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 Riamondo, 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.
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Budget Article 18 has been withdrawn, so RICDHH will remain as an independent entity!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.
House Bill 5696, has been sent for further study.
Several members of RIRID attended the Rhode Island School for the Deaf's 125th Birthday Kickoff Celebration on April 29. Many members from the community were in attendance, there was a very informative key note presentation by former Principal Peter Blackwell on the history of the school for the Deaf, and there were delicious Rhode Island treats. We look forward to a year of celebrating the Rhode Island School for the Deaf!
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July 11, 2015
October 17, 2015
General meeting are from 10 am - Noon
Board meetings are from 9 am - 10 am
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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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