Bill Text: TX HB3627 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to qualifications of licensed court interpreters.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-05-02 - Committee report sent to Calendars [HB3627 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB3627-Introduced.html
  86R8978 PMO-D
 
  By: Reynolds H.B. No. 3627
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to qualifications of licensed court interpreters.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 57.002(b-1), Government Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (b-1)  A licensed court interpreter appointed by a court
  under Subsection (a) or (b) must hold a license issued under Chapter
  157 [that includes the appropriate designation under Section
  157.101(d) that indicates the interpreter is permitted to interpret
  in that court].
         SECTION 2.  Section 157.101, Government Code, is amended by
  amending Subsection (d) and adding Subsection (d-1) to read as
  follows:
         (d)  A license issued under this chapter must include at
  least one of the following designations:
               (1)  a basic designation [that permits the interpreter
  to interpret court proceedings in justice courts and municipal
  courts that are not municipal courts of record, but the designation
  does not permit the interpreter to interpret a proceeding before
  the court in which the judge is acting as a magistrate]; or
               (2)  a master designation [that permits the interpreter
  to interpret court proceedings in all courts in this state,
  including justice courts and municipal courts described by
  Subdivision (1)].
         (d-1)  A court interpreter who holds a license issued under
  this chapter may interpret court proceedings in all courts in this
  state, regardless of whether the license has a basic designation or
  master designation.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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