90th General Assembly
Summary of SB0445
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CIV PRO-COURT-LANG INTERPRETER                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Code of Civil Procedure.  Provides for the testing and      
   certification  of  foreign  language  court  interpreters.   Effective      
   January 1, 1998.                                                            
          JUDICIAL NOTE                                                        
          No decrease or increase in the number of judges needed.              
          FISCAL NOTE (Administrative Office of Ill. Courts)                   
          Staffing costs would total $257,200. There would be additional       
          costs from college assessments of contract costs for curriculum      
          development, testing, training.                                      
          STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE (DCCA)                                    
          Fails to create a State mandate.                                     
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Specifies that the program shall be  established  by  January  1,      
          STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE, AMENDED (DCCA)                           
          No change from previous mandates note.                               
          HOME RULE NOTE, H-AM 1                                               
          Does not preempt home rule authority.                                
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.                                                 
          Deletes reference to:                                                
          735 ILCS 5/8-1401                                                    
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          New Act                                                              
          30 ILCS 105/5.480 new                                                
        Deletes  everything.   Creates   the   Foreign   Language   Court      
   Interpreter  Act.   Provides  that the Supreme Court may establish and      
   administer a program of testing and certification for foreign language      
   court interpreters.  Amends  the  State  Finance  Act  to  create  the      
   Foreign Language Interpreter Fund.  Effective January 1, 1999.              
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0771

   Last action date: 98-08-14

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   2     SENATE -   0


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