Senate Bill 129 History
Senate Bill No. 129
(By Senators Bailey, Barnes and Fanning)
[Introduced January 9, 2008; referred to the Committee on the
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 designated as the official language of the State of
West Virginia. Except as provided by law, no state agency or
political subdivision is required to provide, and no state agency
or political subdivision is prohibited from providing, any
documents, information, literature or other written materials in
any language other than English.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to designate English as the
official language of West Virginia.
This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and
underscoring have been omitted.