HB1114 (2006) Detail

Relative to regulation by the board of licensure of interpreters for the deaf and hard of hearing.


CHAPTER 31

HB 1114 – FINAL VERSION

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2006 SESSION

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HOUSE BILL 1114

AN ACT relative to regulation by the board of licensure of interpreters for the deaf and hard of hearing.

SPONSORS: Rep. Bergin, Hills 6; Rep. MacKay, Merr 11

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

AMENDED ANALYSIS

This bill changes a requirement for an appointment to the board of licensure of interpreters for the deaf and hard of hearing, moves the renewal date for licensees, and changes the nonresident exemption.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

15Feb2006… 0483h

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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Six

AN ACT relative to regulation by the board of licensure of interpreters for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

31:1 Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing; Board. Amend RSA 326-I:3, II(a) to read as follows:

(a) Four licensed interpreters, [2 of whom are state level licensees and] at least 2 of whom are national level licensees, from a list of names submitted by the New Hampshire Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf in conjunction with the New Hampshire Association of the Deaf.

31:2 License Renewal. Amend RSA 326-I:13 to read as follows:

326-I:13 License Renewal; Continuing Education. A license issued by the board shall expire on the [January] September 1 following 3 years from the date of issuance. Every person licensed under this chapter who wishes to renew a license shall, on or before the expiration date, pay a fee for renewal of license to the board. The board shall notify each person licensed under this chapter of the date of expiration of such person’s license and the renewal fee required. The notice shall be mailed to such person’s last known address as provided to the board at least 60 days in advance of the expiration of such license. Renewals are contingent upon evidence of completing the number of continuing education units established by the board. The continuing education units may be earned by attending professional training or completing approved independent studies and regional in-service programs, as determined by the board.

31:3 Exemptions From Licensure. Amend RSA 326-I:7, IV(a) to read as follows:

(a) Nonresident [certified or licensed] interpreters [working in this state fewer than 250 hours in the previous calendar year, or as otherwise qualified by rules by the board] certified by the National Registry of Interpreters of the Deaf (RID) or the American Consortium of Certified Interpreters (ACCI), levels IV and V, who have completed RID-approved legal training or who hold a legal specialty certificate (RID SC:L) when working in court settings, provided that such interpreter shall be subject to disciplinary proceedings of the board.

31:4 Effective Date. This act shall take effect July 1, 2006.

Approved: April 4, 2006

Effective: July 1, 2006

Links

HB1114 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

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Bill Text Revisions

HB1114 Revision: 9391 Date: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

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