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NCSA Resolutions Index

 

ACCREDITATION
Yr.-#-State Resolution Summary NCSA Action NCRA's Position Or Action
91-11-IL That NCRA develop a standard which addresses word and syllabic density and provide this standard to all approved school programs. Resolutions Committee recommended nonadoption. WITHDRAWN  
CERTIFICATION
Yr.-#-State Resolution Summary NCSA Action NCRA's Position Or Action
78-25- CSR Appellation in NSR That NSRA adopt a policy to provide for appellation of "CSR" in NSR at request of author and/or where appropriate. WITHDRAWN Board had previously concurred with and implemented this policy.
79-05-CA CSR - NSRA should contact appropriate association before initiating any contact with or responding to contact from a state licensing board (amended to read "or any state agency"). CARRIED Executive Director Hawkins explained that current policy is to notify the affiliated associationafter contact has been made and that to do so prior to contact would be very awkward and unduly restrain the work of the Association.
86-01-CA Request that "NSRA take steps to abolish its Legal Video Certification Program." Resolutions Cmte. recommended nonadoption. FAILED  
93-03-NV That NCRA take legal steps to prohibit improper use of its certification designations and term "court reporter." Recommended against adoption. FAILED at NCSA. No motion. Discussion included the NCRA advertising policy adopted. Suggested states, through CSR legislation, can handle term "court reporter," and that NCRA cannot do anything at a national level such as copyright re terms and designations.
CONTINUING EDUCATION
Yr.-#-State Resolution Summary NCSA Action NCRA's Position Or Action
78-26- Seminar attendance to be restricted to shorthand writers only. FAILED  
78-27- Prior approval of seminar by state association before BAPR awards C.E. credits for a seminar. CARRIED Referred to BAPR for comment to the Board and plan of implementation.
78-28- Seminars conducted only by state associations. FAILED  
79-06-NY Outside agency/vendor seminars not be approved by NSRA unless state associations have been given prior notice. CARRIED Executive Director Hawkins noted that this is the "unwritten" practice currently followed by NSRA; he stated that a 1978 resolution to not award C.E. credits to outside agency seminars had been referred to BAPR and denied. It was again reconsidered by BAPR February 1982 and again denied.
80-10-FL Award C.E. credits for topic of test taking (psychology of) and a greater number of credits for court reporting time management.WITHDRAWN    
80-12-RI Award greater number of C.E. credits per seminar. WITHDRAWN (No delegate at meeting)  
80-23-PA Award C.E. credits for participation in seminars sanctioned only by state associations (amended to read "except for those states which do not have official state associations"). FAILED  
80-25-NJ Fellows not required to earn 30 C.E. credits to retain RPR status. FAILED Referred to Board of Directors. Board referred to BAPR; recommendations made to Board; Board recommended vote by membership at 1981 Annual Convention. Amendment passed requiring Fellows appointed after 1981 to maintain NSRA Professional Member status in order to retain distinction of Fellow.
CONTINUING EDUCATION (Continued)
Yr.-#-State Resolution Summary NCSA Action NCRA's Position Or Action
82-05-TN Volunteers participating in administration of RPR/CM exams should earn C.E. credits (Chief Examiners shall earn 5 and others shall earn 3). FAILED The awarding of C.E. credits is not determined by services performed; credits are determined by the degree the reporter's professional knowledge has been increased by an approved learning vehicle.
82-07-FL Request that a study of the NSRA C.E. credit allocation system be made to substantiate the need for awarding a greater number of C.E. credits for some topics and a broader spectrum of eligible topics. WITHDRAWN A review by BAPR was already underway at the time the resolution was submitted.
82-08-RI Excess C.E. credits allowed to be carried over to another term. FAILED This would defeat the concept of continuing education.
82-09-RI Time for accumulating C.E. credits should be extended when HQ incorrectly computes a person's deadline. CARRIED Board of Directors determined no additional action is necessary because it already is BAPR's policy and this is currently being done as individual problems arise.
84-02-OR RPR credits should be awarded for membership in and holding an office in affiliated associations. WITHDRAWN (Not approved by Resolutions Cmte. for agenda; discussed during Information Exchange portion of meeting.) Not a viable position for the C.E. Program; would deter from continuing its accreditation of NSRA's C.E. Program; other legalities are involved as well (since NSRA is an individual membership association).
85-01-CA NSRA adopt policy requiring ten (10) C.E. credits per year, in a 3-year period, for retention of RPR certification. Resolutions Cmte. reserved its recommendation until presentation by BAPR at 1985 NCSA meeting. Amended at NCSA Meeting ("BAPR consider adoption of a policy requiring ..."); FAILED  
CONTINUING EDUCATION (Continued)
Yr.-#-State Resolution Summary NCSA Action NCRA's Position Or Action
85-02-CA Request that BAPR reevaluate and increase the number of C.E. credits allowed for business management, record keeping and tax-related seminars. Resolutions Cmte. recommended adoption. Amended at NCSA meeting (that BAPR allow one equal number of credits for ...); FAILED  
86-02-FL Request that info re vendor seminars be sent to state presidents and executive directors as soon as possible after receipt by NSRA headquarters. Resolutions Cmte. recommended adoption. CARRIED. Request implemented by BAPR prior to Nov. 1986 Board Meeting; NSRA Board approved 11/86.
86-03-RC Request that any seminar which receives C.E. credits from BAPR must have registration open to all RPRs. Resolutions Cmte. recommended adoption. CARRIED. HQ procedures modified by BAPR to implement request; NSRA Board approved 11/86.
87-06-FL NSRA approve only individuals and/or groups that are members or affiliates of NSRA for Continuing Education. Resolutions Cmte. recommended nonadoption. WITHDRAWN. Exec. Director Hagee reminded Resolutions Committee that this would be in conflict with NSRA Constitution and Bylaws (Article XV, Sec. 4, paragraph d), and that it is also unlawful.
89-03-OK NSRA should award CE credits to members who serve their state association in various positions. Withdrawn by submitter. Not a viable position for NSRA's C.E. Program.
90-03-TN NSRA to provide financial information involving the RPR/CM tests administered in 1987, 1988, & 1989 to justify the testing fee of $50 for these years and increasing the test fee to $75. Resolutions Committee recommended nonadoption. FAILED.  
90-04-TN NSRA to rescind the testing fee of $75 and set the testing fee at $35, especially in view of NSRA's dictate of taped testing rather than live dictation. Resolutions Committee recommended nonadoption. FAILED.  
CONTINUING EDUCATION (Continued)
Yr.-#-State Resolution Summary NCSA Action NCRA's Position Or Action
90-05-RC (replaces 90-05-OH) NSRA direct BAPR to limit the number of CE credits granted to groups other than affiliated units no more than eight credits per any one scheduled and approved meeting/event. Resolutions Committee recommended adoption. FAILED.  
  90-08-FL NSRA to establish CE credits for proven specialized training in a category of shorthand reporting. Resolutions Committee recommended adoption. FAILED.  
90-10-RC NSRA direct BAPR to reevaluate the criteria by which it grants CE credits. Resolutions Committee recommended adoption. CARRIED. The Board, at its November 1990 meeting, was advised by BAPR chairperson that BAPR is currently in the process of this reevaluation. The agenda for one day during its February 1991 meeting will be devoted to this reevaluation.
91-05-FL BAPR be directed to set criteria for allocation of CE credits for supervised training toward real-time writing in other than a seminar environment. Resolutions Committee recommended non-adoption. FAILED. NCRA's new real-time certification program will address this request.
91-08-TX That BAPR Guidelines be revised to allow no entity, association, company, individual, partnership or group to conduct seminars of one specific topic in one state which affords an individual the opportunity to obtain credits of more than 20 per year for that particular area. Resolutions Committee recommended non-adoption. FAILED. R.C.'s position was that NCRA cannot discriminate among continuing education providers and NCRA's policy is to encourage members to continue education through a wide variety of experiences.
91-14-RC That state association presidents be informed of all applications for CE credits in their state. Resolutions Committee recommended adoption. ADOPTED. The Board was advised that this procedure is currently being done by headquarters staff.
CONTINUING EDUCATION (Continued)
Yr.-#-State Resolution Summary NCSA Action NCRA's Position Or Action
91-10-IL That a more comprehensive CE seminar printout card be developed to aid CSRs in states requiring mandatory CE for retention of licensure. Resolutions Committee recommended adoption. ADOPTED. The Board referred this matter to the Professional Development Department.
92-01-FL Resolved ... that the National Committee of State Associations recommend to the Board of Directors that the promoter of any seminar receiving CE credits from BAPR be required to furnish NCRA with said sites and dates for publication six months in advance with immediate notification to state presidents and executive directors. Resolution ADOPTED as amended. This is currently accomplished through the NCRA Calendar of Events. Seminar information will also be included in the State Leader*ship Bulletin.  
92-07-CA Resolution dealing with seminars on the art of negotiation and communication. Resolution ADOPTED. The 1993 Annual Convention will have seminars that fit this criteria, as well as the core curriculum.
*94-05-OH That continuing education programs sponsored by entities other than state association be held as close as possible to the date midway between such state's annual convention and midyear seminar. NOT PASSED by NCSA.  
*94-05-RC (The above resolution as amended by the Resolutions Committee was not accepted by Ohio; therefore, the amended version was presented on its own as follows.) That NCSA recommend to the Board of Directors that each state be given two exclusive months in which to hold their conventions and midyear seminars without interruption from outside entrepreneurial entities receiving CE credits during those times. PASSED by NCSA.  
98-07-MI That the current Seminar Coordinators Manual have the following language deleted under ‘Activities not acceptable for continuing education credits:’ Attendance at business meetings, etc., called for purposes of association elections, policy-making or program orientation. PASSED by NCSA ACTION ITEM 98-11-02 That NCRA’s existing policy regarding the awarding of continuing education credits for business meetings be sent to the affiliated associations; and further, that a memo from CAPR accompany the policy stating that credits are only given to business meetings when an educational session is included on the program.
CONTINUING EDUCATION (Continued)
Yr.-#-State Resolution Summary NCSA Action NCRA's Position Or Action
*94-06-RC That any application for continuing education credits must be done in conjunction with the affiliated state association. PASSED by NCSA. Board Action: The above three resolutions were referred to a committee of Board members for action. The Board then passed the following motion: "An affiliated unit can select one of its continuing education programs per calendar year to be awarded exclusive privilege for receiving NCRA CE credit approval for up to 45 days before and after its CE program. The following rules apply:

