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June 30, 2015

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Proposed bill would make English official language of Nevada

A bill introduced by state Sen. Don Gustavson would designate English as the official language of Nevada.

The bill, SB188, would require certain government documents, transactions, proceedings, meetings and publications to be in English.

For instance, it’s important that those taking the state’s exam for a cosmetology license be able to read and understand English, Gustavson, R-Sparks, said.

Cosmetologists handle chemicals that are labeled in English, he said. “It’s a safety issue,” he said.

There would, however, be a number of exceptions, including driver’s license examinations.

The requirement also would be waived “to protect public health and safety; in judicial proceeding to ensure that justice is carried out; to promote trade or tourism and to provide instruction in a foreign language.”

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  2. ur right azsk8fan -- no exceptions.

  3. This would help find a common place among the people of our country new or old.

  4. Great idea, it sends the message that the common language used in this state, and country, is ENGLISH. Folks are still free to converse in other languages for their own personal pleasure, but our infrastructure, and law of the land, for that matter, was created in, written in, and administrated in ENGLISH.

    If you want to live in this country, or any country, or land, you learn and use their language, it's not the other way around.

    Blessings and Peace,