2012 Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes
Title 42 - JUDICIARY AND JUDICIAL PROCEDURE
Chapter 44 - Court Interpreters
Section 4401 - Legislative findings and declaration

 

 

CHAPTER 44

COURT INTERPRETERS

 

Subchapter

A.  General Provisions

B.  Court Interpreters for Persons With Limited English Proficiency

C.  Court Interpreters for Persons Who Are Deaf

 

Enactment.  Chapter 44 was added November 29, 2006, P.L.1538, No.172, effective in 60 days.

Cross References.  Chapter 44 is referred to in sections 562, 582 of Title 2 (Administrative Law and Procedure).

 

 

SUBCHAPTER A

GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

Sec.

4401.  Legislative findings and declaration.

4402.  Definitions.

§ 4401.  Legislative findings and declaration.

It is hereby declared to be the policy of this Commonwealth to secure the rights, constitutional and otherwise, of persons who because of a non-English speaking cultural background or who because of an impairment of hearing or speech are unable to understand or communicate adequately in the English language when they appear in court or are involved in judicial proceedings. It is the intent of this chapter to provide for the certification, appointment and use of interpreters to secure the rights of persons with limited English proficiency and persons who are deaf or hearing impaired in all judicial proceedings.

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