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SR 0613 - English is Georgia's Official Language
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Tracking Level: Evaluating
Sponsor: David Shafer
Last Action: 1/24/2018 - Senate Read and Referred
Senate Committee: Rules
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

In declaring English as Georgia's official language, this proposed Constitutional amendment, among other provisions, prohibits counties from adopting any law, ordinance, decree, program or policy using any other language for any official documents, regulations, orders, transactions, proceedings, meetings, programs or publications.  There are nine exceptions, particularly related to teaching English, public safety, crime victims and criminal defendants, and terms of art.  Any resident or anyone doing business in Georgia has standing to sue for injunctive relief for any violations of this provision.          

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