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SB12 Sub1 Senate Bill 12 History

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SB12 Sub1
COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE

FOR

Senate Bill No. 12

(By Senator Edgell)

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[Originating in the Committee on the Judiciary;

reported March 25, 2005.]

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A BILL to amend the code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §2-1-3, relating to making English the official language of West Virginia.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §2-1-3, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 1. COMMON LAW.
§2-1-3. English designated as official state language.
English is hereby designated as the official language of the state of West Virginia. Except as provided by law, no state agency or political subdivision shall be required to provide, and no state agency or political subdivision shall be prohibited from providing, any documents, information, literature or other written materials in any language other than English.
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(NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to establish English as the official language of West Virginia, provide that state business be conducted in English, that official documents be printed in English, that meetings be conducted in English, and to provide exceptions and limitations.

This article is new; therefore, strike-throughs and underscoring have been omitted.)
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