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Amendment

 

January Session, 2007

LCO No. 6652

   
 

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Offered by:

 

REP. PISCOPO, 76th Dist.

 

To: House Joint Resolution No. 11

File No. 300

Cal. No. 245

Strike everything after the resolved clause and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"That the following be proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the State, which, when approved and adopted in the manner provided by the Constitution, shall to all intents and purposes, become a part thereof:

Section 1. Article fourteenth of the amendments to the constitution is amended to read as follows:

Any citizen who will have attained the age of eighteen years on or before the day of a regular election may apply for admission as an elector at such times and in such manner as may be prescribed by law, and, if qualified, shall become an elector on the day of his or her eighteenth birthday or on the day of a primary held for such regular election, whichever occurs earlier. The ballot utilized on primary day shall be printed in the official language of the state.

Sec. 2. Article eleventh of the constitution is amended to add section 6 as follows:

(NEW) Sec. 6. The official language of the state is English. The General Assembly shall by law prescribe when any language other than English shall be used in any statute, regulation, ordinance, order, program or policy.

RESOLVED: That the foregoing proposed amendment to the Constitution be continued to the next session of the General Assembly elected at the general election to be held on November 4, 2008, and published with the laws passed at the present session, or be presented to the electors at the general election to be held on November 4, 2008, whichever the case may be, according to article sixth of the amendments to the Constitution. The designation of said proposed amendment to be used on the voting machine ballot labels and absentee ballots at such election shall be "Shall the Constitution of the State be amended to permit any person who will have attained the age of eighteen years on or before the day of a regular election to vote in the primary for such regular election, to require the ballot utilized on primary day to be printed in the official language of the state and to make English the official language of the state?""