Senate Bill No. 86
(By Senator Sypolt)
[Introduced February 13, 2013; referred to the Committee on
Government Organization; and then to the Committee on Finance.]
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
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. Notwithstanding any other provision of
this code to the contrary, no state agency or political subdivision
is required to provide any documents, information, literature or
other written materials in any language other than English.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to make English the
official language of West Virginia.
This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and
underscoring have been omitted.