2008 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Abbitt
Funding for 5 Additional Foreign Language Interpreters

Item 38 #8h

Item 38 #8h

First Year - FY2009 Second Year - FY2010
Judicial Department
Supreme Court FY2009 $410,685 FY2010 $410,685 GF
FY2009 5.00 FY2010 5.00 FTE

Page 20, line 17, strike "$28,562,566" and insert "$28,973,251".
Page 20, line 17, strike "$28,337,566" and insert "$28,748,251".

(This amendment requests general funds for five additional full-time foreign language interpreters. In fiscal year 2007 interpreter services were provided in 67,746 cases at a cost of approximately $4.1 million. The 2007 Appropriation Act provided funding for 10 full-time foreign language interpreters beginning in fiscal year 2008. Preliminary data indicate the full-time staff have helped to keep down expenditures for private interpreter services. The introduced budget includes funding for five additional staff in beginning in fiscal year 2009. This amendment authorizes another five additional staff.)