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AGO 1994 No. 23 >  December 14, 1994
COURT REPORTERS - COURT COSTS - COUNTIES - COUNTY TREASURERS
Retention of costs recovered from litigants for preparing transcripts of court proceedings 1.  Official court reporters are entitled to retain any fees earned from transcribing the records of court proceedings, as compensation in addition to the salary provided in RCW 2.32.210.  2.  A county may not lawfully reduce an official reporter's salary by the amount of transcription fees collected by the reporter.  3.  A superior court clerk may not lawfully retain fees collected under RCW 2.32.240 for transcription services; such fees are to be deposited in the county treasury.  4.  Persons employed to electronically record superior court proceedings pursuant to Civil Rule 80(b) may or may not be entitled to retain fees paid for transcription services; this is a term of employment to be determined by the county employing the recorder.  5.  The county, not the state, is responsible for paying necessary transcription or tape copying costs for superior court proceedings involving indigent criminal defendants.
AGO 1953 No. 13 >  April 21, 1953
FEES - COURT REPORTERS - COSTS - CRIMINAL CASES - PREPARATION OF INSTRUCTIONS FOR JURY
FEES ‑- COURT REPORTERS ‑- COSTS ‑- CRIMINAL CASES ‑- PREPARATION OF INSTRUCTIONS FOR JURY Charges for preparation of copies of instructions to jury by court reporter are taxable as costs, and should be so taxed.
AGO 1953 No. 74 >  June 25, 1953
COURT REPORTERS - SALARIES INCREASED DURING THE TERM
COURT REPORTERS ‑- SALARIES INCREASED DURING THE TERM 1. The salary increase for court reporters as provided in chapter 265, Laws of 1953, is effective June 11, 1953. 2. If there is not sufficient money in the budget appropriation for salaries and wages, an emergency appropriation should be made for the payment of the salary increase to be effective with the issuance of warrants on June 30, 1953.
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