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§116.  Flag desecration

Flag desecration is the act of any person who shall intentionally, in any manner, for exhibition or display:

(1)  Place or cause to be placed any word, mark, design or advertisement of any nature upon any flag; or

(2)  Expose to public view any flag, upon which has been printed or otherwise produced, or to which shall have been attached any such word, mark, design, or advertisement; or

(3)  Expose to public view, or have in possession for sale or any other purpose, any article of merchandise, or thing for holding or carrying merchandise, upon or to which shall have been produced or attached any flag, in order to advertise, call attention to or decorate such article; or

(4)  Publicly mutilate, defile, or by word or act cast contempt upon any flag.  

The word "flag" as used herein shall mean any duly authorized flag, shield, standard, color or ensign of the United States, the State of Louisiana, or the Confederate States of America, or any copy thereof.  

Whoever commits the crime of flag desecration shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars, or imprisoned for not more than ninety days, or both.  

Amended by Acts 1960, No. 544, §1.  

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