S.B. 115 Enrolled





Chief Sponsor: Patricia W. Jones

House Sponsor: V. Lowry Snow

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill increases the fee for a court transcription.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    increases the fee for a court transcription.
             13      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             14          None
             15      Other Special Clauses:
             16          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2014.
             17      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             18      AMENDS:
             19           78A-2-408 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 143
             21      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             22          Section 1. Section 78A-2-408 is amended to read:
             23           78A-2-408. Transcripts and copies -- Fees.
             24          (1) The Judicial Council shall by rule provide for a standard page format for transcripts
             25      of court hearings.
             26          (2) (a) The fee for a transcript of a court session, or any part of a court session, shall be
             27      [$3.50] $4.50 per page, which includes the initial preparation of the transcript and one certified
             28      copy. The preparer shall deposit the original text file and printed transcript with the clerk of
             29      the court and provide the person requesting the transcript with the certified copy. The cost of

             30      additional copies shall be as provided in Subsection 78A-2-301 (1). The transcript for an
             31      appeal shall be prepared within the time period permitted by the rules of Appellate Procedure.
             32      The fee for a transcript prepared within three business days of the request shall be 1-1/2 times
             33      the base rate. The fee for a transcript prepared within one business day of the request shall be
             34      double the base rate.
             35          (b) When a transcript is ordered by the court, the fees shall be paid by the parties to the
             36      action in equal proportion or as ordered by the court. The fee for a transcript in a criminal case
             37      in which the defendant is found to be impecunious shall be paid pursuant to Section 77-32-305 .
             38          [(c) There is established within the General Fund a restricted account known as the
             39      Court Reporting Technology Account. The clerk of the court shall transfer to the state
             40      treasurer for deposit into this account all fees received under this section. The state court
             41      administrator may draw upon this account for the purchase, development, and maintenance of
             42      court reporting technologies, information technology, and other expenses necessary for
             43      maintaining a verbatim record of court sessions.]
             44          (3) The fee for the preparation of a transcript of a court hearing by an official court
             45      transcriber and the fee for the preparation of the transcript by a certified court reporter of a
             46      hearing before any court, referee, master, board, or commission of this state shall be as
             47      provided in Subsection (2)(a), and shall be payable to the person preparing the transcript.
             48      Payment for a transcript under this section is the responsibility of the party requesting the
             49      transcript.
             50          Section 2. Effective date.
             51          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2014.

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