H. B. 2186
(By Delegates Manchin and Stalnaker)
[Introduced January 14, 2003; referred to the
Committee on Education then Finance.]
A BILL to amend article two, chapter eighteen of the code of West
Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended,
by adding thereto a new section, designated section twelve,
relating to the state board of education providing a West
Virginia state flag to every public school in the state.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That article two, chapter eighteen of the code of West
Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, be
amended by adding thereto a new section, designated section twelve,
to read as follows:
ARTICLE 2. STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION.
§18-2-12. West Virginia state flag distributed to all public
The state board of education shall before the thirty-first day of December, two thousand three determine if the public schools in
the state have a West Virginia state flag. If there is any public
school that does not have a state flag, then the state board shall
obtain and distribute a state flag to that school. It is the
purpose and intention of the Legislature that all public schools in
this state have a West Virginia state flag and display it.
NOTE: This bill requires the State Board of Education to
furnish West Virginia state flags to all public schools, if the
schools do not have a state flag.
This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and
underscoring have been omitted.