House File 2013 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 2013 BY VAN ENGELENHOVEN A BILL FOR An Act providing for the repeal of provisions authorizing 1 temporary licensure of interpreters and transliterators, and 2 providing transition provisions. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 5258YH (4) 83 rn/nh
H.F. 2013 Section 1. Section 154E.3A, Code 2009, is amended to read 1 as follows: 2 154E.3A Temporary license. 3 1. Beginning July 1, 2007 On or before July 1, 2012 , an 4 individual who does not meet the requirements for licensure by 5 examination pursuant to section 154E.3 may apply for or renew 6 a temporary license. The temporary license shall authorize 7 the licensee to practice as a sign language interpreter or 8 transliterator under the direct supervision of a sign language 9 interpreter or transliterator licensed pursuant to section 10 154E.3. The temporary license shall be valid for two years 11 and may only be renewed one time in accordance with standards 12 established by rule. An individual shall not practice for more 13 than a total of four years under a temporary license. The 14 board may revoke a temporary license if it determines that the 15 temporary licensee has violated standards established by rule. 16 The board may adopt requirements for temporary licensure to 17 implement this section. 18 2. An individual who has been granted or has renewed 19 a temporary license on or before July 1, 2012, shall be 20 authorized to practice as a sign language interpreter or 21 transliterator under supervision as specified in subsection 22 1 for the remainder of the two-year period of licensure or 23 renewal. At the expiration of the two-year period of licensure 24 or renewal, such individuals shall be required to obtain 25 licensure by examination pursuant to the requirements of 26 section 154E.3. 27 3. This section is repealed July 1, 2014. 28 EXPLANATION 29 This bill repeals temporary licensure provisions 30 applicable to applicants for licensure as an interpreter or 31 transliterator. The provisions authorize individuals who 32 do not meet the requirements for licensure by examination 33 specified in Code section 154E.3 to become temporarily licensed 34 for a two-year period under supervision, and to renew that 35 -1- LSB 5258YH (4) 83 rn/nh 1/ 2
H.F. 2013 two-year license for one additional two-year period. 1 The bill repeals Code section 154E.3A, which authorizes 2 temporary licensure, as of July 1, 2014. The bill provides 3 that individuals who have obtained temporary licensure or who 4 have renewed a temporary license prior to that date shall 5 be authorized to practice for the remainder of the two-year 6 temporary licensure or renewal period, after which the 7 licensure requirements of Code section 154E.3 shall apply. 8 -2- LSB 5258YH (4) 83 rn/nh 2/ 2