1. At least six months prior to the date of its CE program, the affiliated unit must notify NCRA in writing of the seminar, including specific dates, to which this exclusion applies.

2. The affiliated unit must apply to NCRA for CE credits for its program at least 60 days prior to the date of the CE program.

3. Within 10 days of being notified by NCRA of a nonaffiliated unit's desire to conduct a program for CE credits during the exclusive period, the affiliated unit must reply in writing to NCRA whether or not it wishes to waive its exclusive privilege. Such a waiver will not change the fact that the affiliated unit has used its exclusive privilege entitlement for the year. If all of these criteria are not followed, the affiliated unit will lose the exclusive privilege for its CE program, and nonaffiliated units may be granted approval for CE credits. This policy will become effective March 1, 1995, with the exception of any seminars already approved. NCRA will not preapprove any seminars to be held after December 31, 1995, until after March 1, 1995."
CONTINUING EDUCATION (Continued)
Yr.-#-State Resolution Summary NCSA Action NCRA's Position Or Action
94-07-RC That NCRA notify by letter the affiliated association president and executive director upon receipt by NCRA of an application for continuing education credits for seminars to be held in their states. WITHDRAWN by unanimous consent at NCSA as this is already being done by staff and the Board has already discussed this problem.  
94-08-RC That NCRA develop a continuing education evaluation procedure for seminar sponsors to follow. PASSED by NCSA. This is already in place. An evaluation form is part of the package that goes to all seminar sponsors. The guidelines for approval of credits are currently being revised to include the core curriculum. Therefore, no further Board action was taken.
96-01-NV That NCRA will notify an affiliated state association president prior to scheduling any seminar, convention, or other major presentation that is to take place in the state of an affiliated association. PASSED by NCSA Motion was made, seconded and passed that this resolution would not be adopted as a result of the following policies approved at the Board’s Preconvention Meeting:

Policy on Setting Dates for NCRA Regional Seminars

NCRA will look at dates affiliated associations have held annual conventions and schedule NCRA regional seminars with those in mind.

NCRA will develop a list of historic affiliated association dates and distribute to affiliated association presidents for verification and let them know that this list will be consulted when scheduling NCRA regional seminars.

A form will be developed for NCSA attendees to list normal dates for their annual conventions.

Dates will be reaffirmed annually at NCSA and/or the State Leadership Conference. Policy on Notification to Affiliated Associations of NCRA Seminars

Upon setting of an NCRA seminar, a letter will be sent from NCRA to the affiliated association president for the state in which the seminar is to be held. This letter will include: location, date(s), topic, speaker(s), if known at that time

If the affiliated association president changes between date of NCRA’s notification letter and date of seminar(s), copy of notification letter(s) will be sent to new affiliated association president as an attachment to the welcome letter from NCRA’s Executive Director.
CONTINUING EDUCATION (Continued)
Yr.-#-State Resolution Summary NCSA Action NCRA's Position Or Action
96-02-TX That NCRA through its Professional Development Institute be required to give written notice of any seminar receiving CE credits from BAPR to affiliate state presidents and executive directors immediately upon setting sites, dates and speakers in their area. This would be in addition to the listing in the State Leadership Bulletin and the Calendar of Events, both of which are to continue. FAILED at NCSA  
96-03-RC That NCRA and the affiliated associations work together to develop a master calendar of seminars and programs receiving CE credits to reduce conflicts among themselves; and that NCRA seminars be included in the policy developed as a result of Resolution 94-05-RC. PASSED by NCSA Motion was made, seconded and passed not to adopt this resolution as the first part is already being done and the second part was dealt with when the policy was adopted in 1994.
96-04-RC That the Board of the Academy of Professional Reporters develop guidelines to allow for Continuing Education credit for videotaped presentations shown at affiliated association programs, seminars, or conventions. PASSED by NCSA Motion was made, seconded and approved not to adopt this resolution as there are already guidelines existing to do exactly what the resolution seeks.
CONTINUING EDUCATION (Continued)
Yr.-#-State Resolution Summary NCSA Action NCRA's Position Or Action

97-01-TX

as amended

"That an affiliated unit can select one of its continuing education programs per calendar year to be awarded exclusive privilege for receiving NCRA CE credit approval for up to 45 days before and after its CE program. This includes ALL NCRA seminars. The following rules apply:

 

     

  1. At least six months prior to the date of its CE program, the affiliated unit must notify NCRA in writing of the seminar, including specific dates, to which this exclusion applies.

     

  2. The affiliated unit must apply to NCRA for CE credits for its program at least 60 days prior to the date of the CE program.

     

  3. Within 10 days of being notified by NCRA of any entity’s desire to conduct a program for CE credits during the exclusive period, the affiliated unit must reply in writing to NCRA whether or not it wishes to waive its exclusivity privilege. Such a waiver will not change the fact that the affiliated unit has used its exclusive privilege entitlement for the year."
PASSED by NCSA

No action was taken by the Board on this resolution.

97-03-FL

That NCRA consider awarding continuing education credits for NCRA leadership functions: i.e., Leadership Conference, Ambassador Training (beginners and advanced courses).

 

 

PASSED at NCSA

A motion was made, but FAILED, that attendees at the annual State Leadership Conference be allowed to apply for continuing education credits.

 

97-04-IL

That NCRA grant to a CE-qualified seminar session a designation in at least two core curricula areas (other than Elective), where applicable, and that the person receiving said CE points may choose to which category the points are to apply.

 

PASSED at NCSA.  
CONTINUING EDUCATION (Continued)

98-01-FL

NCRA publish to its members the date, time and place of NCSA continuing education programs/seminars a minimum of four months prior to the continuing education programs/seminars.

