Local governments in Michigancould soon be restricted frombuying American flags madeoutside the U.S. for veterans'graves.
The state Senate on Tuesdayapproved legislation requiring counties,cities, townships and villagesto buy American-made U.S. flagsif they are competitively pricedand of comparable quality toU.S. flags made in foreigncountries.
Michigan now requires localgovernments to furnish a U.S.flag and holder for gravesof local veterans upon therequest of a veterans'organization or five voters.
The bill requires localgovernments to post on theirwebsite that they boughtforeign-made flags because competitivelypriced and comparable-quality productsmade in the U.S. weren'tavailable.
Local governments not incompliance could have to payup to $500 in fines.
The legislation now heads toGov. Rick Snyder.