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The following information was excerpted from the Arizona Revised Statutes, Title 41, Chapter 4.1, Article 5.
Title 41 - State Government.
CHAPTER 4.1 - HISTORY, ARCHAEOLOGY AND STATE EMBLEMS.
Article 5 - State Emblems.
Sections 41-851 & 41-852.
41-851. State colors; state flag
A. Blue and old gold shall be the colors of the state. The blue shall be the same shade as that of the flag of the United States.
B. The flag of the state shall be of the following design:
The lower half of the flag a blue field and the upper half divided into thirteen equal segments or rays which shall start at the center on the lower line and continue to the edges of the flag, colored alternately light yellow and red, consisting of six yellow and seven red rays. In the center of the flag, superimposed, there shall be a copper-colored five pointed star, so placed that the upper points shall be one foot from the top of the flag and the lower points one foot from the bottom of the flag. The red and blue shall be the same shade as the colors in the flag of the United States. The flag shall have a four-foot hoist and a six-foot fly, with a two-foot star and the same proportions shall be observed for flags of other sizes.
C. The flag represents the copper star of Arizona rising from a blue field in the face of a setting sun.
41-852. Display of state flag; death of incumbent elective state officer; display of United States flag and Constitution and the Bill of Rights
A. The state flag shall be displayed alongside the flag of the United States on or in front of the state capitol building, and institutional and educational buildings of the state as the governor directs, on or in front of the courthouse of each county, and other institutional buildings of each county as the board of supervisors directs, and on or in front of the city or town hall of each incorporated city or town, and other municipally owned buildings as the governing body of the municipality directs.
B. On the death of an incumbent elective state officer, each state flag displayed pursuant to subsection A shall be flown at half-staff for a period of seven days beginning on the day following the death of the officer.
C. The flag of the United States shall be displayed in each hearing room in the state house of representatives and state senate in accordance with title 4 of the United States Code and a legible copy of the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights shall be displayed adjacent to the flag.
Source: Arizona State Legislature, Arizona Revised Statutes, , June 30, 2007.
Source: "State of Arizona Flag Story." Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State. Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, 30 May 2012. Web. 13 Mar 2013.
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