Resolution Committee recommended Non-Adoption. Passed at NCSA.  
98-02-RC NCRA place all seminars and continuing education programs on its new website as soon as they are approved. This will give more court reporters access to this important information CARRIED This procedure is already in place.
98-03-FL NCRA publish affiliated state association seminars on their calendar of events upon notification by the state association of the date, time and place of the state association seminar. PASSED by NCSA  
98-04-MI Continuing Education credits be given to affiliated association members who serve on their state board of directors as a director or officer. FAILED    
98-05-TX An affiliated association may request that its continuing education program at which its annual business meeting is held be awarded exclusive privilege for receiving NCRA CE credit approval up to a maximum of 21 consecutive days in its home state. ADOPTED as amended. Referred to CAPR.
98-06-CA That NCRA’s exclusionary period previously in effect for affiliated units be reinstated    
99-02-HI That NCRA consider when it offers interactive programs/seminars broadcasting from Hawaii/Pacific/Mountain or Central times. Committee recommends non-adoption and referral to CAPR. Motion fails.  
99-03-IL That NCRA change the CEU requirements to 1.5 hours of continuing education. Committee recommends adoption. Motion fails.  
00-04-MD That elected officers and board members of state associations be awarded CEU’s at the end of their terms. The Committee recommends non-adoption. Motion not adopted.  
00-06- MI That members be given .1 CEU for attending the Member’s Forum at the National and State conventions. The Committee recommends non-adoption. Motion not adopted.  
00-11-FL That NCRA eliminate the core curriculum for CRI’s. The motion was amended on the floor and adopted. The Board accepted the proposed recommendation from the Teacher Certification Committee concerning this resolution.
00-12-FL That states should establish mentoring programs and receive CEU’s under NCRA guidelines for the programs. Committee recommends adoption. Adopted. Adopted.
01-03-MD That CEUs be awarded to officers and board members of state associations for their service and leadership, as well as planning, management, recruitment and organization experience. Committee recommends non-adoption. Fails.  
01-04-PA That NCRA review the CEU program application fee for identical seminars offered multiple times in the same state by the State Affiliated Association. Committee recommends adoption as amended. The Board studied the cost structure further and recommends that no changes be made.
ETHICAL PRACTICE
Yr.-#-State Resolution Summary NCSA Action NCRA's Position Or Action
86-04-CA Request that NSRA Board take steps to prevent use of NSRA logo or namestyle by Association members who participate in recording of a deposition or court proceeding using videotape or E.R. without simultaneous use of a shorthand reporter. Resolutions Cmte. Recommended adoption. Amended at NCSA meeting (that NSRA Board develop guidelines for the use of NSRA logo or namestyle by any member). CARRIED as amended. 11/86 NSRA Board advised by Pres. Suddreth that Public Relations Cmte. Is being charged with analyzation of the resolution and investigation of propriety of separate logo for NSRA Associate Members.
86-05-FL Request that NSRA Board and committee chairmen disclose past or present relationships with vendors of reporter-related equipment or supplies. Resolutions Cmte. Recommended nonadoption. FAILED  
95-02-PA Request that NCRA devise a method to allow COPE complaints against firm owners for actions of non-NCRA-member reporters. Adoption recommended. CARRIED by NCSA. Board moved that COPE provide a Public Advisory Opinion concerning complaints against firm owners for actions of non-member reporters.
95-03-RC Recommends that the Code of Professional Ethics be amended to add a provision prohibiting practice of cash value rebates. Adoption recommended. PASSED by NCSA. Board requested COPE to review the language of Provision No. 8 of the Code and consider banning cash value rebates to attorneys. Staff, expert witnesses and insurance company personnel.
FINANCIAL AFFAIRS
Yr.-#-State Resolution Summary NCSA Action NCRA's Position Or Action
80-22-PA Proposed budget, actual budget, and individual expenses of all NSRA Board members to be published in NSR. CARRIED Board Motion 80-11-32 that a computer printout of the Association’s budgetary info be available for review by authorized NSRA members at the NSRA headquarters office.
       
