YSC, Title 1. General Provision
 
 
Chapter 5.  Emblems and Symbols

Subchapter I:  Flag

501.   Flag of the State.
502.  Display of the flag.
503.  Desecration of the flag; penalties.

     501.  Flag of the State.
     The official flag of the State of Yap shall be a white star, circled by a white traditional sailing canoe, enclosed by a white circle, centered in a field of blue. The dimensions shall be as follows:

     (a)  The length of the flag shall be seventy inches.

     (b)  The width of the flag shall be thirty-seven inches.

     (c)  The star shall be three and one-half inches in diameter.

     (d)  The circle around the star shall be six inches in diameter.

     (e)  The circle around the canoe shall be twenty-six and one-half inches in diameter with a width of one inch.

     (f)  The proportions of the figures shall be as in the flag attached to and incorporated in this subchapter.

Source:  YSL 1-51 1, modified.

     502.  Display of the flag.

     (a)  The flag of the State of Yap shall be displayed in the open only from sunrise until sunset and during such hours shall be displayed only on buildings, flagstaffs, or halyards.

     (b)  The flag of the State of Yap shall be hoisted briskly and lowered ceremoniously.

     (c)  When the flag of the State of Yap is flown or displayed together with the flag of the Federated States of Micronesia on separate masts or staffs, it shall be flown or displayed at the same level.

     (d)  When the flag of the State of Yap is flown or displayed together with the flag of the Federated States of Micronesia on a single staff or halyard, the flag of the State of Yap shall be flown or displayed below the flag of the Federated States of Micronesia.
 
     (e)  The Governor may establish rules and procedures for the half-mast display of the flag of the State of Yap upon the death of a government or traditional leader or distinguished citizen of the State or Federated States of Micronesia, and may establish other rules and procedures for the display of the flag consistent with the provisions of this subchapter.

Source:  YSL 1-51 2, modified.

     503.  Desecration of the flag; penalties.

     (a)  A person who knowingly casts contempt upon any flag of the State of Yap by publicly mutilating, defacing, defiling, burning, or trampling upon it shall be fined not more than $100.00 or imprisoned for not more than six months, or both.

     (b)  The term "flag of the State of Yap" as used in this section shall include the official flag as described in section 501 of this subchapter or any reproduction thereof for official or unofficial purposes and having the same or different dimensions.

Source:  YSL 1-51 3, modified.

Cross-reference:  Section 501 of this subchapter is on the flag of the State and contains a detailed description of the official State flag.

 

Subchapter II:  Seal

521.  Official seal.

     521.  Official seal.
     The official seal of the State of Yap shall be circular in shape and two inches in diameter, and of the design more particularly described as follows:

     (a)  The words "State of Yap" inside and around the upper perimeter of the outer circle, in block capital letters;

     (b)  The words "Official Seal" inside and around the lower perimeter of the outer circle;

     (c)  An inner circle with a piece of stone money, or "Rai", inside the inner circle;

     (d)  The words "Land of Stone Money" above the piece of stone money, and inside and around the upper perimeter of the inner circle;

     (e)  The Roman Numerals MCMLXXIX; and

     (f)  The Governor, the Speaker of the Legislature, and the Chief Justice of the State Court shall provide for the design of the piece of stone money designated in subsection (c) of this section.  The design may be the same as the past seal of the Legislature or a variation of the same.

Source:  YDL 6-10 1, modified.

Commission Comment:  The "Presiding Judge of the District Court" is changed to the "Chief Justice of the State Court" in subsection (f).