7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill amends provisions regarding court transcripts.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 ▸ addresses the cost of court transcripts; and
13 ▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
14 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
16 Other Special Clauses:
18 Utah Code Sections Affected:
20 78A-2-408, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2019, Chapter 326
22 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
23 Section 1. Section 78A-2-408 is amended to read:
24 78A-2-408. Transcripts and copies -- Fees.
25 (1) The Judicial Council shall by rule provide for a standard page format for transcripts
26 of court hearings.
27 (2) (a) [
28 a court session, or any part of a court session, [
29 which includes the initial preparation of the transcript and one certified copy.
30 (b) The preparer shall:
31 (i) deposit the original text file and printed transcript with the clerk of the court; and
32 (ii) provide the person requesting the transcript with the certified copy.
33 (c) The cost of additional copies of the transcript shall be as provided in Subsection
35 (d) The transcript for an appeal shall be prepared within the time period permitted by
39 (e) The fee for a transcript prepared:
40 (i) within three business days of the request, shall be 1-1/2 times the base rate; and
41 (ii) within one business day of the request, shall be double the base rate.
43 parties to the action in equal proportion or as ordered by the court.
44 (b) The fee for a transcript in a criminal case in which the defendant is found to be
46 Section 78B-22-102, shall be paid in accordance with Subsection 78B-22-203(3).
48 court transcriber and the fee for the preparation of the transcript by a certified court reporter of
49 a hearing before any court, referee, master, board, or commission of this state shall be [
51 (i) in accordance with Subsection (2); and
52 (ii) payable to the person preparing the transcript.
53 (b) Payment for a transcript under this section is the responsibility of the party
54 requesting the transcript.