86-06-CA Request that NSRA study the effectiveness and quality of its Public Relations Program before expending further funds. Resolutions Cmte. Recommended adoption. CARRIED NSRA’s 3-year PR goals were accomplished through Hill & Knowlton as of 1986. Board approved a reduced budget for 1986-87, with a smaller but effective public relations firm – The Thomas Archer Group.
87-07-FL NSRA lend money, at low interest, to state associations needing funding to apply to special "problems" (CSR, ER, legislation) and such items not otherwise provided for in said association budget. Loans are to be repaid. Resolutions Cmte. Recommended nonadoption. FAILED This would be contrary to NSRA Constitution & Bylaws (Article XV, Sec. 4, paragraph d).
92-14-RC Resolution dealing with disclosure of NCRA financial information to members. Resolution POSTPONED at 1992 NCSA Mtg.  
95-04-RC Information regarding budget and financial affairs prepared for Board meetings be disseminated to members upon request. Adoption recommended. APPROVED by NCSA. This issue has been addressed previously in document entitled, "Policy on Access to Association Records," and Board require this document be included in NCSA packets each year.
01-05-PA That NCRA increase its per-candidate rebate allowance to State Associations for administering NCRA certification examinations. Committee recommends adoption. Adopted. Board instructs Budget Committee to include possible consideration of increase in the upcoming budget cycle.
01-06-PA That NCRA will revenue-share with State Associations a portion of the funds generated from telephonic, Internet or Video seminars. Committee recommends non-adoption. Fails.  
GOVERNANCE
Yr.-#-State Resolution Summary NCSA Action NCRA's Position Or Action
78-06- Composition of NSRA Board NSRA Board of Directors membership should be constituted of equal numberof representatives from each region. FAILED  
78-12- (This was renumbered as Res. 29 for later consideration.) NSRA Board-Disclosure of Interest All future NSRA Board members to be required to sign affidavit affirming that they do not (nor will they during their tenure of office) have any affiliation with a commercial enterprise that may create a conflict of interest or the appearance of same. Tabled; later FAILED for lack of motion to take from table.  
78-13- (Renumbered as Res. 30 for later consideration.) NSRA Board-Conflict of Interest Disclosure Any relationship with reporter related businesses other than purchase of vendor services or supplies to be reported. Tabled; later FAILED for lack of motion to take from table.  
78-14- (Renumbered as Res. 31 for later consideration) NSRA Board Conflict of Interest Policy An NSRA Board Conflict of Interest policy should be developed and presented to membership for approval at the next general meeting following August 1978.   Tabled; later FAILED for lack of motion to take from table. It was explained that the Board already has a conflict of interest policy in force (developed April 1977).
78-15-_ NSRA Board Meeting All such meetings should be open to any NSRA member. WITHDRAWN; this policy already exists.  
78-19-_ Constitution & Bylaws Amendment Requested To delete Article III, Section 10© which concerns listing in the RPR Registry all members who hold CSRs mandated by state or federal law. CARRIED Board directed BAPR to consider, at its fall 1978 meeting, the matter of possible amendment and submit a recommendation to Board for consideration at Feb. 1978 Board Meeting, and to include in its recommendation an indication as to impact of such an amendment on the NSRA Testing Program and on membership growth. Subsequently, BAPR recommended retention of Article III, Section 10©. The Board recommended deletion; members at the 1980 Convention voted to retain it.
78-29- Board of Directors -    
78-30- Conflict of Interest    
78-31- See 78-12- 78-13- 78-14-    
79-12-RC_ Nominating Procedures for NSRA Board should be reviewed and decision made as to whether more than one candidate should be presented for each office. CARRIED Board of Directors recommended that the Board Planning Subcommittee study and report its recommendations at the Feb. 1980 Meeting.
81-05-OH NCSA Annual MeetingEndorsement of an amendment to Article XV, Section 4 of the Constitution and Bylaws changing the word "may" to "shall" regarding convening NCSA’s Annual Meeting. CARRIED Proposed amendment re this was also submitted to the Committee on Constitution and Bylaws. The proposed amendment was placed on the agenda of the 1982 Convention Business Session but was not considered, due first to a lack of a quorum and then to a lack of time.
  81-06-OH
  1. Disclosure requested of Technology Position of Board Members
  2. Board Conflict of Interest Disclosure Requested  
  3. NCSA be authorized to elect half of NSRA Nominating Committee
FAILED     FAILED   FAILED  
81-07-OH Nominating Committee Endorsement of an amendment to Article VII, Section 1 of the Constitution and Bylaws. FAILED Proposed amendment re this was also submitted to the Committee on Constitution and Bylaws. The proposed amendment was placed on the agenda of the 1982 Convention Business Session but was not considered due first to a lack of a quorum and then to a lack of time.
81-08-OH NCSA Chairman and Vice Chairman Endorsement of amendment to Article XV of Constitution and Bylaws to allow the Chairman and Vice Chairman of NCSA to be elected by NCSA. FAILED Proposed amendment re this was also submitted to the Committee on Constitution and Bylaws. The proposed amendment was placed on the agenda of the 1982 Convention Business Session but was not considered due first to a lack of a quorum and then to a lack of time.
81-09-OH NCSA Special Meetings NCSA may convene a special meeting at request from 20% of affiliated units. FAILED  
81-13-VA Qualifications of BAPR Members Endorsement of amendment to Article IX Section 2(a) of Constitution and Bylaws requiring all BAPR members to have passed NSRA exam for RPR or CM. FAILED  
83-08-NV Request that NCSA recommend to Board of Directors that the Heritage Foundation Board of Trustees be reorganized to have a board separate from the NSRA Board of Directors, composed of three Professional Members not serving on the Board, the Historian and one other member from the Board of Directors FAILED  
84-01-MO Heritage Foundation should be a separate entity, not controlled by NSRA Board of Directors; amended that Heritage Board of Trustees include two NCSA members, elected at Annual Convention meeting. FAILED (Not approved for NCSA agenda but added to the agenda by vote of NCSA delegates.) The Heritage Foundation is a separate entity; to have a separate board, staff, meetings, etc., would incur a great deal of additional expense and deplete the Foundation resources; gifts to the Foundation can be earmarked for specific use if desired. However, at its November 1984 meeting, the Heritage Board of Trustees amended the Constitution and Bylaws of the Heritage Foundation to include as a member of that Board the NCSA Chairman (or in his/her inability to act, the NCSA Vice Chairman).
85-05-CA Request that funds collected by NSRA PAC be redirected to appropriate state associations for legislative/political purposes; disband PAC if necessary. Resolutions Cmte. Recommended nonadoption since it is not legal to distribute federal PAC funds to state associations. FAILED A copy of the annual PAC FEC report will be provided each year to Delegates at the annual meeting.
86-07-NY Request that the date, time, and location of all NSRA Board of Directors’ meetings should be included in NSR’s NSRA News Calendar" and the fact that these meetings are open to all members Resolutions Cmte. Recommended adoption. CARRIED Procedure approved by Board at Nov. 1986 meeting; HQ staff to implement.
86-08-NY Request that a synopsis of activities of Board of Director meetings be published in the NSR as soon as possible after the meeting. Resolutions Cmte. Recommended nonadoption. NO MOTION FROM THE FLOOR  
87-08-IL The chairman and vice chairman of NCSA not be from the same state during the same term of office. Resolutions Committee recommended nonadoption. WITHDRAWN This would be contrary to NSRA Constitution & Bylaws which establishes these committee appointments as presidential prerogative.
87-14-IL NCSA Resolutions Cmte. Members be allowed to serve only two consecutive years and then must not serve for at least one year before serving on the Resolutions Cmte. Again. Resolutions Cmte. Recommended nonadoption. FAILED Resolutions Cmte. Members are elected by the Delegates attending the annual meeting. No restriction should be placed on this prerogative.
87-15-IL Any person serving as a member of the NCSA Resolutions Cmte. Not be allowed to nominate another member of the Resolutions Cmte. To serve the following year as a NCSA Resolutions Cmte. Member. Resolutions Cmte. Recommended nonadoption. FAILED Members of the Resolutions Committee have the same rights as other Delegates; to limit their rights would be unfair
