Chapter 137 Oregon Laws 1999

Session Law




HB 2384


Relating to flag salute; amending ORS 339.875.


Be It Enacted by the People of the State of Oregon:


      SECTION 1. ORS 339.875 is amended to read:

      339.875. (1) Each district school board shall:

      (a) Procure a United States flag and an Oregon State flag of suitable sizes and shall cause such flags to be displayed upon or near each public school building during school hours, except in unsuitable weather, and at such other times as the board deems proper.

      (b) Provide students with the opportunity to salute the United States flag at least once each week of the school year by reciting: "I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

      (2) Students who do not participate in the salute provided for by this section must maintain a respectful silence during the salute.


Approved by the Governor April 29, 1999


Filed in the office of Secretary of State April 29, 1999


Effective date October 23, 1999