Bill Text - HB488 (2019)

Revision: May 16, 2019, 10:35 a.m.

CHAPTER 31

HB 488-FN - FINAL VERSION

 

11Apr2019... 1546-EBA

2019 SESSION

19-0509

01/05

 

HOUSE BILL 488-FN

 

AN ACT requiring interpreters for the deaf and hard of hearing at the state house campus.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Porter, Hills. 1; Rep. Conley, Straf. 13

 

COMMITTEE: Legislative Administration

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill declares that interpreters shall be provided to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing if such persons wish to consult with their senator or representative on the state house campus.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

11Apr2019... 1546-EBA 19-0509

01/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT requiring interpreters for the deaf and hard of hearing at the state house campus.

 

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

 

31:1  New Section; Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Required.  Amend RSA 14 by inserting after section 12 the following new section:

14:12-a  Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Required.  Interpreters for the deaf and hard of hearing, licensed under RSA 326-I, shall be provided to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing if such persons wish to meet with their senator or representative on the state house campus.  Persons who would like an interpreter pursuant to this section shall provide sufficient notice to the speaker of the house of representatives or the president of the senate, as appropriate.

31:2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

Approved: May 15, 2019

Effective Date: July 14, 2019