The South Dakota Senate affairs committee voted yesterday to approve a constitutional amendment that would strengthen the state’s official English law. If the measure, S.J.R. 2, passes the full Senate and House, it would appear on the general election ballot in November.

U.S. English, Inc. is the nation's oldest and largest non-partisan citizens' action group dedicated to preserving the unifying role of the English language in the United States. Founded in 1983 by the late Sen. S.I. Hayakawa of California, U.S. English, Inc. ( ) now has more than 2 million members.