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Bill Hearing Alert: SF295 (Gustafson) on Monday, January 23, 2023 at 12:30 PM

CDI in Classrooms

1/21/2023 10:39:49 AM

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SF295 (Gustafson) will be heard by the Senate Education Policy committee

This bill will modify language in educational interpreter law. Currently, the language requires that an educational interpreter complete an Interpreter Training Program (ITP). Nationwide, there is no ITP for Certified Deaf Interpreters (CDIs). The language in this bill would allow a CDI to work in schools without completing an ITP program and would allow school districts to be reimbursed for the salary of the CDI.

The following individuals are scheduled to testify in support of this bill; 

  • Alicia Lane, Government Relations Director, Minnesota Commission of the Deaf, DeafBlind & Hard of Hearing
  • Dov Nathanson, student
  • Galvin Nathanson, student
  • Nic Zapko, Certified Deaf Interpreter

Please attend and show your support!


Monday, January 23, 2023 at 12:30 PM 


Minnesota Senate Building, Room 1200 or online at the Senate Webcast Schedule.


Captioning is available on the live broadcast and ASL interpreting will be provided. To provide feedback on digital accessibility of meeting information, please submit comments through the Minnesota Legislature Accessibility & Usability Comment Form.



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