State Senator Bill Coley (R-Liberty Township) today announced the Senate passage of a bill that seeks to protect the rights of Ohioans to display the American flag.

Senator Coley introduced Senate Bill 84 after receiving complaints from residents whose homeowners associations had demanded their flags be taken down. 

“Sometimes these condo and homeowners associations get overzealous with enforcement," said Senator Coley. "They forget the price paid by our men and women in uniform to secure the right to display our flag."

The legislation protects residents from associations that seek to remove the American flag and Ohio pennant as well as the Blue and Gold Star service banners. The bill expands the existing U.S Flag Code which prohibits homeowners associations from creating rules which force the removal of or prevent the display of an American flag. 

Senate Bill 84 passed the Senate with a unanimous vote of 32-0 and now goes to the House of Representatives for further consideration. 

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