Friday, June 16, 2006

Utah.gov/spanglish

News Release June 16, 2006 Contact: Mike Mower Governor’s Spokesman Governor Issues Web Site Policy Salt Lake City - Utah Governor Jon Huntsman has approved the following policy regarding publishing information on the Utah.gov Web site in languages other than English. In compliance with Utah Code § 63-13-1.5, information published on Utah’s Official Web site will appear only in English with the following exceptions as outlined in the law: • Information necessary to promote health and public safety issues; • Information pertaining to tourism and economic development; • Information regarding the teaching of English as a second language; • Information that, under federal law, must be made available in languages other than English. Utah.gov links are being updated to comply with Utah law. “It is important for us to exercise due diligence in adhering to the law and we have done that with this issue,” said Mike Mower, Governor’s spokesman. “We are comfortable with the information we are publishing now that a thorough legal review has been completed.”

3 Comments:

Blogger theorris said...

Pienso que escribiré comentarios en español adelante. ¿Si escribo a mi representante en español, rompo la ley?

6/16/2006 06:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just Spanish? That's it? Utah is so behind the times! The State of California has translated many of its documents into at least 21 different languages. Imagine how fun it must all be for them!

6/19/2006 01:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oops. I meant to post the link:
http://www.boe.ca.gov/transpubs/transpubs.htm

6/19/2006 01:29:00 AM  

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