The current Alabama state flag, the second flag in Alabama state history, was adopted by Act 383 of the state legislature on February 16, 1895. The Alabama flag code states:
“The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white. The bars forming the cross shall be not less than six inches broad and must extend diagonally across the flag from side to side."
Because the Alabama code requires bars must be at least six inches wide, small representations of the Alabama state flag do not meet the legal definition.