Montana Code Ann. § 1-1-510

MONTANA (1995)
Mont. Code Ann. § 1-1-510

English as official and primary language of state and local governments.

  1. English is the official and primary language of:
    1. the state and local governments;
    2. government officers and employees acting in the course and scope of their employment; and
    3. government documents and records.
  2. A state statute, local government ordinance, or state or local government policy may not require a language other than English to be used by government officers and employees acting in the course and scope of their employment or for government documents or records or require a language other than English to be taught in a school.
  3. This section is not intended to violate the federal or state constitutional right to freedom of speech of government officers and employees acting in the course and scope of their employment. This section does not prohibit a government officer or employee acting in the course and scope of employment from using a language other than English, including use in a government document or record, if the employee chooses, or prohibit the teaching of Native American languages, sign languages, or other languages in a school for general educational purposes.

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