S.702 - State Court Interpreter Grant Program Act110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Kohl, Herb [D-WI] (Introduced 02/28/2007)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Committee Reports:||S. Rept. 110-436|
|Latest Action:||08/01/2008 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 932. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.702 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Reported to Senate amended (08/01/2008)
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.