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Relating to the establishment of English as the official language of Texas and the requirement that official acts of government be performed in English. Read & Follow the Bill
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HB301 establishes English as the official language of Texas. It does not apply to the ballot (federal law), schools (English as a second language classes) etc. It requires the state to print official state documents in English only, saving millions of dollars.

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(Travis County) February 17, 2011, 10:54 am report abuse
Introduced and referred to committee on House State Affairs (2/15/11)
(Collin County) February 10, 2011, 9:59 am Thumbs Up report abuse
It is estimated that printing in English only will save Texas taxpayers over $50 million dollars every year. Look, we don't have the money any more. We have to cut spending everywhere.
(Harris County) February 1, 2011, 8:18 am Thumbs Down report abuse
This is not a realistic option. It pulls Texans apart, instead of pulling us together! Texas is a beautiful mix of cultures and languages, especially Spanish. Bridge, don't destroy!
Flint McNamara
(Williamson County) January 30, 2011, 12:16 am Thumbs Down report abuse
If we did this we would spend yet more money on people not understanding the law/warnings. Just leave it English/Spanish = no excuse. Our culture is a mixed one deal with it. Lets keep it this way, for someday Spanish may very well be spoken by more Texans than English, and would it stink if "in the name of saving some money all the blasted signs and state laws will only be written in Spanish" -thank you. That would be read by many more like "forget you" or "F' you". So lets keep it bi-lingual, so when change comes our kids don't hate us.
(Bastrop County) January 29, 2011, 12:32 pm Thumbs Down report abuse
Printing items in English only will not inspire people to learn or more frequently use English.
(Travis County) January 29, 2011, 12:08 pm Thumbs Down report abuse
I understand the point being made, but I don't think printing items just in english does anything to really secure our borders.
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