FSMC, TITLE 1.  GENERAL PROVISIONS
 
Chapter 5:  Flag

501.     Design designated.
502.     Display of flags.
503.     Desecration of flag.

       501.  Design designated.
     There shall be and there is hereby adopted an official flag of the Federated States of Micronesia, which shall consist of a circle of four white stars centered on a field of blue.  The width of the flag of the Federated States of Micronesia shall bear a ratio to its length of 1 to 1.9, and the width of the flag to the width of a star the ratio of five to one.  The flag may be reproduced for unofficial purposes, with different dimensions.

Source:  TT Code 1966 15; TT Code 1970, 1 TTC 201; TT Code 1980, 1 TTC 201; PL IC-6 1.

       502.  Display of flags.

     (1)     The flag of the Federated States of Micronesia shall be displayed in the open only from sunrise until sunset and during such hours shall be displayed only on buildings, flagstaffs, or halyards.

     (2)     The flag of the Federated States of Micronesia shall be hoisted briskly and lowered ceremoniously.

     (3)     No person shall display any other flag above or in a position of superior prominence or honor to the flag of the Federated States of Micronesia at any place within the Federated States of Micronesia; provided, that this subsection shall not apply to foreign embassies, consulates, diplomatic missions, or the offices of international agencies.

     (4)     The President may establish rules and procedures for the half-mast display of the flag of the Federated States of Micronesia and the use of the flag at official funerals.

Source:  TT Code 1966 16; TT Code 1970, 1 TTC 202; TT Code 1980, 1 TTC 202; PL IC-6 2; PL 4-82 1.

       503.  Desecration of flag.

     (1)     Any person who knowingly casts contempt upon any flag of the Federated States of Micronesia by publicly mutilating, defacing, defiling, burning, or trampling upon it shall be fined not more than $100, or imprisoned for not more than six months, or both.

     (2)     The term "flag of the Federated States of Micronesia" as used in this section shall include an official flag of the Federated States of Micronesia, as described in section 501 of this title, or any reproduction thereof for official or unofficial purposes and having the same or different dimensions as the flag of the Federated States of Micronesia.

Source:  COM PL 7-135 1; TT Code 1980, 1 TTC 203; PL IC-6 3.
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