Current Legislation Nationwide
NCRA's Government Relations Department actively monitors legislation around the country that will impact the court reporting profession. Below is a list of current legislation in being debated nationwide that NCRA is monitoring as well as previous key legislation.
State Legislative Bills
Alabama House Bill 571- Relates to court reporting services; provides for contracts for providing court reporting services. This legislation is currently pending.
Mississippi House Bill 689 - Legislation that would prohibit long-term, third-party contracts for court reporting services. This legislation is based on NCRA's Model Legislation on Contracting.
Ohio House Bill 487- The Ohio Court Reporters Association is once again opposing language that would eliminate transcript income from official court reporters.
Georgia House Bill 149 - This bill would have weakened Georgia's existing contracting law. It has been defeated for now.
Utah House Bill 154 - a bill that would allow individuals other than certified court reporters to take depositions and produce a certified transcript.
Kansas House Bill 2484 - The Kansas Court Reporters Association achieved a significant legislative victory that required a court reporter to be certified to take depositions in the state of Kansas.
New Jersey House Bill 1436 - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vetoed legislation that would have instituted firm registration in the state.
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