Bill Summary for H 590 (2011-2012)

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Apr 4 2011

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View NCGA Bill Details2011-2012 Session
House Bill 590 (Public) Filed Monday, April 4, 2011
TO MAKE CLARIFYING CHANGES REGARDING CUED SPEECH UNDER THE LAWS REGULATING THE PRACTICE OF INTERPRETERS AND TRANSLITERATORS.
Intro. by M. Alexander.

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Amends GS 90D-5(b)(6), stating that a member of the Hearing Loss Association of North Carolina (currently, a member of Self Help for Hard of Hearing) will sit on the NC Interpreter and Transliterator Licensing Board (Board). Amends GS 90D-7(a)(3), requiring an applicant to the Board to hold a valid Testing, Evaluation and Certification Unit, Inc. national certification in cued language interpretation (rather than holding a certification recognized by the National Cued Speech Association). Enacts new GS 90D-7(a)(3)e., requiring an applicant to hold a current Cued Language Transliterator State Level Assessment (CLTSLA) certification level 3 or above. Amends GS 90D-8(a1)(1), authorizing the Board to issue a provisional license to a deaf interpreter who completes 16 hours of training, as specified (currently, a certified deaf interpreter who completes 30 hours of training, as specified). Amends GS 90D-8(a1)(3), authorizing the Board to issue a provisional license to a cued language transliterator holding a CLTSLA level 2 classification (currently, a person who completes 40 hours of training, as specified).

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