senate Bill S5712

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the licensing of sign language interpreters and creates a state board for sign language interpreting

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to higher education
Jun 06, 2013 referred to higher education

S5712 - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 167 ยงยง8800 - 8805, Ed L

S5712 - Summary

Relates to the licensing of sign language interpreters and creates a state board for sign language interpreting.

S5712 - Sponsor Memo

S5712 - 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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