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Subchapter 005 : Interpreters for Judicial, Administrative, and Legislative Proceedings(Cite as: 1 V.S.A. § 333)
§ 333. Appointment of interpreter
(a) The presiding officer in a proceeding shall appoint an interpreter after making a preliminary determination that the interpreter is able to:
(1) readily communicate with the person who is Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or DeafBlind;
(2) accurately interpret statements or communications from the person who is Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or DeafBlind; and
(3) interpret the proceedings to the person who is Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or DeafBlind.
(b) The presiding officer shall make findings when appointing an interpreter not designated as a qualified interpreter.
(c) It shall be a rebuttable presumption that the requirements of this section are met if the interpreter proposed for appointment is a qualified interpreter. It shall also be a rebuttable presumption that the requirements of this section are not met if the interpreter proposed for appointment is not a qualified interpreter. (Added 1987, No. 172 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 2005, No. 167 (Adj. Sess.), § 13, eff. May 20, 2006; 2013, No. 96 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; 2023, No. 36, § 7, eff. July 1, 2023.)