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"English as Oklahoma's Official Language" was first aired on Sunday November 23rd 2003. Our Guest was Ron Kirby, State Representative, House District 64.

Our topics included:
  1. House Bill 1020 was entitled "Oklahoma's English Language Act." It was withdrawn in the last Session. Does he plan to reintroduce this?
  2. The Initiative Petition to do substantially the same thing was struck down by the Oklahoma Supreme Court. Is this a problem for this Legislation?
  3. Why is it necessary to have an official language? What do other States do?
  4. What does this Bill require?
  5. All official business - all official documents - all transactions and action be in English. What are the exceptions to this?
  6. To protect health, safety or liberty; to teach; protection of rights of criminal defendants or victims; promote trade, tourism;
  7. Comply with Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; use proper names, terms of art or phrases from languages other than English;
  8. Comply with the Constitution and laws of the United States of America or the Constitution of the State of Oklahoma.
  9. Discuss Native American language.
  10. Discuss bias - bigotry.
  11. What he expects in Oklahoma.

Kent Meyers, Mick Cornett, Ron Kirby