Banners currently restricted in some areas.
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Local homeowners or condo associations, mobile home parks, and landlords would be banned from putting restrictions on flying the American flag or displaying military service banners under a bill introduced at the Ohio Statehouse.
State Sen. Bill Coley, a Republican from Butler County, says there are currently federal laws protecting the right to display the American flag, but not service banners.
"Our whole ability to have communities like that where we can have those rules is dependent upon the service men and women who protect our great nation," Coley said.
The bill was prompted by a situation a few years ago in Canton where a family was ordered by their condo association to remove a Blue Star Banner after their son was deployed. Coley says there are similar stories from around the country.
"We just want to make sure that those who sometimes forget their priorities or misplace their priorities in life that we take away that temptation for them to do something foolish," he said.
It's not the first time Coley has introduced the bill. He's hoping this time he has enough time to get it to the desk of Gov. John Kasich for a signature.
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