89-06-NV The NSRA Board submit to the NSRA C & B Committee the recommendation to analyze the present procedure for selection of Nominating Committee members Resolutions Committee recommended adoption as amended. ADOPTED. Board discussion deferred to March 1990 Board Meeting; Resolution to be directed to C & B Committee for analyzation and recommendation to Board.
90-06-FL NSRA establish an education and testing program for realtime/closed captioning as a means to ensure the viability of the profession._ Resolutions Committee recommended adoption. WITHDRAWN.  
90-07-FL During a person’s current term as an affiliated association president or NSRA president, NSRA should give that person a one-year extension to obtain required CE credits. Resolutions Committee recommended nonadoption. FAILED.  
91-09-RC That the NCRA Board encourage the President-Elect, when making committee appointments, to consider individuals who have not already served on committees and also consider length of service when reappointing committee members and chairs. Resolutions Committee recommended adoption. ADOPTED AS AMENDED. The Board was assured that this is current policy and is being done by the President-Elect.
91-09-IL That NCRA adopt a policy that committee members serve no more than three consecutive one-year terms.    
92-12-MI Resolution dealing with NCRA Nominating Committee candidates. Resolution POSTPONED at 1992 Annual NCSA Meeting.  
93-04-FL That NCRA provide two Board books at Board meetings for members to refer to. Recommended adoption as amended. Board amended to provide one book. ADOPTED AS AMENDED.
93-05-RC That NCSA Chair or designee do summary of Board meeting to appear in JCR in month following meeting. Recommended adoption. ADOPTED by NCSA. Board feels it is better to have information provided by the President for the general membership. Late breaking news is provided on the President’s Page (begun by Pres. Brentano). Pres. Miller stated that he will continue that practice._
GOVERNANCE (Continued)
Yr.-#-State Resolution Summary NCSA Action NCRA's Position Or Action
93-06-RC That NCSA Chair do summary re Board action on NCSA resolutions to go in Leader*ship Bulletin. Adoption recommended. Passed by NCSA. APPROVED BY BOARD
93-07-RC That the Board appoint student and participating members to be ex officio Board members for one-year term. Recommended adoption. FAILED at NCSA.  
93-08-RC That Board explore alternatives to present voting procedure. Recommended adoption. Passed by NCSA. MOTION MADE AND PASSED TO NOT ADOPT. Question had already been handled by Board and membership.
93-09-RC That Nominating Committee give top priority to qualified candidates who completed the required nominating process. Recommended adoption. Passed by NCSA. Board motion to adopt FAILED. Discussion of nomination procedures very thorough and in general confirmed that Nominating Committee will give top priority to qualified candidates completing the required process. Discussion also had re how a Director position is voted on and that maybe it should be by ballot vote rather than stand-up vote. Question referred to Constitution & Bylaws Committee and Parliamentarian for consideration.
93-10-RC That Board explore feasibility of stipend for president. Recommended adoption. Passed 41-36. Discussion included fact that a truly meaningful stipend could not be afforded; all officers are volunteers and stipend would put one in a special weird spot and possibly reduce one’s effectiveness. There may be other ways to make the office more accessible. BOARD VOTED NOT TO CONSIDER STIPEND.
Yr.-#-State Resolution Summary NCSA Action NCRA's Position Or Action
94-03-RC That the NCSA Chair or designee do a brief summary of Board meetings to appear in the next available JCR, perhaps on a late-breaking news page. PASSED by NCSA. The Board felt that there is increased news in JCR now and that since the approved minutes will be uploaded to the CRForum and also available to members on request by mail, that is a more complete report than a summary could provide. Therefore, no action was taken at this time.
95-01-WI That the NCSA Resolutions Committee be comprised of at least one freelance and at least one official court reporter. Non-adoption recommended. FAILED at NCSA  
95-05-RC That the Chair of the National Court Reporters Foundation be invited to address NCSA at its annual meeting. PASSED by NCSA. The Board agreed and approved a motion inviting the NCRF Chair or designee to address NCSA meeting.
95-06-RC That the NCSA Chair or designee address the annual State Leadership Conference. PASSED by NCSA. The Board agreed and approved a motion inviting the NCSA Chair or designee to address the annual State Leadership Conference
96-06-MN That non-affiliated state associations receive a waiver from the state-affiliated association to send representatives to the NCRA State Leadership Conference. WITHDRAWN at NCSA  
98-08-NV NCSA proceedings affect all court reporters should be reported, transcribed and published. FAILED at NCSA  
99-05-NV That NCRA devote a session of the Annual Leadership Conference to developing and maintaining a viable state court reporter pro bono program. The Committee recommends non-adoption. Motion fails.  
99-10-RC That the Affiliated Associations who request an NCRA representative to attend their annual convention provide a forum for the NCRA representative to discuss issues affecting court reporters on a national level and answer questions from state members on these issues. The Committee recommends adoption. Motion adopted. The Board discussed this at the November Board Meeting
00-13-RC That NCSA remain a part of the standing committee structure in the Constitution & Bylaws of NCRA. The Committee recommends adoption. Motion adopted. The proposed Bylaws changes were defeated at the Annual Members Forum on July 20.
00-14-RC That a NCRA Board of Director serves as ex-officio officer to NCSA. The Committee recommends adoption. Motion adopted. Adopted by the NCRA Board at the November Board meeting.
GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS
Yr.-#-State Resolution Summary NCSA Action NCRA's Position Or Action
86-09-CN (Ontario) Request that the possibility of extending NSRA’s legislative tracking program to include Canada be investigated by NSRA. Resolutions Cmte. Recommended adoption. CARRIED The legislative tracking firm presently under NSRA contract does not offer this; however, further investigation will be made.
78-10- Insurance Request that Wohlers & Co. install a WATS line (or accept collect calls) for use by members in seeking info or resolving problems. FAILED – at that time, NSRA had a WATS line & members were encouraged to use it to relay requests to NSRA’s administrator (A.H. Wohlers) through headquarters. Wohlers currently has a WATS line: 800/323-2106.
78-11-A Advertising Propriety of including names of reporters in ads. FAILED  
78-20- Association Name Change Suggestion that name of NSRA be changed to "The National Professional Reporters Association (NPRA)." FAILED Task Force appointed August 1981 to evaluate; report/panel was presented at 1982 NSRA Convention. In its final report to the Board March 1983 the Task Force recommended more dynamic, forceful, public relations programs rather than name change.
81-02-IL Insurance Professional liability insurance program study requested re premiums to agencies and independent contractors. CARRIED Matter discussed with NSRA’s insurance administrator at 1982 Insurance Committee Meeting. No further explanation from administrator is possible – they are bound by federal laws.
81-12-MA Disciplinary Action by NSRA requested re reporters and/or their personnel preparing transcripts from ER. FAILED  
GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS (Continued)
Yr.-#-State Resolution Summary NCSA Action NCRA's Position Or Action
82-06-PA Request that a study be conducted re resolution of claims on the NSRA Professional Liability Ins urance policy. FAILED Statistics were provided by Wohlers & Co. to the Insurance Committee in its Annual Report in December.
82-10-CT/WP Request that vendor ads be allowed in the "Bulletin Board" section of the NSR NO MOTION FROM FLOOR The individual who proposed the resolution did not contact the state association for support of the resolution (which had been submitted directly through the NCSA Chairman and Resolutions Committee).
99-07-NV That NCRA notify State Association Presidents by fax or email, through the Government Relations Department or LegalVoice, about high-profile negative news stories regarding court reporters. Committee recommends non-adoption and replacement with 99-09-RC. Adopted. The Board approved this resolution. It is not possible to distribute copies of the news stories because of copyright issues.
