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Measure Details

Providing that the English Language is the Common and Unifying Language of Oklahoma

Oklahoma Ballot Measure - State Question No. 751

Election: Nov. 2, 2010 (General)
Outcome: Passed

Categories:
Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
Government Operations
Government Operations

Yes
740,918
(75.54%)

No
239,904
(24.46%)

Measure Text

This measure amends the State Constitution. It adds a new Article to the Constitution. That Article deals with the State's official actions. It dictates the language to be used in taking official State action. It requires that official State actions be in English. Native American languages could also be used. When Federal law requires, other languages could also be used.

These language requirements apply to the State's "official actions." The term "official actions" is not defined. The legislature could pass laws determining the application of the language requirements. The Legislature would also pass laws implementing and enforcing the language requirements.

No lawsuit based on State law could be brought on the basis of a State agency's failure to use a language other than English. Nor could such a lawsuit be brought against political subdivisions of the State.

SHALL THE PROPOSAL BE APPROVED?

FOR THE PROPOSAL
Yes: __________
AGAINST THE PROPOSAL
No: __________

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