SB 582 English; official language of the Commonwealth.
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Summary:
Official language of the Commonwealth. Designates English as the official language of the Commonwealth and provides that, except as provided by law, no state agency or local government shall be required to provide any documents, information, literature or other written materials in any language other than English.

Full text:
01/22/96  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 964918607  pdf
02/08/96  Senate: Committee substitute printed 964165607-S1  pdf
02/13/96  Senate: Printed as engrossed 964165607-ES1  pdf
03/20/96  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB582ER)  pdf
04/17/96  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0829)  pdf

Amendments:
House amendments
Senate amendments
Senate amendments rejected

Status:
01/22/96  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 964918607
01/22/96  Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/07/96  Senate: Reported from General Laws with sub. (10-Y 2-N 3-A)
02/08/96  Senate: Committee substitute printed 964165607-S1
02/08/96  Senate: Const. reading disp. (40-Y 0-N), passed by for the day
02/08/96  Senate: VOTE: CONST. READING DISPENSED (40-Y 0-N)
02/09/96  Senate: Read second time
02/09/96  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/12/96  Senate: Read second time
02/12/96  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/12/96  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 964165607-S1
02/12/96  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
02/12/96  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/13/96  Senate: Read second time
02/13/96  Senate: Amendment by Mr. Saslaw rejected (18-Y 22-N)
02/13/96  Senate: VOTE: FLOOR AMEND 1 (18-Y 22-N)
02/13/96  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
02/13/96  Senate: Amendment by Mr. Goode agreed to
02/13/96  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - comm. sub. w/amdt. 964165607-ES1
02/13/96  Senate: Printed as engrossed 964165607-ES1
02/13/96  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/13/96  Senate: VOTE: CONST. READING DISPENSED (40-Y 0-N)
02/13/96  Senate: Passed Senate (23-Y 17-N)
02/13/96  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (23-Y 17-N)
02/13/96  Senate: Communicated to House
02/14/96  House: Placed on Calendar
02/15/96  House: Read first time
02/15/96  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/15/96  House: Assigned to General Laws sub-committee: 4
02/29/96  House: Reported from General Laws (15-Y 5-N)
03/01/96  House: Read second time
03/04/96  House: Read third time
03/04/96  House: Amendments by Mr. Cranwell agreed to
03/04/96  House: Engrossed by House as amended
03/04/96  House: Pending question ordered
03/04/96  House: Passed House with amendments (78-Y 20-N)
03/04/96  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (78-Y 20-N)
03/06/96  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
03/06/96  Senate: House amendments agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/06/96  Senate: VOTE: CONCUR HOUSE AMENDMENTS (40-Y 0-N)
03/20/96  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB582ER)
03/25/96  Senate: Enrolled
03/26/96  House: Signed by Speaker
03/28/96  Senate: Signed by President
04/08/96  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 829 (effective 7/1/96)
04/17/96  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0829)