computer displays using
185     red, green, and blue light.
186          (f) "Utah red" means a color with:
187          (i) an RGB value of 175, 31, 36;
188          (ii) a CMYK value of 22, 100, 99, 13; and
189          (iii) a web color value of #af1f24.
190          (h) "Web color" means the color model of web page displays using a hexadecimal
191     color code.
192          (2) The commission may consider as a proposed design a rectangle that has a width to
193     length ratio of three to five and contains the following:
194          (a) one diagonal cross pattern that creates four triangles meeting at the center of the
195     flag:
196          (i) with the two triangles in the horizontal plane being:
197          (A) equal in width and length, spreading the full width and length of the flag; and
198          (B) colored liberty blue;
199          (ii) with the upper and lower triangle shaped quadrants each having a length equal to
200     the full length of the flag and:
201          (A) the upper triangle shaped quadrant being colored mountain white; and
202          (B) the lower triangle shaped quadrant being colored Utah red; and
203          (iii) that represents:
204          (A) Utah's moniker as "the Crossroads of the West"; and
205          (B) the history of Promontory Point;
206          (b) one circle that:
207          (i) is shaded legacy gold and filled with a background that is shaded mountain white;
208          (ii) contains a slightly thinner gold circle that is:
209          (A) shaded legacy gold; and
210          (B) filled with a background that is shaded mountain white; and
211          (iii) is placed over the meeting point of the four triangle shaped quadrants described in

212     Subsection (2)(a) in the center of the flag; and
213          (c) one beehive that is shaded legacy gold that:
214          (i) contains six hive sections with a small semicircle removed from the center of the
215     base of the lowest section;
216          (ii) is placed within the circles described in Subsection (2)(b); and
217          (iii) represents:
218          (A) Utah's identity as "the Beehive State"; and
219          (B) industry.
220          Section 8. Section 63I-2-263 is amended to read:
221          63I-2-263. Repeal dates, Title 63A to Title 63N.
222          (1) On July 1, 2020:
223          (a) Subsection 63A-3-403(5)(a)(i) is repealed; and
224          (b) in Subsection 63A-3-403(5)(a)(ii), the language that states "appointed on or after
225     May 8, 2018," is repealed.
226          (2) Title 63C, Chapter 19, Higher Education Strategic Planning Commission is
227     repealed July 1, 2020.
228          (3) The following sections regarding the State Flag Review Commission are repealed
229     on July 1, 2020:
230          (a) Section 63G-1-801;
231          (b) Section 63G-1-802;
232          (c) Section 63G-1-803;
233          (d) Section 63G-1-804;
234          (e) Section 63G-1-805; and
235          (f) Section 63G-1-806.
236          [(3)] (4) Section 63H-7a-303 is repealed on July 1, 2022.
237          [(4)] (5) On July 1, 2019:
238          (a) in Subsection 63J-1-206(2)(c)(i), the language that states " Subsection(2)(c)(ii) and"
239     is repealed; and
240          (b) Subsection 63J-1-206(2)(c)(ii) is repealed.
241          [(5)] (6) Section 63J-4-708 is repealed January 1, 2023.
242          [(6)] (7) Subsection 63N-3-109(2)(f)(i)(B) is repealed July 1, 2020.

243          [(7)] (8) Section 63N-3-110 is repealed July 1, 2020.
244          Section 9. Effective date.
245          If approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, this bill takes effect
246     upon approval by the governor, or the day following the constitutional time limit of Utah
247     Constitution, Article VII, Section 8, without the governor's signature, or in the case of a veto,
248     the date of veto override.