Frequently Asked Questions

 

How much is this going to cost?

Simplifying the state flag will be relatively inexpensive. Commission members will receive per diem and travel reimbursements similar to how the government pays jurors. After a design change, government agencies and schools will be required to replace their flags, but only after their current flags wear out.

A new design will also give the state a stronger brand which would increase sales of Utah merchandise to locals and tourists. These increased sales will more than compensate for any costs the state may incur.

Why do we need a review commission?

The state flag represents every Utahn, so every Utahn needs to have a say in the review process. The review commission will consist of elected individuals at the city, county, and state level, as well as members of Utah's Native American tribes. This will allow Utahns ample opportunity to give feedback on why the flag should (or shouldn't) be revised. It is our hope that through the review commission's process, Utahns will agree that Utah should be known not only for its beautiful views, but for its beautiful flag as well.