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HB 0177 - Mandate - Counties Must Provide Multi-Lingual Services
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Tracking Level: Oppose
Sponsor: Pedro Marin (D)
Last Action: 2/1/2017 - House Second Readers
House Committee: Governmental Affairs
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

This legislation requires counties and cities to provide equal access to public services to individuals with limited English proficiency, including providing in house staff interpreters, bilingual staff or interpreter programs if contact with individuals with limited English proficiency regularly occurs.  Documents must be translated into any language spoken by at least three percent of the population of the area served by the county. ACCG has no position on whether counties do this, but opposes having the state mandate it upon us.  

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