2017 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:976 - Thirty-Second Judicial District; additional court reporters; transcript fees

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 13:976 (2017)

§976. Thirty-Second Judicial District; additional court reporters; transcript fees

            A. In addition to the court reporters appointed under the provisions of R.S. 13:961(A), the judges of the Thirty-Second Judicial District Court, sitting en banc, and with the approval of the Terrebonne Parish governing authority, may appoint additional qualified court reporters as they deem necessary, who shall serve at the pleasure of the court en banc, and may be assigned to the various divisions of the court, or to the grand jury, as the court en banc may direct.

            B. Each of the court reporters shall be paid by the Terrebonne Parish governing authority out of the parish general fund, a salary to be fixed by the judges en banc of the Thirty-Second Judicial District Court subject to the approval of the parish governing authority. The governing authority of the parish shall annually, and at the same time as it prepares its general budget of expenses, budget an amount sufficient to pay the salaries of the court reporters.

NOTE: Subsections C and D effective until the Judicial Council provides a recommendation that such court costs or fees meet the applicable guidelines in its 2018 Report to the Louisiana Legislature.

            C. The civil and criminal transcript fee for all court reporters in the Thirty- Second Judicial District should not exceed two dollars and seventy-five cents per thirty-one-line page and twenty-five cents per page copy. These fees shall be charged by and be paid to the court reporter who reported and transcribed the testimony, shall be retained by him as compensation in addition to his salary, and shall be taxed as costs of the suit in which the testimony is taken.

            D. In all other respects, the court reporters herein authorized shall be governed and regulated by the provisions of R.S. 13:961.

NOTE: Subsections C and D shall become effective if and when the Judicial Council provides a recommendation that such court costs or fees meet the applicable guidelines in its 2018 Report to the Louisiana Legislature.

            C. In all cases on appeal, the civil and criminal transcript fee for all court reporters in the Thirty-Second Judicial District shall not exceed three dollars and fifty cents per thirty-two line page and seventy-five cents per page copy. These fees shall be charged by and be paid to the court reporter who reported and transcribed the testimony, shall be retained by him as compensation in addition to his salary, and shall be taxed as costs of the suit in which the testimony is taken. When a copy is requested by a litigant, a copy shall be provided and a fee not to exceed one dollar for each page shall be charged and paid to the court reporter.

            D. For matters not on appeal, a litigant requesting a transcript of testimony or other matter transcribed shall enter into a private civil contract with the court reporter for the payment of fees applicable to those contracts. Such fees shall be in accordance with fees customarily charged in the judicial district for depositions.

            E. In all other respects, the court reporters authorized by the provisions of this Section shall be governed and regulated by the provisions of R.S. 13:961.

            Added by Acts 1974, No. 195, §1. Amended by Acts 1982, No. 85, §1; Acts 1987, No. 752, §1; Acts 1997, No. 616, §1; Acts 2005, No. 199, §1; Acts 2017, No. 126, §1.

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