“The scope and complexity of daily life today suggests the need for sign language interpreters to be licensed to ensure they are qualified and capable of faithfully and competently assisting the deaf or others with speech-related disabilities,” Otter wrote in his veto message. “But I also understand why the Senate would have killed this legislation but for the tie-breaking vote of the President (Little). Stakeholders have made it clear that this legislation could be a severe strain on already very limited resources.” More here. Betsy Russell, EOB
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