99-09-RC That NCRA act as a central clearinghouse for all new stories. Committee recommends adoption. Adopted. The Board considered this at the November Board meeting and decided to address in the context of 99-07-NV. No action taken.
99-11-RI That NCRA conduct a survey of court reporter status in all states as to whether or not they are deemed officers of the court. Committee recommends non-adoption. Withdrawn.  
00-01-TX That attendance at Boot Camp be limited to those designated by the affiliated association or by petition to NCRA’s Board. Committee recommends adoption. Adopted. The Board adopted the policy at its July Board Meeting. No further action taken.
01-01-CA That if an attendee at Boot Camp is not affiliated with a state association, that NCRA staff set up separate meetings with legislators for those attendees. Committee recommends non-adoption. Adopted. Not adopted.
MEMBER AFFAIRS
Yr.-#-State Resolution Summary NCSA Action NCRA's Position Or Action
84-05-CA NSRA’s insurance administrator be directed to investigate policies covering office equipment. CARRIED Referred to Insurance Committee. The suggestion was referred to NSRA’S insurance administrator and a policy was developed and offered to NSRA members.
84-06-CA NSRA institute practice of sending minutes of NSRA Board Meetings to presidents of affiliated associations. Resolution was amended at meeting concerning NSRA’s advising state and local associations before contacting any court personnel re implementation of any plan re advancement of the court reporting profession._ CARRIED Resolution was approved by NSRA Board of Directors at its November 1984 meeting only as it applies to sending minutes to state association presidents and executive directors. Headquarters will commence procedure by sending copies of 1984 Pre- and Post-convention meeting minutes.
86-12-RC Request that a new study be conducted to explore the possible need for a name change of the Association. Resolutions Cmte. Recommended adoption. FAILED  
87-03-FL NSRA compile, maintain, update & distribute (upon request) a registry of requirements of court reporters (CSR, Notary, etc.) in each state, for reporters relocating to another state. Resolutions Cmte. Recommended adoption. CARRIED _Board directed that current system of maintaining CSR facts be continued and additional information requested by Res. 87-03-FL be added as implementation of new headquarters computer system makes it feasible.
88-04-PA NSRA investigate procuring another administrator other than A.H. Wohlers & Co. to provide coverage to members of NSRA._ Resolutions Committee recommended nonadoption. ADOPTED Wohlers is not an insurance carrier, but an insurance administrator which searches for the best policies for all NSRA members. The Board concurred that no action should be taken on this resolution.
88-05-FL NSRA place more emphasis on tangible benefits and services to its members without assessing additional fees. Resolutions Committee recommended nonadoption. FAILED  
89-01-CO NSRA install a WATS 800 number. Resolutions Committee recommended nonadoption. FAILED Past use of WATS was expensive and not as productive as current system (callers may request that NSRA staff call back after initiating call).
MEMBER AFFAIRS (Continued)
Yr.-#-State Resolution Summary NCSA Action NCRA's Position Or Action
91-03-FL That the NCRA Insurance Committee request info from Albert H. Wohlers & Co. on complaints filed within the last five years. Resolutions Committee recommended non-adoption. WITHDRAWN. This is currently part of the existing Insurance Committee procedure.
91-04-FL That NCRA Insurance Committee and the Executive Director solicit proposals from insurance administrator on policies such as those currently managed by A.H. Wohlers & Co., to determine the best administrator. Resolutions Committee recommended adoption. ADOPTED. Action is currently being taken by the NCRA Insurance Committee.
91-12-IL That NCRA procure another insurance broker who will provide NCRA with more competitive rates and investigate the feasibility of mergence of NCRA’s group with another group. Resolutions Committee recommended non- adoption due to its somewhat restrictive wording and similarity to 91-04-FL. WITHDRAWN.  
96-07-RC That NCRA staff look into the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of sending multiple mailings and faxes to members. PASSED by NCSA Motion was made, seconded and approved: "On an ongoing basis, NCRA staff will examine the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of sending mailings and faxes to members. This resolution is being adopted to formally codify a policy which is already in existence and being followed by staff."
00-10-NV That the VR Forum be a NCRA member benefit. The Committee recommended non-adoption. Motion adopted. Motion will be considered during the Web site’s ongoing business-planning project.
MEMBER AFFAIRS (NCRA Annual Convention)
Yr.-#-State Resolution Summary NCSA Action NCRA's Position Or Action
78-01-CA Scheduling Recommendation that NSRA hold Biennial Conventions in order to reduce expenses to NSRA and members. FAILED  
78-16- N.O.W. Boycott That NSRA support the boycott. FAILED  
79-18-CO NCSA Meeting and other functions should not be scheduled at same time. CARRIED Board submitted this to the 1980 Convention Commmittee for consideration. Only remaining conflict is Speed Contest.
80-24-NJ Annual Convention be split from Seminar – to be held with Convention Mon-Wed and Seminar Thurs-Sunday (Amended to read that NSRA provide more time for membership input in Annual Convention program). CARRIED as amended Board referred it to 1981 Convention Committee. Convention Committee voted to keep present format but took into consideration the need for more personal time.
81-01-RC Registration Fee Package Split package to allow choice of convention without seminar. CARRIED Consensus of Board at Preconvention meeting that 1982 Convention Planning Committee and staff implement such packages. 1982 Convention offered this choice.
87-13-CA All NCSA resolutions be made available to any NSRA member attending the NCSA meeting as a delegate, alternate or observer. Resolutions Cmte. Recommended nonadoption. CARRIED The Board decided the current procedure is sufficient and in line with prudent management of the budget approved for NCSA: All delegates, alternates, presidents and executive directors of affiliated associations (and NSRA Board) are provided a copy by mail prior to the meeting. Also, one master copy will be available at NCSA registration desk for reference by others.
87-18-NV The NCSA annual meeting be extended to two days, with one day devoted to consideration of resolutions and one day to the election of the new Resolutions Cmte. And info exchange. Resolutions Cmte. Recommended nonadoption. FAILED There are too many variables for consideration at this time without sufficient data.
MEMBERSHIP (Continued)
Yr.-#-State Resolution Summary NCSA Action NCRA's Position Or Action
86-10-CA Request that Associate Membership status be granted only to those scopists, note-readers, agency owners/managers, Certified Legal Video Specialists and Certified Managing Reporters who have satisfied and continue to adequately satisfy the Board of their support for the preservation of the shorthand reporting profession; that recording a deposition or court proceeding using videotape or E.R. without the simultaneous use of a shorthand reporter shall be grounds for rejection or denial of Associate Membership._ Resolutions Cmte. Recommended adoption. CARRIED Considered at November 1986 Board Meeting. Request DEFEATED; three abstentions.
86-11-NY All new NSRA members should be given copies of: NSRA Constitution and Bylaws, NSRA Code of Professional Responsibility; an organizational chart including all committees and task forces; and a glossary of acronyms commonly used in NSRA affairs. Resolutions Cmte. Recommended adoption. CARRIED Approved by NSRA Board November 1986; staff implementing procedure.
87-19-CA The NSRA Board require all Associate Members to be endorsed for membership yearly. No recommendation by the Resolutions Committee. CARRIED At the 1987 NCSA meeting, President Suddreth advised NCSA that, by Motion 87-08-08, the NSRA Board took action at its 1987 Preconvention Meeting to approve a procedure for annual re-endorsement of Associate Members listed under Article III, Section 7© and not including those under Sections 7(a) and 7(b).
90-09-AK NSRA staff develop procedures to follow in cases of questioned qualifications of participating members of NSRA. Resolutions Committee recommended postponement pending debate on the floor of NCSA. CARRIED. Per Board motion at its Fall 1990 Meeting, this issue was referred to the Professional Responsibility Committee.
       
