2010 Pennsylvania Code
Chapter 21 - Offenses Against the Flag
2102 - Desecration of flag.

     § 2102.  Desecration of flag.
        (a)  Offense defined.--A person is guilty of a misdemeanor of
     the third degree if, in any manner, he:
            (1)  for exhibition or display places any marks, writing
        or design of any nature or any advertisement upon any flag;
            (2)  exposes to public view any such marked or defiled
            (3)  manufactures, sells, exposes for sale, gives away,
        or has in his possession for any of such purposes any article
        which uses the flag for the purposes of advertisement, sale
        or trade; or
            (4)  publicly or privately mutilates, defaces, defiles,
        or tramples upon, or casts contempt in any manner upon any
        (b)  Exception.--Subsection (a) of this section does not
            (1)  To any act permitted by the statutes of the United
        States, or by the regulations of the armed forces of the
        United States.
            (2)  In a case where the government of the United States
        has granted the use of such flag, standard, color, or ensign
        as a trademark.
            (3)  To any writing or instrument, or stationery for use
        in correspondence on any of which shall be printed, painted,
        or placed said flag, disconnected from any advertisement for
        the purpose of sale or trade.
            (4)  To any patriotic or political demonstration or
        (c)  Definition.--As used in this section the word "flag"
     shall include any flag, standard, color, ensign or any picture
     or representation of any thereof, made of any substance or
     represented on any substance and of any size, purporting to be a
     flag, standard, color or ensign of the United States or of the
     Commonwealth, or a picture or a representation of any thereof,
     upon which shall be shown the colors or any color, or any
     combination of colors, or either the stars or the stripes, or
     the stars and the stripes, in any number of either thereof, or
     anything which the person seeing the same, may reasonably
     believe the same to represent the flag, colors, standard or
     ensign of the United States or of the Commonwealth.

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