On Wednesday, May 13, 2015, House Bill 5696, the Bill that regulates our license passed the Full House. It has now been referred to the Senate Health and Human Services committee.
Once it passes that committee and the full Senate, then it becomes effective. We'll keep you posted as to the dates of the hearings in the committee and full Senate.
Thank you for your support!
Letters of Opposition to Article 19 of the Governor's Budget
House Bill 5900, Article 19 has been proposed as part of the Governor's budget. RIRID opposes Article 19 as it will disband the Board of Examiners of Interpreters for the Deaf, along with other professional boards.
We are asking RIRID members to send letters to Governor Raimondo, House Speaker Matiello and Senate President Paiva Weed. Template language is provided above and their corresponding e-mail addresses. Please use the subject "House Bill 5900 Article 19 Opposition" and add your signature. Please help preserve our license and licensure board by email our state leadership!
For more information go to http://www.cdhh.ri.gov/legislation/current/
Budget Article 18 has been withdrawn, so RICDHH will remain as an independent entity!
Budget Article 19 will be heard again, we will update you on future hearings and mailings to leadership.
Our next membership meeting is June 13, 2015 at 10 am. We will discuss the results of this year's legislative work. We will also share our collaboration with RIAD and and professional development opportunities. If you have an item to add to the agenda, please send it to Rosa Norberg, RIRID president, at RIRIDpresident@ririd.org
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June 13, 2015
October 17, 2015
General meeting are from 10 am - Noon
Board meetings are from 9 am - 10 am
Meetings will take place at Perspectives Corporation, HBTS, 64 Dewey Ave, Warwick, RI. Please enter through the back door
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Rhode Island Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf is an Affiliate Chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), a national membership organization of professionals who provide sign language interpreting and transliterating services for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing individuals. As the only professional association for sign language interpreters in the state of Rhode Island, RI RID serves an an essential arena for its members in the pursuit of excellence.
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