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H*3795 (Rat #0206, Act #0188 of 2022) General Bill, By Allison
Summary: Sign Language Interpreters Act
    AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS ACT" BY ADDING CHAPTER 84 TO TITLE 40 SO AS TO REQUIRE MINIMUM COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS USED BY CERTAIN GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES AND HOSPITALS AND HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS, TO PROVIDE NECESSARY DEFINITIONS, AND TO PROVIDE MORE RIGOROUS STANDARDS APPLY WHEN THEY CONFLICT WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT; BY ADDING SECTION 59-33-120 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE PROMULGATION OF REGULATIONS FOR THE APPROPRIATE CREDENTIALING OF SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND SPECIAL SCHOOLS, AND TO REQUIRE INTERPRETERS FOR THE DEAF WORKING IN SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN THIS STATE TO SUBMIT TO THE SAME BACKGROUND CHECKS AS EDUCATORS; AND TO MAKE THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2024. - ratified title
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02/02/21House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 50)
02/02/21House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 50)
03/18/21House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 3)
04/06/21House Amended (House Journal-page 48)
04/06/21House Read second time (House Journal-page 48)
04/06/21House Roll call Yeas-78 Nays-35 (House Journal-page 50)
04/07/21House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 10)
04/07/21Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 7)
04/07/21Senate Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry (Senate Journal-page 7)
04/28/22Senate Polled out of committee Labor, Commerce and Industry (Senate Journal-page 6)
04/28/22Senate Committee report: Favorable Labor, Commerce and Industry (Senate Journal-page 6)
04/29/22 Scrivener's error corrected
05/03/22Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 55)
05/03/22Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 55)
05/03/22Senate Roll call Ayes-39 Nays-1 (Senate Journal-page 55)
05/04/22 Scrivener's error corrected
05/10/22Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments
05/11/22House Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled (House Journal-page 78)
05/11/22House Roll call Yeas-104 Nays-2 (House Journal-page 79)
05/12/22 Ratified R 206 (Senate Journal-page 220)
05/16/22 Signed By Governor
05/31/22 Effective date 01/01/2024
05/31/22 Act No. 188



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