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HJR 1042 - English as Official State Language - Key Vote

Oklahoma Key Votes

Dan Newberry Co-Sponsored (Introduced) this Legislation-Joint Resolution.

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Legislation-Joint Resolution - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (89-8) -
Legislation-Joint Resolution - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (44-2) -
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NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation-Joint Resolution - Joint Resolution Passed (House) (66-32) - (Key vote)

Title: English as Official State Language

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a joint resolution that submits a constitutional amendment to the voters that designates English as the official language of the State of Oklahoma.

Highlights:
-Mandates that official actions of the state be conducted in English (Sec. 1). -Specifies that the state may use languages other than English for official actions if such use is essential to do any of the following (Sec. 1):
    -Teach or encourage the learning of languages other than English; -Protect the public health and safety; -Teach English to those who are not fluent in the language; -Teach and use sign-language for the deaf and hard-of-hearing or braille for blind or sight-impaired; -Comply with federal law; -Protect the rights of victims of crime and criminal defendants; -Promote trade, commerce and tourism; -Promote relations with Native American tribes or organizations; and -Create or promote mottos or designations, inscribe public monuments, or utilize terms of art or similar terms or phrases from other languages which are commonly used as parts of communication otherwise in English.
-This is a substitute by the House Rules Committee.
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

NOTE: A PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT CAN BE PLACED ON THE BALLOT BY A MAJORITY VOTE OF BOTH CHAMBERS ON A JOINT RESOLUTION. IT MUST BE APPROVED BY A MAJORITY OF CITIZENS VOTING IN ORDER TO BECOME EFFECTIVE.

Legislation-Joint Resolution - Introduced (House) -

Title: English as Official State Language

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