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File #: ID-4484    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/5/2022 In control: Executive Committee
On agenda: 4/21/2022 Final action: 4/21/2022
Enactment date: 4/21/2022 Enactment #: 178-22
Title: To amend Resolution No. 386-13 to increase the compensation for County appointed Language Interpreter Services.
Narrative of Resolution:
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To amend Resolution No. 386-13 to increase the compensation for County appointed Language Interpreter Services.
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If Resolution requires expenditure of County Funds, provide the following information:
Amount to be authorized by Resolution: $2,000
Are funds already budgeted? No
Specify Compliance with Procurement Procedures: N/A
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INTRODUCED BY THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE TO AMEND RESOLUTION NO. 386-13 REGARDING COMPENSATION FOR COURT APPOINTED LANGUAGE INTERPRETER SERVICES
WHEREAS, an individual charged with a crime is guaranteed the ability to understand the nature of the proceedings against him pursuant to Article 1 Section 6 of the New York State Constitution,, and
WHEREAS, many people arrested within Sullivan County are not sufficiently fluent in the English language to understand the nature of the criminal proceedings against them and who cannot afford to pay for language interpreter services, and
WHEREAS, under such circumstances, town and village courts are required to provide language interpreter services, with the cost under these circumstances being a charge upon the county within which the court is located, pursuant to Sections 386 and 387 of the Judiciary Law; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to Resolution No. 386-13 the rate was amended to increase the per hour fee to no more than thirty dollars per hour, and as necessary or required by individual circumstances the County Manager shall be authorized to permit payment in excess of thirty dollars an hour or a daily rate and/or travel time for court appointed language interpreter services effective July 1, 2013; and
WHEREAS, there is a need due to increased costs for travel and time for such language interpreter services to increase the per hour fee to no more than forty dollars per hour; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Resolution No. 386-13 is hereby amended to increase the per hour fee to no more than forty dollars per hour, ...

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