2010 Pennsylvania Code
Chapter 59 - Depositions and Witnesses
5982 - Definitions.

     § 5982.  Definitions.
        The following words and phrases when used in this subchapter
     shall have the meanings given to them in this section unless the
     context clearly indicates otherwise:
        "Child" or "children."  An individual or individuals under 16
     years of age.
        "Contemporaneous alternative method."  Any method of
     capturing the visual images, oral communications and other
     information presented during a prosecution or adjudication
     involving a child victim or a child material witness and
     transmitting and receiving such images, communications and other
     information at or about the time of their creation, including,
     but not limited to, closed-circuit television, streaming image
     sent via the Internet or an intranet and any other devices or
     systems used to accomplish such ends.
        "Qualified shorthand reporter."  An individual engaged in the
     active practice of general shorthand reporting who is skilled in
     the art of verbatim reporting by the use of a written shorthand
     system, whether manual or machine; or any individual who is an
     official court or legislative reporter; or any individual who is
     the holder of a certified shorthand reporter certificate
     mandated by State or Federal law.
     (Dec. 18, 1996, P.L.1077, No.161, eff. 60 days; July 15, 2004,
     P.L.736, No.87, eff. imd.)

        2004 Amendment.  Act 87 added the def. of "contemporaneous
     alternative method."
        1996 Amendment.  Act 161 amended the def. of "child" or

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