MEMBERSHIP (Continued)
Yr.-#-State Resolution Summary NCSA Action NCRA's Position Or Action
91-06-AK That the NCRA C & B Committee revise Article III, Section 1 of the NCRA bylaws to more clearly define the term "verbatim" in regard to NCRA Participating Members and the revocation of membership when membership criteria is not met. Resolutions Committee recommended adoption. Adopted. The NCRA Board adopted Motion 91-11-36 referring this to the C & B Committee for input.
96-05-VI That Members residing in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands be considered full domestic members of NCRA, with all of the benefits attendant thereto. Passed by NCSA Motion was made, seconded and approved to adopt this resolution.
97-06-VA That all tape recorder operators not be allowed to join NCRA. WITHDRAWN at NCSA.  
99-01-FL That NCRA designate in the Sourcebook whether the Member is also a member of his/her State Association Committee recommended non-adoption. Motion failed.  
PROFESSIONAL ISSUES (Alternate Systems)
Yr.-#-State Resolution Summary NCSA Action NCRA's Position Or Action
78-02-CA_ NSRA Audio Policy Proposed changes in wording NSRA Audio Policy adopted June 1978. FAILED; however, recommendations were made to NSRA Board for a review of the wording of the policy. Task Force appointed at October 1978 NSRA Board Meeting to study wording of Audio Policy and recommend changes at February 1979 Board Meeting.
78-17- ER Reports/Summaries That periodic reports be provided affiliated associations re developments and problem areas in the field of ER as they arise. CARRIED Board requested that NSRA Executive Director and Headquarters Committee prepare future report for the Board re what resources would be needed in order to expand the "State Leadership Bulletin" sufficiently to implement the request contained in NCSA Res. #78-17. Staff Research & Technology Director is now employed by NSRA to monitor, research, and keep members informed re such matters.
78-18- Assistance to Affiliated Associations re Studies for ER live reporter comparison studies in court. AMENDED MOTION CARRIED Board stated that this resolution is in keeping with current policy.
79-01-CA Audio Policy (Amendment to wording) That although NSRArecognizes the use of ER by the live shorthand reporter, it does not support it. WITHDRAWN – present policy basically says this already.  
79-04-CA ER Manual should be prepared by NSRA for dissemination to all affiliated units. CARRIED Per direction of the Board, this was done under direction of the Research & Technology Director.
79-13-VA ER Policy Amendment. FAILED  
79-17-MA NSRA Audio Policy Statement of concurrence. CARRIED  
PROFESSIONAL ISSUES (Continued) (Alternate Systems)
Yr.-#-State Resolution Summary NCSA Action NCRA's Position Or Action
87-01-CA NSRA update its ER Manual Resolutions Cmte. Recommended adoption. CARRIED As part of the program approved for 1987-88, the Research & Tecnology Department is developing an up-to-date Technology Reference Manual, with a section on ER.
89-09-NY The NSRA Board delete all statements that speak to audio recording as a reference by the RPR from its consideration, literature, and policy statements so that the standard of professionalism demonstrated through the use of CAT is singular and unemcumbered._ Resolutions Committee recommended nonadoption. FAILED. NSRA cannot dictate what is to be considered by individuals. Not practical for NSRA to remove all references to ER from its literature. Board of Directors adopted a revised audio policy March 1989.
91-01-FL NCRA should formulate a general analysis of the long-term, true-cost items associated with video and electronic recording for the purpose of state associations’ conducting independent studies of associated costs in their respective states. Resolutions Committee recommended Adoption as amended. ADOPTED. This request is to be placed on the NCRA President’s agenda for consideration at the upcoming Executive Committee Strategy Session.
PROFESSIONAL ISSUES (Continued) (Misc.)
Yr.-#-State Resolution Summary NCSA Action NCRA's Position Or Action
79-09-VA Copyright Protection NSRA should retain legal counsel to render an opinion re feasibility of verbatim reporters obtaining copyright protection of transcripts; if such is favorable, file an application with U.S. Patent Office. CARRIED Board recommended that Phoenix, AZ, Attorney Samuel B. Sutton submit a proposal for such action. Phase One of this proposal has been completed; test case has been filed.
80-06-CA A Labor Relations Committee be established. CARRIED Board created a central repository file at Headquarters entitled "Personnel Relations (Motion 80-11-32)."
82-01-CA Establishment of a credit card plan with a firm called Professional Legal Express, Inc. for use by attorneys paying for outside depositions. Moved to Freelance Committee for further consideration.  
82-02-LA Individual copyright of reporter’s trade name, business name and/or transcript paper. FAILED N/A – Ongoing work by NSRA Copyright Task Force is being made on behalf of all NSRA members.
82-03-CA Request that NSRA cease support to and relationship with USCRA which exceed that extended to any state association. FAILED  
82-04-CA Request for poll of NSRA membership re whether NSRA’s position should be that freelance reporters should be treated as employees. FAILED N/A – NSRA does not take a position. The matter is decided by the U.S. Congress.
84-08-IL NCSA suggests that NSRA Board urge all vendors of viable CAT systems to arrange procedures for interchanging CAT personal dictionaries between all available CAT systems as easily and inexpensively as possible. CARRIED At its November 1984 meeting, the NSRA Board noted that this suggestion had been made previously to CAT vendors and would be requested again at the next meeting with them.
85-03-CA Request that NSRA Board communicate with all CAT vendors requesting they investigate means to generate media containing English translation without stenotype. Resolutions Cmte. Recommended adoption. CARRIED Considered at November 1985 Board meeting but referred back to subcommittee for further clarification and possible further consideration by CAT Committee and vendors.
PROFESSIONAL ISSUES (Continued) (Misc.)
Yr.-#-State Resolution Summary NCSA Action NCRA's Position Or Action
85-04-RC Request that NSRA Board investigate funding and support of the copyright issue, but no formal legal action be taken without a survey of membership re position Resolutions Cmte. Prepared this to address the concern expressed by 85-04-CA which follows. CARRIED Board Motion 85-11-15 stipulated that NSRA stop all activity re the copyright/ trademark situation and that a full report be generated for the membership. In view of that motion, no further Board action is required.
85-04-CA That NSRA Board immediately cease all funding and support and withdraw the copyright lawsuit. Res. Cmte. Recommended nonadoption. FAILED  
85-07-CA Request that NSRA Board communicate with all CAT vendors requesting they investigate means of generating write-protected media. Res. Cmte. Recommended adoption as amended. CARRIED Considered at November 1985 Board meeting; DENIED (investigated with vendors but not practical).
85-08-MN Upon request, NSRA should assist affiliated units in following lead of the Hawaiian association in banning the practice of exclusive arrangements between reporters and insurance companies or law offices by Supreme Court rule change or legislative process. Res. Cmte. Recommended adoption as amended. Amended by NCSA removing reference to the Hawaiian Assn. ADOPTED Considered at November 1985 Board meeting; Resolution was DENIED (in conflict with COPR Opinion 12 w/free trade).
86-13-FL Suggested amendment to Code of Professional Responsibility to include disclosure of any appearance of conflict of interest by the reporter with all participants. Resolutions Cmte. Recommended nonadoption. FAILED  
87-09-CO NSRA form a committee to track the use of the videotape system used in courts. Res. Cmte. Recommended nonadoption. WITHDRAWN This is currently being handled/tracked through the Research & Technology Department at NSRA headquarters.
87-10-CO NSRA direct the Research & Technology Dept. to document the problems with the use of video so that the membership may use this information for legislative problems that may arise. Resolutions Cmte. Recommended nonadoption. WITHDRAWN This is currently being handled/tracked through the Research & Technology dept. at NSRA headquarters.
PROFESSIONAL ISSUES (Continued) (Misc.)
Yr.-#-State Resolution Summary NCSA Action NCRA's Position Or Action
89-02-CO NSRA hire an independent firm to audit the video installations throughout the U.S. and make the results available to affiliated associations. Resolutions Committee recommended nonadoption. FAILED NSRA’s R & T Department is currently monitoring existing video installations; info is available upon request. Resolutions Committee feels monitoring by outside firm unnecessary.
89-04-FL NSRA, in cooperation with the vendors, should develop a model installation prescriptive package to guide and assist prospective CIC sites. Resolutions Committee recommended adoption. ADOPTED. Minimum guidelines developed by CAT/CART Committee in 1988 are to be distributed to affiliated association presidents; R & T Department is also developing a needs assessment document and additional data for distribution.
89-05-FL NSRA should develop and conduct a survey of all the state reporter associations and collect, compile and analyze data regarding the present and planned COTF/CIC installations in the various states. Resolutions Committee recommended adoption. ADOPTED. R & T Department to distribute (following fall 1989 Board Meeting) a recently developed list of CICs; also to develop lists of active audio and video installations.
89-08-RC NSRA continue to develop and improve the collection and storage, as well as the dissemination of database information. Resolutions Committee recommended adoption. ADOPTED as amended. A computer database of R & T information is a future goal; R & T and Computer Operations Directors were directed by the President to develop cost estimation and configurations for development of an on-line NSRA Headquarters computer database.
91-02-RC (Replacing91-02-FL) NCRA should compile, maintain and disseminate to members upon request current information on independent contractor/employee issues. Resolutions Committee recommended adoption (replacing 91-02-FL). This action is currently being done by headquarters staff (Executive Department), upon request.
91-02-FL(Replaced by91-02-RC) That NCRA direct that an independent survey of reporting firms nationwide be made with regard to their treatment of reporters as independent contractors or employees to ascertain the current industry standard. Replaced by91-02-RC. The Board was satisfied with current headquarters procedures regarding the independent contractor vs. employee issue. Information is provided upon request to the Executive Department.
PROFESSIONAL ISSUES (Continued) (Misc.)
Yr.-#-State Resolution Summary NCSA Action NCRA's Position Or Action
91-07-AK That staff take legal steps to prohibit improper use of NCRA certification designations, including RPR, CM, CLVS, and CMR. Resolutions Committee recommended adoption as amended.ADOPTED. Board Motion 91-11-37 directs Headquarters staff to investigate the complaints made regarding the Alaska Stenotype Reporters and H & M Reporting. Board Motion 91-11-38 directed the Membership and Marketing Department to act upon further complaints of the Alaska Court Reporters Association.
91-13-CA That NCRA compile and maintain a database and associated bibliography concerning all methods of making the record of judicial proceedings. Resolutions Committee recommended adoption as amended.ADOPTED. The Board was advised that this is currently being done by staff and is included in the charges of the National Court Reporting Resource Center.
92-03-CA This resolution deals with implementation of TAC. Resolutions Committee recommended adoption. ADOPTED. The Information Systems and Technology Department will prepare a packet of information on TAC to send out upon request.
92-09-RC This resolution deals with incentives to lawyers for use of court reporting services. Resolutions Committee replaced 92-09-HI with Resolution 92-09-RC. ADOPTED. The Board, at its November 1992 meeting, made the following resolution: Resolved that…the subject of gifts and incentives offered to attorneys and their personnel be considered and specifically addressed by COPR in the form of an advisory opinion. As part of this effort, COPR shall consult with the ethics committees of the American Bar Association and other appropriate professional organizations in order to foster a high level of mutual philosophical understanding.
