S.992 - National Language Act of 2009111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Inhofe, James M. [R-OK] (Introduced 05/06/2009)|
|Committees:||Senate - Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 05/06/2009 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. (text of measure as introduced: CR S5241) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.992 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (05/06/2009)
National Language Act of 2009 - Requires: (1) English to be the national language of the federal government; and (2) the federal government to preserve and enhance the role of English as the national language.
Provides that no person has a right, entitlement, or claim to have the federal government act, communicate, perform or provide services, or provide materials in any language other than English, unless specifically provided by statute.
Makes the English language version of a government form issued in a language other than English the sole authority for legal purposes.
Declares that this Act does not prohibit the use of a language other than English.