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  476.800.  Definitions. — As used in sections 476.800 to 476.806, the following terms mean:

  (1)  "Appointing authority", any court required to provide an interpreter;

  (2)  "Court proceeding", any proceeding before a court of record;

  (3)  "Non-English speaking person", any person involved in a legal proceeding who cannot readily speak or understand the English language, but does not include persons who are deaf or have a hearing disability;

  (4)  "Qualified interpreter", an impartial and unbiased person who is readily able to render a complete and accurate interpretation or translation of spoken and written English for non-English speaking persons and of non-English oral or written statements into spoken English.

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(L. 2004 S.B. 1211)


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