Public Act 90-0200
SB450 Enrolled SDS/bill0019/bkp
AN ACT to create the Interpreters for the Deaf Act.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
Interpreters for the Deaf Act.
Section 5. Qualifications.
(a) No person may represent himself or herself as an
interpreter for the deaf, work as a professional interpreter
for the deaf, or use the title "interpreter for the deaf" or
a similar title in this State unless he or she can show proof
(1) a certificate issued by the Registry of
Interpreters for the Deaf (RID);
(2) a satisfactory evaluation by the National
Association of the Deaf;
(3) a satisfactory Interpreter Skills Assessment
Screening (ISAS) evaluation; or
(4) licensure or certification or a satisfactory
evaluation or screening in another state.
(b) A person practicing as an interpreter for the deaf
under this Act shall register with the Deaf and Hard of
Hearing Commission within one year of the formation of that
commission or the commencement of practice, whichever is
Section 10. The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission.
Within 2 years of its formation in this State, the Deaf and
Hard of Hearing Commission shall work with the State Board
of Education to develop standards for further qualification
of educational interpreters in this State.
Section 15. Exemptions. A person working as an
interpreter for the deaf in a religious organization shall be
exempt from the requirements of Section 5. Educational
interpreters and certified teachers of the deaf performing
interpreting within the scope of their duties shall also be
exempt from this Act unless required by their particular
Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon