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The following information was excerpted from the Code of Virginia, Title 1, Chapter 5.
Title 1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS.
Chapter 5 - Emblems
§ 1-506. Flag of the Commonwealth.
The flag of the Commonwealth shall be a deep blue field, with a circular white centre of the same material. Upon this circle shall be painted or embroidered, to show on both sides alike, the coat of arms of the Commonwealth, as described in § 1-500 for the obverse of the great seal of the Commonwealth; and there may be a white fringe on the outer edge, furthest from the flagstaff. This shall be known and respected as the flag of the Commonwealth.
(Code 1950, § 7-32; 1966, c. 102, § 7.1-32; 2005, c. 839.)
§ 1-507. Governor to prescribe size of flag.
The Governor shall regulate the size and dimensions of the flag proper for forts, arsenals and public buildings, for ships-of-war and merchant marine, for troops in the field, respectively, and for any other purpose, according to his discretion by proclamation.
(Code 1950, § 7-33; 1966, c. 102, § 7.1-33; 2005, c. 839.)
§ 1-508. Director of General Services to have available flags of the Commonwealth for sale.
The Director of the Department of General Services shall have available at all times flags of the Commonwealth, to be offered for sale to the public in such manner as the Director may determine.
Such flags shall be of good quality, shall conform to the specifications prescribed in § 1-506, and shall be offered in the various sizes prescribed by the Governor pursuant to § 1-507.
The prices to be charged for such flags shall be at cost as determined by the Director.
(Code 1950, § 7-33.1; 1958, c. 553; 1960, c. 347; 1966, c. 102, § 7.1-34; 2005, c. 839.)
§ 1-509. When flag to be suspended over Capitol.
During the sessions of either house of the General Assembly the flag of the Commonwealth shall be kept raised over the respective chambers of the Capitol, or other place of session, if practicable, as directed by the Director of the Department of General Services and the Chief of the Virginia Capitol Police in consultation with the Clerk of the House of Delegates and the Clerk of the Senate.
(Code 1950, § 7-34; 1966, c. 102, § 7.1-35; 1970, c. 561; 2005, c. 839.)
Source: The Virginia General Assembly:Legislative Information System, Code of Virginia, , January 30, 2008.
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