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House Bill No. 5557

Public Act No. 04-184

AN ACT CONCERNING FEES CHARGED BY COURT REPORTERS AND MONITORS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subsection (c) of section 51-63 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2004):

(c) In addition to other compensation, official and assistant reporters and monitors shall be entitled to charge a party or other individual [one dollar and seventy-five cents] three dollars for each transcript page which is or previously was transcribed from the original record as provided by law, provided the charge to any such party or other individual shall be one dollar and seventy-five cents for each page for which a charge of three dollars already has been made, except that (1) the charge to any official of the state, or any of its agencies, boards or commissions or of any municipality of the state, acting in his official capacity, shall be one dollar and fifty cents for each transcript page which is or previously was transcribed from the official record, provided the charge to any such official shall be fifty cents for each page for which a charge of one dollar and fifty cents already has been made, (2) there shall be no charge to the state's attorney, assistant state's attorney or deputy assistant state's attorney for a transcript provided pursuant to subsection (d) of section 51-61, and (3) there shall be no charge to the court for a transcript provided pursuant to subsection (f) of section 51-61. For the purposes of this subsection, "transcript page" means a page consisting of twenty-seven double-spaced lines on paper eight and one-half by eleven inches in size, with sixty spaces available per line. The Chief Court Administrator shall adopt policies and procedures necessary to implement the provisions of this section, including but not limited to, the establishment and administration of a system of fees for production of expedited transcripts.

Approved June 1, 2004