FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY
The assembly bill is set to be heard in the Senate Labor Committee as early as August 5th, 2020
Proposed AB 1850 has the potential to remedy the devastating effects of AB 5 on professional interpreters and translators. The bill includes a provision for “professional services”, including “certified translators.” However, the specific exemption of “certified translators” excludes thousands of professional translators and all interpreters. This exclusion not only negatively affects those who provide highly skilled professional language services, but also endangers millions of Californians who rely on their work.
For AB 1850 to effectively clarify AB 5, an amendment must be made to change the language of exemption to include “professional translators and interpreters.”
JNCL-NCLIS supports the stances and advocacy efforts of ATA and CoPTIC on AB 1850, and urges California advocates to take immediate action.
Together, members of the Language Enterprise can show CA legislators that AB 1850 must be amended to include exemption for all "professional translators and interpreters"
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