CHAPTER 874
COURT REPORTERS

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Sec. 51-63. Salary and fees of Superior Court reporters, monitors, official stenographers of Workers' Compensation Commission.

      Sec. 51-63. Salary and fees of Superior Court reporters, monitors, official stenographers of Workers' Compensation Commission. (a) Each official court reporter of the Superior Court, and as many assistant reporters as the judges of the Superior Court consider necessary, shall receive a salary. Each other assistant reporter shall receive a per diem rate fixed by the judges, to be paid as court expenses.

      (b) The salaries of the court reporters and assistant court reporters shall be established as provided in section 51-12 and shall be in two classes. Examinations shall be held to determine level of skills and placement in a class.

      (c) In addition to other compensation, official and assistant reporters and monitors shall be entitled to charge a party or other individual 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 or her official capacity, shall be two dollars for each transcript page which is or previously was transcribed from the official record, provided the charge to any such official shall be seventy-five cents for each page for which a charge of two dollars 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.

      (d) The fee for a transcript of such record, when made for the court or for the state's attorney when acting in his official capacity, and for one copy each to the plaintiff and the defendant, shall, upon the certificate of the presiding judge having so ordered such transcript, be paid as other court expenses and, in all other cases, by the party ordering the same, and such copies shall be furnished within a reasonable time.

      (e) Official and assistant stenographers in the offices of the workers' compensation commissioners shall be entitled, in addition to the compensation otherwise provided for, to the same fees for preparing transcripts as are provided for reporters in the Superior Court.

      (f) Official court reporters shall be allowed such clerical assistance in each judicial district as may be determined to be necessary by the judges of the Superior Court at such compensation as may be fixed by the judges.

      (g) Official court reporters and assistant reporters shall receive, in addition to the compensation allowed by law, necessary traveling expenses to be taxed and paid as other court expenses.

      (1949 Rev., S. 3607; 1957, P.A. 193; 1967, P.A. 450; 537; P.A. 74-261; P.A. 78-280, S. 2, 127; P.A. 79-376, S. 70; P.A. 81-390; P.A. 82-248, S. 61; 82-429, S. 1, 3; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-12, S. 44, 55; P.A. 93-142, S. 5, 8; P.A. 94-64, S. 1, 2; P.A. 04-184, S. 1; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-4, S. 28.)

      History: 1967 acts changed compensation of assistant reporters from $28 for each day of attendance at court to such per diem rate as may be fixed by the judges and changed compensation for transcribed records from $0.20 for each folio and copy to $0.40 for each folio and $0.10 for each copy; P.A. 74-261 increased compensation from $0.40 to $0.50 per folio and from $0.10 to $0.16 per copy and added proviso retaining former rates as charges for state officials; P.A. 78-280 substituted "judicial district" for "county"; P.A. 79-376 substituted "workers' compensation" for "workmen's compensation"; P.A. 81-390 increased the fee for court transcripts from $0.50 to $0.70 for each folio and from $0.16 to $0.20 for each copy of each folio; P.A. 82-248 reworded section, divided section into Subsecs., deleted provision re employment of assistant reporters and reenacted such provisions as part of Sec. 51-61 and added language formerly in Sec. 51-64 re traveling expenses; P.A. 82-429 increased fee from $0.40 to $0.60 for each folio and $0.10 to $0.20 for each copy of each folio; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-12 amended Subsec. (c) by creating a Subdiv. (1) and new Subdivs. (2) and (3) requiring court reporters to provide free copy of transcripts to the state's attorney, assistant state's attorney, deputy state's attorney or the court; P.A. 93-142 amended Subsec. (c) by increasing amount charged for each transcript page and added definition of "transcript page", effective June 14, 1993; P.A. 94-64 amended Subsec. (c) by adding reference to adoption of procedures and to establishment and administration of system of fees for production of expedited transcripts, effective May 19, 1994; P.A. 04-184 amended Subsec. (c) by increasing fee for each transcript page from $1.75 to $3.00, adding provision re fee of $1.75 for each page for which a $3.00 charge already has been made and making a technical change, effective July 1, 2004; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-4 amended Subsec. (c)(1) to substitute charge of $2.00 for $1.50 for each transcript page and $0.75 for $0.50 for each page for which charge was already made, and made technical changes, effective July 1, 2007.

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