S. 2497 (109th): State Court Interpreter Grant Program Act

Introduced:
Apr 03, 2006 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Herbert “Herb” Kohl
Senator from Wisconsin
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Apr 03, 2006
Length
7 pages
Related Bills
S. 1733 (108th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Oct 15, 2003

S. 702 (110th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Apr 24, 2008

 
Status

This bill was introduced on April 3, 2006, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Apr 03, 2006
Referred to Committee Apr 03, 2006
 
Full Title

A bill to authorize the Attorney General to award grants to State courts to develop and implement State courts interpreter programs.

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Cosponsors
2 cosponsors (2D) (show)
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4/3/2006--Introduced.
State Court Interpreter Grant Program Act - Directs the Administrator of the Office of Justice Programs of the Department of Justice to: (1) make grants to state courts to develop and implement programs to assist individuals with limited English proficiency to access and understand state court proceedings in which they are a party; and (2) allocate specified funds to establish a court interpreter technical assistance program to assist state courts receiving grants under this Act.
Authorizes the use of grant awards by state courts to: (1) assess regional language demands; (2) develop a court interpreter program; (3) develop, institute, and administer language certification examinations; (4) recruit, train, and certify qualified court interpreters; and (5) pay for salaries, transportation, and technology necessary to implement the court interpreter program.

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