Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of chapter two hundred and twenty-one C of the General Laws or any general or special law to the contrary, and in order to promote the public good, the committee for the administration of interpreters for the trial court is hereby authorized and directed to exempt Joseph Jack and Leonard Rodriquez, two full-time court interpreters in Hampden county, from the requirements of section two and subsection (e) of section seven of said chapter two hundred and twenty-one C. Said interpreters shall continue their employment without loss of current salary or classification, medical and health insurance, retirement and any other benefits, for the purpose of their continued full-time employment as court interpreters entitling them to be appointed by a judge under section two of said chapter two hundred and twenty-one C.
Such exemption shall not otherwise entitle either the said Joseph Jack or the said Leonard Rodriquez to be considered a certified interpreter until they pass the interpreters certification examination or an alternative method of certification as the chief administrative justice for the trial court may determine; provided, however, that the office of the chief administrative justice shall be responsible for providing training and assistance to the said Joseph Jack and the said Leonard Rodriquez if they choose to take the certification examination; and provided, further, that there shall be no time limit given to either party for passing such certification examination or such alternative method.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.