CHAPTER 40

ABUSE AND NEGLECT OF FLAG

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 3, TITLE 11, DELAWARE CODE OF 1953, RELATING TO FLAGS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA BY PROHIBITING THE USE OF THE FLAG FOR CERTAIN PURPOSES.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. Section 532, Title 11, Delaware Code of 1953, is amended by adding a new paragraph between the third and fourth paragraphs of said section, as follows:

"Whoever shall display publicly in any manner any flag, standard, color or ensign of the United States of America for the purpose of attracting attention to any commercial business and shall cause or permit the said flag, standard, color or ensign to be abused and neglected in such a manner that the said flag shall deteriorate or become faded or torn; or"

Approved April 28, 1953.