Utah English as Official Language, Initiative A (2000)

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Utah Initiative A, also known as the "English is the Official Language Initiative", was an initiated state statute in Utah which was approved by voters in the general election on November 7, 2000.

  • The initiative declared English as the official state language.

Election results

Utah Initiative A (2000)
Approveda Yes 496,066 67.18%

Election results via: Utah Lieutenant Governor

Text of measure

The language on the ballot said in part:

Initiative A declares English to be the official language of Utah. With certain exceptions, it makes English the sole language of government and requires all documents and actions of the state and its political subdivisions to be in English. Initiative A requires the adoption of rules for the public and higher education systems to assist non-English speaking persons to learn English and to encourage foreign language instruction. Initiative A requires any state funds affected by its implementation to remain in the state's General Fund, requires an accounting of those funds, and authorizes the Legislature to appropriate those funds for programs for English as a second language.[1][2]

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  1. National Conference of State Legislatures, "State Ballot Measures Database"
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

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