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House fails to revive Tenn. English license bill

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - House Republicans failed to revive legislation that would require Tennessee's driver's license test to be given only in English.

Republican Rep. Stacey Campfield of Knoxville tried to attach an amendment to an existing bill on the House floor Monday evening. The proposal would have required individuals legally and temporarily in the United States to take the driver's license test in 1 of 4 languages offered in Tennessee. Others would have to take the test in English.

However, lawmakers voted 51-40, mostly along party lines, to table the measure.

Last week, the House Budget Subcommittee voted 12-3 to defer similar legislation until December 2010, essentially killing the measure. The companion to that proposal passed the Senate 22-10 earlier this month.

Read HB0262/SB0063 at http://www.capitol.tn.gov.

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