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Government Code - GOV

TITLE 8. THE ORGANIZATION AND GOVERNMENT OF COURTS [68070 - 77655]

  ( Title 8 added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 206. )

CHAPTER 5. The Superior Courts [69504 - 70141.11]

  ( Chapter 5 added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 206. )

ARTICLE 10.3. Official Reporters in Counties With a Population of 490,000 to 503,000 [69994 - 69994.9]
  ( Article 10.3 added by Stats. 1967, Ch. 736. )

69994.
  

This article shall apply in a county having a population of more than 490,000 and less than 503,000, as determined by the 1960 federal census. The judges of the superior and municipal courts of such county, a majority concurring, may appoint as many regular official phonographic reporters as may be necessary to report the proceedings in the courts of the county and to perform such other duties as are prescribed by law. The number of reporters so appointed shall not exceed the number of offices of judges provided by law for superior and municipal courts of such county. Such reporters shall hold office during the pleasure of the judges of such court, a majority concurring.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1969, Ch. 1302.)

69994.1.
  

When needed in order that the judicial business of the courts in such county may be carried on without delay, the judges of such courts may appoint as many additional phonographic reporters as the business of the courts may require, who shall be known as official reporters pro tempore, and who shall be compensated at the same rate of compensation as official phonographic reporters in such county would be compensated for the first year of service computed on a daily basis.

(Amended by Stats. 1980, Ch. 217.)

69994.2.
  

The regular official phonographic reporters shall be compensated at an annual salary of forty-seven thousand seven hundred eleven dollars ($47,711), except that these reporters may be employed at an annual salary of thirty-nine thousand two hundred thirty-four dollars ($39,234) for the first year of service, at an annual salary of forty-one thousand one hundred ninety-six dollars ($41,196) for the second year of service, at an annual salary of forty-three thousand two hundred sixty-three dollars ($43,263) for the third year of service, and at an annual salary of forty-five thousand four hundred thirty-five dollars ($45,435) for the fourth year of service. The judges of the superior and municipal courts of such county, a majority concurring, may appoint a supervising phonographic reporter at an annual salary of forty-nine thousand six hundred fifty-three dollars ($49,653) except that such reporter may be employed at an annual salary of forty-five thousand thirty-eight dollars ($45,038) for the first year of service and at an annual salary of forty-seven thousand two hundred ninety-three dollars ($47,293) for the second year of service.

(Amended by Stats. 1993, Ch. 1091, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1994.)

69994.3.
  

In addition to the compensation provided in this article, each salaried official reporter shall be entitled to, and shall receive, vacation and sick leave allowances, retirement, and other privileges and benefits as are now, or may hereafter be provided for the employees of the County of Sacramento, including the right to participate in any group accident, health, or life insurance plan adopted by the board of supervisors of the county.

For the purpose of such retirement system, the salary or compensation provided for reporters in this article shall be deemed their entire compensation.

(Added by Stats. 1969, Ch. 1302.)

69994.4.
  

No further fee than that herein provided shall be collected from, or assessed against, any party to any proceeding for the services of a phonographic reporter in taking down in shorthand the testimony and other proceedings in the trial or hearing of any matter as required by law or by order of the court, except that in a civil case when a daily transcript is ordered by a party, such party shall pay for the services of a pro tempore reporter if required; but a phonographic reporter shall be allowed, and shall receive, unless waived by him, the fees allowed by law for transcribing his shorthand notes of the testimony and proceedings reported by him, and such fees for transcription shall be paid as provided by law.

(Added by Stats. 1969, Ch. 1302.)

69994.5.
  

The salaries provided for in this article shall be paid in biweekly installments from the general fund of the county, and shall be allowed and audited in the same manner as other salary demands against the county.

(Amended by Stats. 1977, Ch. 1257.)

69994.8.
  

All reporters appointed pursuant to this article shall be known as official court reporters of the County of Sacramento. As attachés of the court, official reporters shall not be subject to the authority of any county administrative office or civil service commission.

(Added by Stats. 1969, Ch. 1302.)

69994.9.
  

With the approval of the board of supervisors the court may establish such additional classifications and rates of compensation as are required. Rates of compensation of regular official phonographic reporters may be adjusted by approval of the board of supervisors and a majority of the judges of the courts. Such appointments or changes in compensation made pursuant to this paragraph shall be on an interim basis and shall expire 60 days after the final adjournment of the next regular session of the Legislature unless ratified at such session.

(Added by Stats. 1969, Ch. 1302.)

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