1894 State Flag as the official State Flag
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Subject Matter:
1894 State Flag as the official State Flag  (See Comments)

Original Filing:
There shall only be one official State Flag for the one State of Mississippi. That flag shall only be the “1894” flag, adopted by referendum on April 17, 2001, and it shall be flown at the principal installations of all State supported institutions, State agencies and political subdivisions. Revenue Source required: None. The flag is already official and has been in use since 1894.

Proposed Ballot Title:
Should the current State Flag be adopted by constitutional amendment?

Proposed Ballot Summary:
Initiative Measure No. 62 proposes to amend the Mississippi Constitution to establish the 1894 flag as the one official State Flag for the State of Mississippi, and require that the flag be flown at the principal installations of all State supported institutions, State agencies and political subdivisions.

Initiative Petition:
N/A

Sponsor:
DeBorah Simpson
Address:
P.O. Box 7446
Gulfport, MS 39507


Status:
Active

Town Meeting Location:
N/A

Initiative Information:
The official ballot title and ballot summary for an initiative measure are prepared by the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office. Initiative measures are valid for one year beginning from the date the ballot title and ballot summary are finally established. During this one-year period, a petition may be circulated to place the measure on the next statewide general election ballot to allow the voters of Mississippi to determine whether the measure should become a part of the Mississippi Constitution. According to Mississippi law, for an initiative measure to be placed on the ballot, a minimum of 86,183 certified signatures must be gathered, with at least 17,237 certified signatures from each of the five congressional districts as they existed in the year 2000. This required number of signatures represents twelve percent (12%) of the total number of votes cast for Governor in the last gubernatorial general election. Signatures must be certified by county circuit clerks as belonging to registered voters in Mississippi. A completed petition should be filed with Secretary of State, together with a filing fee of $500.00. For more information on the initiative process in Mississippi, consult the Mississippi Constitution of 1890, Section 273, and Mississippi Code Annotated §§ 23-17-1 through 23-17-61 (1972).

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