In a civil action in which a disabled person is a litigant or witness, the presiding judicial officer shall appoint a qualified interpreter to serve throughout the proceedings.
In a proceeding before a board, commission, agency, or licensing authority of the state, or of a political subdivision of the state, where a witness or the principal party in interest is a disabled person, all of the proceedings that are pertinent shall be interpreted in a language the disabled person understands by a qualified interpreter appointed by the board, commission, agency, or licensing authority.
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