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2006 House Bill 5633: Establish English as official state language
Introduced by Rep. Jacob Hoogendyk, Jr. (R) on February 3, 2006
To establish English as the official state language. This would apply to governmental communications, but not the private sector.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Government Operations Committee on February 3, 2006
Reported in the House on May 9, 2006
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on May 16, 2006
To replace the previous version of the bill with one establishing that state agencies and local governments would not be required to provide documents, public written materials, or provide website content in any language other than English, but could do so if they choose.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on May 16, 2006
Amendment offered by Rep. John Garfield (R) on May 16, 2006
To eliminate a provision that explicitly allows state agencies and local governments to provide written materials in a language other than English. However, the bill still does not prohibit this.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 16, 2006
Passed 73 to 32 in the House on May 16, 2006.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To establish English as the official state language. This would apply to governmental communications, but not the private sector. It would establish that state agencies and local governments are not required to provide documents, public written materials, or website content in any language other than English, but does not prohibit them from doing so.
Received in the Senate on May 17, 2006
Referred to the Senate Local, Urban, & State Affairs Committee on May 17, 2006
Reported in the Senate on September 12, 2006
With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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