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Flag bill heads to Governor
ALBANY - A piece of legislation passed Thursday in both the state Senate and Assembly.
The legislation was brought about after the death of Army Lieutenant Colonel Todd Clark of Albany, killed in Afghanistan earlier this month.
When the Clark family asked for the flag that flew at half-staff over the capital for their son, they were initially told it would cost several hundred dollars for the large flag, then later the state says it does not give or sell the large capital flag to anyone.
The law that passed today would allow for the families of service members to receive the flag that's flown in honor of their loved one.
The bill now goes to the desk of Governor Cuomo where he can then sign it into law.