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73-2802.Use of language other than English. A state agency or political or taxing subdivision, or its officers or employees, may use a language other than the English language to:

(a) Provide information orally to individuals in the course of delivering services to the general public;

(b) comply with federal law;

(c) protect the public health or safety;

(d) protect the rights of parties and witnesses in a civil or criminal action in a court or in an administrative proceeding;

(e) provide instruction in foreign and native American language courses;

(f) provide instruction designed to aid students with limited English proficiency so they can make a timely transition to use of the English language in the public schools;

(g) promote international commerce, trade or tourism;

(h) use terms of art or phrases from languages other than the English language in documents;

(i) provide signage and documents in braille; and

(j) communicate in American Sign Language.

History: L. 2007, ch. 186, § 2; July 1.



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