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  ( 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 10.6. Official Reporters in Counties With a Population of 210,000 to 220,000 [70010 - 70017]
  ( Article 10.6 added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1589. )


In each county having a population of 210,000 inhabitants and less than 220,000 inhabitants, as determined by the 1950 federal census, the judges of the superior court of such county, a majority concurring, to assist the court in the transaction of the judicial business of such court, by having performed the duties of phonographic reporters as elsewhere in this code defined, may appoint as many regular official phonographic reporters as may be necessary to report the proceedings in such court and to perform such duties, except that the number of reporters so appointed shall equal the number of offices of judge provided by law for such court. Such reporters shall hold office during the pleasure of the judges of such court, a majority concurring.

(Added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1589.)


When needed in order that the judicial business of the superior court in such county may be diligently carried on and a particular matter or matters may proceed to trial or hearing without delay, a pro tempore official reporter may be appointed to perform the duties of a phonographic reporter in such matter or matters, or until a regular official reporter becomes available for such service.

(Added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1589.)


The regular official phonographic reporters and phonographic reporters pro tempore shall be compensated at the same rate as reporters in counties having a population over 2,000,000.

(Amended by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1035.)


No further fee than that hereinabove 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; 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 Sections 69947 to 69953, inclusive, and by any other law of this State pertinent to the case.

(Added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1589.)


The salaries provided for in this article shall be paid in monthly installments out of the salary fund of the county, and shall be allowed and audited in the same manner as for salary demands against the county are required by law to be allowed and audited.

(Added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1589.)


The fees required by Sections 70015 and 70015.5 shall be taxed as costs in favor of any party paying the same and to whom costs are awarded by the judgment of the court. Such fee shall not be subject to the provisions of Section 6103 of the Government Code.

(Amended by Stats. 1984, Ch. 601, Sec. 3. Effective July 19, 1984.)


The county clerk shall, on or before the first day of each calendar month, transmit to the county treasurer all money paid to him pursuant to this article during the preceding calendar month, or up to the day immediately preceding the day on which he transmits such money, and such money shall be deposited in the salary fund of such county.

(Added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1589.)

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