HJ729: Constitutional amendment; provides that English is official language of State.

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 729
Offered January 14, 2009
Prefiled January 14, 2009
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Virginia by adding in Article IV a section numbered 19, relating to English as the official language of the Commonwealth.
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Patron-- Joannou
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Committee Referral Pending
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RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, a majority of the members elected to each house agreeing, That the following amendment to the Constitution of Virginia be, and the same hereby is, proposed and referred to the General Assembly at its first regular session held after the next general election of members of the House of Delegates for its concurrence in conformity with the provisions of Section 1 of Article XII of the Constitution of Virginia, namely:

Amend the Constitution of Virginia by adding in Article IV a section numbered 19 as follows:

ARTICLE IV
LEGISLATURE

Section 19. Official language.

The English language is the official language of the Commonwealth of Virginia.