There will be a public hearing on Tues March 17th at LOB about the interpreter law that the task force has been working on for almost 2 1/2 years This time it will be with Human Services Committee members. It will be from 12 noon to 3 00pm. This was supposed to happen on Feb 26th but it got changed to March 17th. We need to spread the word and encourage people to go there to support this bill. We also need people to testify (I have several people who are willing to testify). Those who testify in front of Appropriations on Feb 27th. I suggest they testify again using the same testimony because there are and will be some different members on this committee.
Beth Leslie, Legislative Liaison at OPA, wanted to let interested members of the Deaf Community know that there will be a public hearing on the Interpreter Bill on 2/26 at the LOB at approximately 11:00 to 12:00. She had just found out about the bill and will provide more details on her legislative page on Friday. Legislative Update
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