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Georgia Pursues English Only Constitutional Amendment

Posted by Joshua Price on February 22, 2008

Here in Georgia we are one step closer to making English the only official language for all state business.

From Georgia Public Television’s blog:

Georgia’s House Judiciary committee passed a resolution (10-4) to amend the state’s constitution and declare English, Georgia’s official language. Even though the law already says English is the state’s official language, some agencies offer accommodations, for non-native English speakers.

The proposed constitutional amendment would take that law one step further and require that all state business be conducted in English. That includes the driver’s license test, now offered in more than a dozen languages.

The measure now goes to the House Rules Committee for consideration. If the Rules Committee approves the amendment, it goes on to the full House for a vote where it requires a two thirds majority to pass.

It’s time to make a serious push to gets this passed and on the ballot this November.

We will continue to follow this.

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