THE STATE FLAG The New Jersey state flag is defined and described in Joint Resolution No.2 of 1896, which reads as follows: Joint Resolution to Define the State Flag 1. BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey: The State flag shall be of buff color, having in the center thereof the arms of the State properly emblazoned thereon. 2. The State flag shall be the headquarters flag for the Governor as Commander-in-Chief, but shall not supersede distinctive flags which are or may hereafter be prescribed for different arms of military or naval service of this State. 3. This act shall take effect immediately.