Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||
referred to higher education
|Jun 06, 2013||
referred to higher education
Senate Bill S5712
2013-2014 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Higher Education Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2013-S5712 (ACTIVE) - Details
2013-S5712 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S5712 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to the licensing of sign language interpreters and creating a state board for sign language interpreting PURPOSE: Protection of NYS Deaf and Hard of Hearing consumers from unqualified, inexperienced or undertrained sign language interpreters who may inadequately translate spoken or signed information as well as non-adherence to sign language interpreting standards and protocols; including a professional code of conduct. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The Education Law is amended by adding a new article 167 Section 8801 Definition, 8802 Practice of sign language interpretation, 8803 State board for sign language interpretation 8804 Licensing requirements and 8805 Exempt persons. JUSTIFICATION: Protection of NYS Deaf and Hard of Hearing consumers from unqualified, inexperienced or undertrained sign language interpreters who may inadequately translate spoken or signed information as well as non-adherence to sign language interpreting standards and protocols; including a professional code of conduct. Is important not only of the Hard of Hearing community but also for NYS businesses, governmental entities and non-profit agencies such as medical providers, legal services, social services, financial institutions, and schools.
2013-S5712 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5712 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E June 6, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. ROBACH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the licensing of sign language interpreters and creating a state board for sign language interpreting THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new article 167 to read as follows: ARTICLE 167 SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS SECTION 8800. INTRODUCTION. 8801. DEFINITIONS. 8802. PRACTICE OF SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETING. 8803. STATE BOARD FOR SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETING. 8804. LICENSING REQUIREMENTS. 8805. EXEMPT PERSONS. S 8800. INTRODUCTION. THIS ARTICLE APPLIES TO THE PROFESSION OF SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER. THE GENERAL PROVISIONS FOR ALL PROFESSIONS CONTAINED IN ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED THIRTY OF THIS TITLE APPLY TO THIS ARTICLE. S 8801. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE: (1) "CLIENT" MEANS A DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING PERSON FOR WHOM AN INTER- PRETER PROVIDES SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETATION SERVICES. (2) "BOARD" MEANS THE BOARD FOR SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETING. S 8802. PRACTICE OF SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETING. (1) ONLY A PERSON LICENSED OR OTHERWISE AUTHORIZED UNDER THIS ARTICLE SHALL PRACTICE SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETING OR USE THE TITLE OF SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER. (2) NO PERSON MAY, FOR COMPENSATION, PROVIDE SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETA- TION SERVICES FOR A CLIENT UNLESS THE PERSON IS LICENSED BY THE DEPART- MENT. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD11398-01-3
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