CONSTITUTION OF ALABAMA OF 1901,
English as Official Language of State (1990)
English is the official language of the state of Alabama.
The legislature shall enforce this amendment by appropriate legislation.
The legislature and officials of the state of Alabama shall take all steps
necessary to insure that the role of English as the common language of
the state of Alabama is preserved and enhanced. The legislature shall make
no law which diminishes or ignores the role of English as the common language
of the state of Alabama.
Any person who is a resident of or doing business in the
state of Alabama shall have standing to sue the state of Alabama to enforce
this amendment, and the courts of record of the state of Alabama shall
have jurisdiction to hear cases brought to enforce this provision. The
legislature may provide reasonable and appropriate limitations on the time
and manner of suits brought under this amendment.
Source: Charles V. Dale and Mark Gurevitz,
Legal Analysis of Proposals to Make English the Official Language of
the United States, Oct. 17, 1995, Washington, D.C.: Congressional