AB 2370

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2013-2014 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly Feb 21, 2014
  • Passed Assembly May 19, 2014
  • Passed Senate Aug 14, 2014
  • Signed by Governor Sep 18, 2014

Court interpreters.

Bill Subjects

Court Interpreters.

Abstract

Existing law provides for the regulation of court interpreters, and requires the Judicial Council to designate the languages for which certification programs shall be established. Existing law provides that any person who interprets in a court proceeding using a language designated by the Judicial Council is required to be a certified court interpreter for the language used. Existing law authorizes the court, for good cause, to appoint an interpreter who does not hold an interpreter certificate for a designated language. Existing law authorizes a person who interprets in a court proceeding using a language not designated by the Judicial Council to be qualified by the court under qualification procedures and guidelines adopted by the Judicial Council, and to be designated as a registered interpreter if he or she passes an approved English fluency examination. Existing law requires interpreters to establish to the court that they meet the requirements described above under procedures adopted by the Judicial Council and also requires the court record to show that the interpreter is a certified interpreter or qualified as an interpreter for good cause or for a nondesignated language, as specified. This bill would additionally require a judge, in any proceeding in which the court appoints an interpreter who does not hold an interpreter certificate for a designated language, or who is qualified to interpret using a nondesignated language but is not registered, to have stated on the record a finding that a certified or registered interpreter is not available, the name of the interpreter, and a statement that he or she meets the qualification requirements specified above, and that the interpreter's oath was administered to the interpreter, as specified. The bill would also require a judge in any court proceeding, when using a certified or registered court interpreter, to have stated on the record the name of the interpreter, his or her current interpreter certification or registration number, the language to be interpreted, a statement that the certified or registered interpreter's identification has been verified by the court, and a statement that the interpreter's oath was administered to him or her, or that he or she has an oath on file with the court, as specified. The bill would require certified or registered interpreters to state similar information for the record in depositions where a judge is not present, as specified.

Bill Sponsors (1)

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Actions


Sep 18, 2014

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 424, Statutes of 2014.

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

Aug 29, 2014

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 2 p.m.

Aug 18, 2014

Assembly

Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 63. Noes 14. Page 6114.).

Aug 14, 2014

Assembly

In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 16 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 27. Noes 7. Page 4493.).

Jun 24, 2014

Senate

Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.

Jun 23, 2014

Senate

From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 6. Noes 0.) (June 17).

Jun 09, 2014

Senate

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on JUD.

  • Amendment-Introduction
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-2
  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on JUD.

May 28, 2014

Senate

Referred to Com. on JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on JUD.

May 19, 2014

Senate

In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 62. Noes 12. Page 5005.)

May 14, 2014

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

May 13, 2014

Assembly

Read second time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

May 12, 2014

Assembly

From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 9. Noes 1.) (May 6).

Apr 29, 2014

Assembly

In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.

Apr 01, 2014

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on JUD.

Mar 28, 2014

Assembly

Referred to Com. on JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on JUD.

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on JUD. Read second time and amended.

Feb 24, 2014

Assembly

Read first time.

Feb 23, 2014

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 25.

Feb 21, 2014

Assembly

Introduced. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB2370 HTML
02/21/14 - Introduced PDF
03/28/14 - Amended Assembly PDF
05/13/14 - Amended Assembly PDF
06/09/14 - Amended Senate PDF
06/24/14 - Amended Senate PDF
08/21/14 - Enrolled PDF
09/18/14 - Chaptered PDF

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