S.1733 - State Court Interpreter Grant Program Act108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Kohl, Herb [D-WI] (Introduced 10/15/2003)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||10/15/2003 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.|
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Summary: S.1733 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (10/15/2003)
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 States 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 States receiving grants under this Act.
Authorizes the use of grant awards by States 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 programs.