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Senate Bill 3: Mandates Interpreters to Assist Non-English Speaking Employees for All Public Institutions

SB3 calls for all public institutions of higher education and public hospitals to provide an interpreter to assist non English-speaking employees in understanding English. The most alarming fact is the bill focuses on a potential employee’s oral communication skills in English. It is difficult to conceive of a job in such institutions where the ability to SPEAK, READ and WRITE in English would not be essential if not critical to performing a job.