Oklahoma bill fails; would have expanded on English only ballot question

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March 10, 2010

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma: State Question 751 will ask voters in November whether or not to make English as the official language of Oklahoma. A recently introduced legislative bill, on the other hand, won't have the opportunity expand on the English-only issue if voters approve 751.

HB 2674 was a bill that was proposed in the 2010 legislative session, but was rejected by the House Rules committee on February 25, 2010. It would have prohibited actions, not just language, in the state that would "diminish or ignore the role of English."The bill was proposed and would have only been enacted if the Question 751 was approved by voters. The bill was titled the Oklahoma Official English Language Implementation Act and was introduced by Representiative George Faught.[1]

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