HB 490

Session
Regular Session 2018
Title
Interpreters and Transliterators, members of public, with prior written approval of local bd of ed., provide services to public school students in emergency and incidental situations, Sec. 34-16-7 am'd.
Description

Under existing law, public education personnel are exempt from licensure and permitting by the Alabama Licensure Board for Interpreters and Transliterators for providing interpreting or transliteration services to students in emergency or incidental situations

This bill would also exempt certain members of the public who, with prior written approval of the local board of education, provide interpreting or transliteration services to public school students in emergency or incidental situations

To amend Section 34-16-7, Code of Alabama 1975, relating to the Alabama Licensure Board for Interpreters and Transliterators; to exempt members of the public who, with prior written approval of the local board of education, provide interpreter or transliterator services for public school students in emergency or incidental situations, from licensure or permitting by the board.

Subjects
Interpreters and Transliterators, Licensure Board for
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Under existing law, public education personnel are exempt from licensure and permitting by the Alabama Licensure Board for Interpreters and Transliterators for providing interpreting or transliteration services to students in emergency or incidental situations

This bill would also exempt certain members of the public who, with prior written approval of the local board of education, provide interpreting or transliteration services to public school students in emergency or incidental situations

To amend Section 34-16-7, Code of Alabama 1975, relating to the Alabama Licensure Board for Interpreters and Transliterators; to exempt members of the public who, with prior written approval of the local board of education, provide interpreter or transliterator services for public school students in emergency or incidental situations, from licensure or permitting by the board.

Section 1

Section 34-16-7 of the Code of Alabama 1975, is amended to read as follows:

§34-16-7.

The following persons shall be exempt from licensure or permitting pursuant to this chapter:

(1) Any student who is enrolled in a formal American sign language program, a formal interpreter training program, or a formal interpreter or transliterator internship program. The student shall be allowed to interpret or transliterate as part of his or her training for a maximum of eeks in an educational setting or 120 hours in an agency or business.

(2) Any person who interprets or transliterates solely in a church, synagogue, temple, or other religious setting.

(3) Any person residing outside of the State of Alabama may provide interpreting and transliterating services for up to 14 working days per calendar year without a license.

(4) Any person desiring to interpret for remuneration where circumstances do not allow for fulfillment of the stated requirements for licensure or permitting may petition the board for exemption status.

(5) Those public education personnel and State Department of Rehabilitation personnel, who are not hired as interpreters and transliterators and who are not as a part of their job description responsible for providing interpreting or transliteration services, in circumstances that may necessitate their function as interpreters and transliterators in emergency or incidental situations.

(6) All other public Public education personnel hired prior to March 15, 2000, who provide interpreting and transliterating services to students. These personnel shall apply for and receive a permit specifying that their permits are restricted to interpreting and transliteration services provided in the public education setting only. The application for this permit shall be submitted to the board prior to October 1, 2000. It shall be the responsibility of the permit holder to annually renew the permit by earning continuing education units in compliance with the requirements of the interpreters and transliterators licensure law. If personnel, who have been grandfathered in pursuant to this subdivision, for any reason should allow their permits to lapse or expire, those personnel shall lose all privileges of this exemption and shall adhere to all requirements of the interpreters and transliterators licensure law to renew their permits.

(7) A member of the public who, with prior written approval of the local board of education, provides interpreting or transliteration services to a student enrolled in and attending a public school in emergency or incidental situations."

Section 2

This act shall become effective on the first day of the third month following its passage and approval by the Governor, or its otherwise becoming law.

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Action Date Chamber Action
March 6, 2018HRead for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Boards, Agencies and Commissions
2018-03-06
Chamber: House
Result: Passed
2018-02-13
Chamber: Senate
Result: Passed