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SR 675 - Establishes English as the Official Language of the State of Georgia - Georgia Key Vote

Horacena Tate voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation-Resolution.

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Legislation-Resolution - Resolution Passed (Senate) (39-14) - (Key vote)
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Title: Establishes English as the Official Language of the State of Georgia

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a resolution that establishes English as the official language of the State of Georgia.

Highlights:
  • Establishes English as the official state language (Sec. 1).
  • Requires all state laws, ordinances, decrees, programs, or policies, including driver’s license examinations, to be written in only English (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits the state from penalizing or impairing the rights, obligations, or opportunities available to any individual solely because he or she only speaks English (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes a state official or agency to use a language other than English for the following purposes (Sec. 1):
    • To teach a language other than English;
    • To teach English to non-fluent English speakers;
    • To protect public health and safety; and
    • To protect the rights of criminal defendants and victims of crime.
Legislation-Resolution - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Establishes English as the Official Language of the State of Georgia

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