HB 55 English; designating as official language of State.
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Summary as introduced:
English as the official language of the Commonwealth. States that, except as provided by federal law, English is the official language of the Commonwealth, and no state agency or local government shall provide or otherwise assist in providing any documents, information, literature, or other written materials in any language other than English. The bill provides exceptions to this general rule for any documents, information, literature, or other written materials in a language other than English used in connection with foreign language instruction, administration of justice in the courts of the Commonwealth, law-enforcement purposes, or the provision of health care services. This bill was continued to the 2009 Regular Session of the General Assembly.

Full text:
12/05/07  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 081753600  pdf | impact statement

Status:
12/05/07  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 081753600
12/05/07  House: Referred to Committee on Rules
02/05/08  House: Continued to 2009 in Rules by voice vote
12/04/08  House: Left in Rules