MNCDHH is currently not opposing the bill
3/4/2019 4:19:31 PM
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Dear Community Members,
Several people contacted the Commission and asked if the Commission is trying to block a bill on interpreter licensure in Minnesota. The bill has not been introduced this session. Right now, we have no plans to oppose it.
In February, the Commission heard that a bill might be submitted on interpreter licensure this legislative session. We emailed the Minnesota Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (MRID), Minnesota Association of Deaf Citizens (MADC), and Minnesota DeafBlind Association (MDBA). After rereading the email, it could have been written more clearly, and for that, we apologize. But the intent of the email was:
In September 2018, the MNCDHH board was asked by Sonny Wasilowski to support an interpreter licensure bill; the board discussed it and decided not to support it. There were three reasons:
MNCDHH has a webpage that describes how the board makes decisions about which bills to support or oppose.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or Deputy Director Emory David Dively.
Mary Hartnett, Executive Director
cc: Michele Isham, Board Chair