On June 25, the Senate Committee on Public Benefits, Licensing and State-Federal Relations held a public hearing on Senate Bill 265 which works on the examination and licensure of sign language interpreters to address the interpreter shortage in the state. Katie Voss of the Wisconsin Association of the Deaf testified on the bill saying it would provide more opportunities for Deaf and hearing people to work together, allow interpreters-in-training to work at their appropriate skill level, and grow the pool of interpreters. "What we've been seeing since we've had our failed licensure bill last year, ...[are] students losing their licenses and interpreters losing their license."

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