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OFFICIAL STATE LANGUAGE. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Provides that English is the official language of State of California. States that Legislature shall enforce this provision by appropriate legislation. Requires Legislature and State officials to take all steps necessary to insure that the role of English as the common language of the State is preserved and enhanced. Provides that the Legislature shall make no law which diminishes or ignores the role of English as the common language. Provides that any resident of or person doing business in State shall have standing to sue the State to enforce these provisions. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Without guidelines as to what appropriate legislation to enforce this measure should entail, it is not possible to determine whether state or local governments would incur any costs or savings if the measure is adopted.
S.I. Hayakawa Stanley Diamond Carol Strayer C/O Diane Elan Wick, Esq. Nielsen, Hodgson, Parrinello & Mueller, 650 California Street, Suite 2650, San Francisco, California 94108
Official State Language California Initiative 374 (1986).