Iberville Parish to discuss strict new law protecting the American flag
PLAQUEMINE – Parish leaders are set to discuss a strict new law that would ban anyone from damaging or defacing an American flag.
The proposal would also cover the parish's flag along with the Louisiana state flag. Penalties range from a six-month stay in jail to a $1,000 fine.
According to the proposal, any “word, mark, design or advertisement of any nature” on the flags would be outlawed. In addition, the flags would be protected from what is described as public mutilation, and intentional acts to defile, burn or “cast contempt on any American, Louisiana or Iberville Parish flag.”
The proposal will be discussed at an upcoming parish council meeting.
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