Interpreters for non-English-speaking persons; compensation. (HB1338)

Introduced By

Del. Bill Janis (R-Glen Allen)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Interpreters for non-English-speaking persons; costs. Read the Bill »


03/08/2010: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/22/2010Presented and ordered printed 10104524D
01/22/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/27/2010Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
02/02/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB1338)
02/08/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 3-N)
02/10/2010Reported from Courts of Justice (16-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2010Read first time
02/15/2010Read second time and engrossed
02/16/2010Read third time and passed House (65-Y 34-N)
02/16/2010VOTE: --- PASSAGE (65-Y 34-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/17/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/24/2010Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
03/01/2010Assigned Courts sub: Special
03/03/2010Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
03/08/2010Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (11-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 6 clips in all, totaling 10 minutes.


robert legge writes:

The description could have been a little more descriptive. What it is asking for is that anyone who needs an interpreter will be forced to pay for said interpreter if they are found guilty. No doubt many will simply say they don't need one when they really do. Why don't charge for the labor costs for the police who arrest them? Their food in prison? This is a bad idea. But probably will help mr. Janis with his next election.