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  209.287.  Board for certification of interpreters established — appointment, qualification, terms — expenses — meetings — chairman elected how — quorum — removal from office, procedure. — 1.  There is hereby established within the Missouri commission for the deaf and hard of hearing a board to be known as the "Board for Certification of Interpreters", which shall be composed of three members.  The executive director of the Missouri commission for the deaf and hard of hearing or the director's designee shall be a nonvoting member of the board.

  2.  The members shall be appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate from a list of recommendations from the commission.  The members shall be appointed for terms of three years.  No member shall be eligible to serve more than two consecutive terms, except a person appointed to fill a vacancy for a partial term may serve two additional terms.  One of the members appointed shall be deaf, one shall be a certified interpreter, and one shall be deaf or a certified interpreter.  The members shall be fluent in American sign language, Pidgin Signed English, oral, tactile sign, or any specialized vocabulary used by deaf persons.  The member shall have a background and knowledge of interpreting and evaluation.

  3.  The members shall receive no compensation for their services on the board, but the commission shall reimburse the members for actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties.  The board shall meet not less than two times per year.  The board shall elect from its membership a chairperson and a secretary.  A quorum of the board shall consist of two of its members.

  4.  Any member of the commission may petition the governor to remove a member from the board for the following reasons:  misconduct, inefficiency, incompetence or neglect of his official duties.  The governor may remove the member after giving the committee member written notice of the charges against him or her and an opportunity to be heard pursuant to administrative procedures in chapter 621.

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(L. 1994 S.B. 568 § 2, A.L. 2002 H.B. 1783, A.L. 2018 S.B. 843)


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