Here's the Law that Created the Minnesota Flag Redesign

 

The Minnesota state seal and flag have been redesign and are scheduled to become official in May because someone complained that the current flag and seal have racial undertones

Here's the part of Minnesota law (Chapter 62) that was passed by the Democrat controlled House and Senate and signed by Governor Tim Walz:

Sec. 118.

STATE EMBLEMS REDESIGN COMMISSION.

Subdivision 1.

Establishment.

The State Emblems Redesign Commission is established. The purpose of the commission is to develop and adopt a new design for the official state flag and the official state seal no later than January 1, 2024.

Subd. 2.

Membership; meetings.

(a) The commission consists of the following members:

(1) three members of the public, appointed by the governor;

(2) one member appointed by the Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage;

(3) one member appointed by the Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs;

(4) one member appointed by the Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans;

(5) one member representing the Dakota community and one member representing the Ojibwe community, appointed by the executive board of the Indian Affairs Council;

(6) the secretary of state or the secretary's designee;

(7) the executive director of the Minnesota Historical Society or the director's designee;

(8) the chair of the Capitol Area Architectural and Planning Board or the chair's designee;

(9) the chair of the Minnesota Arts Board or the chair's designee; and

(10) the executive director of Explore Minnesota Tourism or the director's designee.

(b) The following serve as ex officio, nonvoting members of the commission: (1) two members of the house of representatives, one each appointed by the speaker of the house and the minority leader of the house; and (2) two members of the senate, one representing the majority caucus appointed by the senate majority leader and one representing the minority caucus appointed by the senate minority leader.

(c) Appointments to the commission must be made no later than August 1, 2023. The voting members of the commission shall elect a chair and vice-chair. An appointee designated by the governor shall convene the commission's first meeting. Decisions of the commission must be made by majority vote. The Minnesota Historical Society must provide office space and administrative support to the commission.

Subd. 3.

Meetings.

Meetings of the commission are subject to Minnesota Statutes, chapter 13D.

Subd. 4.

Duties; form and style of recommended state emblems.

The commission shall develop and adopt a new design for the official state seal and a new design for the official state flag. The designs must accurately and respectfully reflect Minnesota's shared history, resources, and diverse cultural communities. Symbols, emblems, or likenesses that represent only a single community or person, regardless of whether real or stylized, may not be included in a design. The commission may solicit and secure the voluntary service and aid of vexillologists and other persons who have either technical or artistic skill in flag construction and design, or the design of official seals, to assist in the work. The commission must also solicit public feedback and suggestions to inform its work.

Subd. 5.

Report.

The commission shall certify its adopted designs in a report to the legislature and governor no later than January 1, 2024. The commission's report must describe the symbols and other meanings incorporated in the design.

Subd. 6.

Expiration.

The commission expires upon submission of its report.

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  • Arl Weinrebe
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  • Brad Gabrielson
    commented 2023-12-27 10:49:31 -0600
    When is this going to end when there’s no more universe people need to quit being so offended one thing I do know you can’t change the past is here to learn from and to become better just because somebody’s offended by something sad or done means we need to make a change I don’t think so there are so many things that people have tried to change but really haven’t done anything in the matter to what’s going on or to who we are just like people have sex changes you can’t change your DNA for crepesake people live in imaginary world there’s lots of heartache there’s lots of hurt but 99% of life is how you react to it and it’s always good to react in a positive manner and ask yourself what could I do to make it better I believe by changing our state flag or are seal doesn’t make anything better or worse is something works why change it one question to say I would ask just like if you don’t like the American flag well then leave this country and go to a third world country and see how much better you would like it if you don’t like our state flag well then move it’s shameful if people want to go like that well then give all the land back down in the southern part of the United States back to the Spaniards or Indians give Alaska back to Russia give whatever land back to what entities owned it way back when have all these men and women that have died in previous wars has this all been for nothing and if it has how shameful it is they have to die in vain when people are trying to change what was done all these men and women that have lost grandpas and grandmas and moms and dads and sisters and brothers in prior war that gave the ultimate their voices shouldn’t be heard either somebody needs to wake up and shake a few trees and say enough is enough grow a little thicker skin and try to make things a better place instead of a negative situation in many places be proud to make a change for humanity instead of creating such divide between many people or nations
  • Russell Jackson
    commented 2023-12-24 10:29:55 -0600
    The entire commission was top heavy with liberal Democrats. What a shocker. Could have saved this entire commission’s work and just adopted California’s flag. Since the MN DFLer liberals/WOCKSTERS have turn MN into CA anyway with all of the laws, etc. they passed this past year. I am waiting for “no cash bail” statewide in 2024 under the name of “social justice” (whatever that is) and public safety. Murders already can vote. I wonder if the DFLer’s thought about the person that was killed that their right to vote was eliminated.
  • Dave Wilmer
    followed this page 2023-12-23 09:28:02 -0600
  • Jake Duesenberg
    published this page in News 2023-12-21 12:35:57 -0600