81R5632 EAH-F
  By: Dunnam H.B. No. 2500
  relating to the governor's flag.
         SECTION 1.  Section 401.104, Government Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 401.104.  GOVERNOR'S FLAG. (a)  The governor's
  [governor may adopt a] flag is the 1839 pilot flag of the Republic
  of Texas [for the governor's official use].
         (b)  The governor's flag consists of a rectangle with a
  width-to-length ratio of two to three containing:
               (1)  one white horizontal stripe and one red horizontal
  stripe, each constituting one-fourth of the entire width of the
  flag, and one blue horizontal stripe constituting one-half the
  entire width of the flag, arranged with white at the top, blue in
  the middle, and red at the bottom; and
               (2)  a white, regular five-pointed star in the center
  of the blue stripe, oriented so that one point of the star points
  directly upward, and of a size that the diameter of a circle passing
  through the five points of the star is equal to three-fourths of the
  width of the blue stripe.
         (c)  The red and blue colors of the governor's flag are the
  same colors used in the state flag.
         (d)  When displayed permanently mounted on a staff, as for
  indoor or parade use, the governor's flag may be decorated with gold
  fringe and the staff may be decorated with gold cords and tassels.
         (e)  When the governor's flag is displayed on a staff, the
  staff should be at least 2-1/2 times as long as the flag's hoist,
  and the flag should be attached to the staff's peak. The staff's
  finial should be either a lone star or a spearhead.
         (f)  The governor may prescribe any changes relating to the
  description or display of the governor's flag that the governor
  considers appropriate. [By executive order published in the Texas
  Register, the governor shall provide a description of a flag
  adopted under this section.]
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2009.