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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 12.5. Official Reporters in Counties With a Population of 95,000 and Under 120,000 [70125 - 70128]
  ( Article 12.5 added by Stats. 1961, Ch. 1409. )


In each county having a population of more than 95,000 and less than 120,000, as determined by the 1960 federal census, to assist the court in the transaction of its judicial business, a majority of the judges of the superior court for such county may appoint as many regular official phonographic reporters as necessary to report the proceedings in the court. The number of reporters so appointed shall not exceed at any one time the number of judges provided by law for the court. The reporters shall hold office during the pleasure of a majority of the judges of the court.

(Added by Stats. 1961, Ch. 1409.)


A judge of the superior court may appoint a pro tempore official reporter, to serve as the convenience of the court may require, when an official reporter is unavailable.

(Added by Stats. 1961, Ch. 1409.)


Each regular official reporter shall be paid an annual salary of twenty thousand nine hundred eighty-three dollars and ninety-two cents ($20,983. 92). Adjustments in salary shall be made annually by the board of supervisors by an amount which is equivalent to the increase or decrease in the salary of related classes in the classified service of the county, and each pro tempore official reporter shall be paid per day the amounts prescribed in Article 9 (commencing with Section 69941) of Chapter 5 of Title 8 for the days he is actually on duty under the order of the court.

In addition to the compensation provided in this article, the board of supervisors of Humboldt County may provide by ordinance that each regular court reporter of the superior court shall be entitled to, and shall receive, the same vacation, sick leave and similar privileges and benefits as are now, or may be hereafter, provided to employees in Humboldt County classifications serving in the superior court, including the right to participate in any group life, health, dental, or other benefit program adopted by the board of supervisors.

(Amended by Stats. 1981, Ch. 499, Sec. 3.)


Except in criminal cases, the fees prescribed in Article 9 (commencing with Section 69941), Chapter 5, Title 8, shall be paid for the services of a court reporter. The fees for reporting testimony and proceedings in contested cases and for reporting default or uncontested actions or proceedings shall be paid to the county clerk and deposited in the county treasury. All other fees prescribed in Article 9, Chapter 5, Title 8, shall be paid to the reporter rendering the service and retained by him.

(Added by Stats. 1961, Ch. 1409.)

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