Freedom to Display the American Flag Act of 2005 (H.R. 42), sponsored by Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Maryland, 6th), passed unanimously in both the House and Senate.President Bush on Monday signed into law a bill barring condominium and homeowners associations from adopting or enforcing any policy that would restrict or prevent a resident member from displaying the U.S. flag on their personally owned property. The
Subject to the restrictions for proper display of the flag imposed by the U.S. Flag Code, the Freedom to Display the American Flag Act of 2005 states:
- "A condominium association, cooperative association, or residential real estate management association may not adopt or enforce any policy, or enter into any agreement, that would restrict or prevent a member of the association from displaying the flag of the United States on residential property within the association with respect to which such member has a separate ownership interest or a right to exclusive possession or use."