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AB589 Passes Out of Committee (See Announcement)


Contact Your Senators to Help Get a Public Hearing on SB465! (updated template letters available)




Support the Bill:

Call for Bill Co-Sponsors

 Proposed Bill Text LRB-4250 

 Template Letters of Support for Sign Language Interpreter Licensure Bill

How to Find Your Legislator




Other Links:

 AB589 and SB465 Information and tracking

Press Release from WAD/WisRID

Summary of Changes and Rationale

Open Letters to ODHH

FAQ on Proposed Licensure Bill

Ask a Question to the Licensure Committee

Join the Facebook Group about Updates on Sign Language Interpreter Licensure (WI)


Comparison Charts on Proposed Changes: 

Compares current licensure law with proposed changes

Changes for Hearing Interpreters

Changes for Deaf Interpreters

General Licensure Changes 


Flow Charts:

See how you will get a license after the bill is passed

 Flow Chart for Hearing Interpreters

Flow Chart for Deaf Interpreters



Additional Information

Current Wisconsin Licenses (DSPS and DPI)

History of the DSPS Interpreter License 

Sign Language Interpreter Taskforce (SLIT)

RID vs. BEI Comparison Chart






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Committee Information:
Chair: Stephanie Zito (stephanie.t.zito@gmail.com)
Current Members: Pam Conine, Scottie Allen, and Katie Voss
Previous Members: Karen Holzer
Goal: To draft a new sign language interpreter community license that reflects community feedback and SLIT recommendations.  


July 26th Interpreter Licensure Information Session Live Stream Video Recording

Click Here to View July 26th PPT

What was updated since the July 26th presentation: Click Here for Information