PROFESSIONAL ISSUES (Continued) (Misc.)
Yr.-#-State Resolution Summary NCSA Action NCRA's Position Or Action
93-01-CA That NCRA should require counsel to render an opinion re benefits or disadvantages of court reporters obtaining copyright protection and/or ownership and control of personal CAT dictionaries. Recommended for adoption as amended. Passed by NCSA. PASSED BY BOARD.
00-02-PA That NCRA or NCRF undertake a study to determine the value of a court reporter’s services. Committee recommends adoption. Motion adopted. Board adopts the resolution. Funding for study not budgeted for FY 2001.
00-03-RI That NCRA should tell all Supreme Courts that reporters should be viewed as "officers of the court." Committee recommends non-adoption. Motion not adopted.  
PUBLICATIONS/PUBLIC RELATIONS
Yr.-#-State Resolution Summary NCSA Action NCRA's Position Or Action
78-07- Manual for Association Presidents A State Presidents’ brochure should be provided by NSRA to all incoming state presidents apprising them of services available to members and state associations. CARRIED Board referred this recommendation to Info & Public Affairs Division for implementation. Subsequently, the Presidential Priorities Manual was developed in 1979 for distribution at NCSA and SLC Meetings and to incoming state association presidents. A revised booklet was sent to presidents of all affiliated associations September 1982; updated supplements are provided to affiliated association presidents.
78-09- PR Articles Info & Public Affairs Division requested to provide to affiliated associations, or publish from time to time during the year, articles promoting the court reporting profession. CARRIED Referred by Board to the Info & Public Affairs Division for implementation. Complimentary copies of NSR are currently sent to juridical organizations and to members of the United States Congress.
80-20-PA Reporter classified ads be again printed in NSR as in past. FAILED  
83-05-OR Request that NSRA appoint a committee to investigate and promote participation in associations organized for court administrators nationally or statewide to educate them re live reporting versus alternate systems, especially as related to cost effectiveness. CARRIED The Board of Directors requested NSRA staff to survey affiliated associations concerning court administrator organizations in their states. The Board directed that the results of the survey should be shared at Leadership Conferences and discussed at the next annual NCSA meeting.
83-06-NJ Request that articles re "satisfactory" performance of tape recording in any form not be printed in the NSR. WITHDRAWN  
86-14-CA Request that Board authorize expenditure of more resources on programs designed to recruit students for the court reporting profession. Resolutions Cmte. Recommended adoption. CARRIED Referred by Pres. Suddreth to BAPR, to the C.E. Task Force, and to NSRA’s PR firm for development of programs to recruit reporting students.
PUBLICATIONS/PUBLIC RELATIONS (Continued)
Yr.-#-State Resolution Summary NCSA Action NCRA's Position Or Action
86-15-FL Request that all PR successes published in the various news media be published in the NSR. Resolutions Cmte. Recommended nonadoption. NO MOTION FROM FLOOR  
86-16-CO A committee should be appointed to compose a 15-minute videotape (with assistance of NSRA’s PR firm) on all aspects of reporting; such videotape to be made available for purchase by states for recruiting, education and PR. Resolutions Cmte. Recommended adoption. CARRIED The Board was advised Nov. 1986 by Pres. Suddreth that the CLVS Cmte. Has been charged this year with reviewing this resolution and developing a C.E. program for this area, producing up to 3 videotapes of seminars on BAPR-approved subjects. The PR Cmte. Has also been charged with reviewing this resolution and making recommendations.
86-17-CO Suggestion that NSRA direct an organized effort at the college graduate level to recruit reporting students. Resolutions Cmte. Recommended adoption. CARRIED The Board was advised Nov. 1986 by Pres. Suddreth that he has requested that BAPR, the C.E. Task Force, and NSRA’s PR firm devise programs to address this need, including the possible development of an NSRA Speakers Group which would contact colleges to encourage the interest of College graduates.
87-04-CO A booklet be created containing questions commonly asked reporters and answers regarding videotape vs. live reporters. Resolutions Cmte. Recommended adoption. CARRIED NSRA Board Motion 87-11-08 approved creation of a booklet for reference by reporters ofQ & A re videotape versus the live reporter. The booklet will also contain Q & A re ER versus the live reporter.
87-05-CO A booklet be created containing questions commonly asked reporters and answers regarding electronic recording vs. live reporters. Resolutions Cmte. Recommended adoption. CARRIED See Board’s action for 87-04-CO.
PUBLICATIONS/PUBLIC RELATIONS (Continued)
Yr.-#-State Resolution Summary NCSA Action NCRA's Position Or Action
87-16-CA NSRA publish a quarterly newsletter in rebuttal to READBACK for distribution to the Bench, Bar, Legislature, etc., supporting the use of shorthand reporters over alternative systems. Resolutions Cmte. Recommended nonadoption. FAILED Pro CAT PR is the best anti ER tool. While the membership should be given sufficient current information on audio technologies, a national newsletter merely rebutting allegations by another publication may not be the most cost-efficient means of providing this information. Through its 1987-88 PR program, NSRA may be able to address this matter.
88-02-NY NSRA provide space in the NSR magazine for advertising NSRA CE-approved seminars held by state and other reporter organizations. Resolutions Cmte. Recommended nonadoption. FAILED  
88-03-CO NSRA undertake a program for making regular presentations to the National Conference of State Legislators promoting live reporting vs. CAT in the courtroom. Resolutions Cmte. Recommended adoption. ADOPTED The Board agreed that this is one of the many juridical organizations with which NSRA should atempt to have a liaison.
88-06-MD Classified employment ads be returned to the NSR and be reasonably priced. WITHDRAWN by submitter.  
89-07-NY NSRA provide space in the NSR for advertising NSRA CE-approved seminars held by NSRA affiliated state organizations and other reporter organizations. Resolutions Committee recommended nonadoption. FAILED. NSRA is an individual membership association. Proposed action would be inconsistent with NSRA Constitution & Bylaws, Article XV, Section 4, Subsection (d).
92-04-CA This resolution deals with NCRA’s providing desktop publishing and design services. Resolutions Committee recommended nonadoption. FAILED.  
92-05-CA This resolution deals with the publication of a quarterly newsletter for judges, lawyers, and administrators to be distributed by state associations. It was amended as follows: Resolved… that the National Committee of State Associations recommend to the Board of Directors that NCRA publish a three-times-per-year newsletter for judges and administrators to be distributed by state associations. Resolutions Committee recommended nonadoption. ADOPTED as amended. This has been accomplished by LawBytes.
PUBLICATIONS/PUBLIC RELATIONS (Continued)
Yr.-#-State Resolution Summary NCSA Action NCRA's Position Or Action
92-08-CA Resolved…that the National Committee of State Associations recommend to the Board of Directors that NCRA generate a monthly public relations article for submission by state associations to their local news media. Resolutions Committee recommended nonadoption. ADOPTED as amended. Press releases are now sent directly to the state associations through the Court Reporters News Bureau for local distribution. The News Bureau includes pointers on how to best use this information.
94-01-CA That NCRA create a transcript reimbursement fund program patterned after the California state program. PASSED by NCSA. President Matthews noted that he had appointed a task force to look into doing precisely that and this task force would be meeting in early December.
99-04-NV That NCRA create a kit consisting of pamphlets and a speech outlines for member reporters to use in promoting the court reporting profession at public schools. The Resolutions Committee recommended non-adoption. Resolution withdrawn.  
99-08-PA That NCRA budget funds to be used as a grant for an Affiliated Association to use on statewide projects promoting the court reporting profession in areas that have a national focus. The Committee recommened non-adoption. Motion adopted. Board discussed at November Board Meeting. No action taken
RPR/CM (Continued)
Yr.-#-State Resolution Summary NCSA Action NCRA's Position Or Action
78-21- Applicant Membership Requirements To be eligible to take NSRA RPR/CM exams participants must be members of their state association as well as National. FAILED – could have antitrust implication.  
78-22- Testing Brochures Numbers (instead of names) should be used on exam participant test papers and initials of test paper graders should be affixed to corrected exams. CARRIED Board referred this resolution to BAPR for consideration and implementation. This procedure was implemented by NSRA as of November 1978 examinations.
78-23- Testing Procedures Standardized. CARRIED Referred to BAPR for preparation of long-range plan.
78-24- Test Registration On-site registration should be optional at discretion of state association. FAILED  
79-02-GA Test Fees should be determined by section to be taken instead of flat fee. FAILED(would cause accounting problems)  
79-03-MD Revision of Written Knowledge Test excluding questions relating to the "dictating reporter" and substitutions of questions re CAT for those CAT users who take the RPR/CM exams. FAILED  
79-07-TN C.E. credits should be given for passing a part or parts of the CP exam. FAILED  
79-08-OH Exclusion of Ohio from the NSRA testing program was requested if NSRA changed its program (fees paid to examiners through state associations) because of financial burden to Ohio if fees were paid directly. WITHDRAWN (moot) In the interim between the submission of this resolution and the annual NCSA meeting, BAPR decided that to pay fees directly would not be feasible.  
RPR/CM (Continued)
Yr.-#-State Resolution Summary NCSA Action NCRA's Position Or Action
79-10-OK Standardized Dictation for RPR/CM test by means of recording on tape, including warm-up dictation. FAILED No Board action called for; however, BAPR looked with interest at the NCSA discussion. Although no action could be taken at that time (because of test validation problems), BAPR has conducted testing by tape experiments since 1980.
79-11-CA Increase passing grade of skills portion of CP exam. WITHDRAWNby sponsor before NCSA Meeting; moved again on floor but DEFEATED.  
79-14-OH Eligibility for participation as Chief Examiners for NSRA exams should not exclude personnel of schools with NSRA-approved programs in which exams are being held. FAILED  
79-15-KS Passers of all skill portions of the CM who fail WKT should be allowed to participate in the National Speed Contest. FAILED  
79-16-FL Revision of WKT portion of exams to include questions on transcribing, techniques of dictation, notereading, and CAT. FAILED  
80-04-GA Change in policy re the grading of RPR and CM exams to allow state to decide manner in which to conduct grading. WITHDRAWN  
80-05-IL Revision of test contract to allow Chief Examiners and dictators involved in affiliated school programs to participate in test administration. WITHDRAWN  
80-07-OH Change in policy needed to allow reporters connected with schools to participate in conducting RPR/CM tests. CARRIED BAPR has already rescinded its earlier policy.
80-08-MD 50/50 split of exam registration fees between state and National. FAILED  
RPR/CM (Continued)
Yr.-#-State Resolution Summary NCSA Action NCRA's Position Or Action
80-09-MD Review of graded test paper by applicant. WITHDRAWN  
80-11-RI Test fees should be reduced and/or held at same rate. WITHDRAWN (Delegate not present)  
80-13-MA The RPR designation is an individual accomplishment and should not be used collectively. CARRIED Board reaffirmed this position.
80-15-NY NSRA to furnish NY the total number of test papers since May 1979 in which test site examiners failed them but NSRA gave passing mark. FAILED  
80-16-NY Return to test site examiner a photocopy of all papers which the examiner failed & NSRA passed. FAILED  
80-17-NY Personal review of own exam papers and open test review procedures to all members. FAILED  
80-18-MD Unsuccessful applicant be given grade on all portions of test taken. FAILED  
80-19-WI Speed change; 240 Jury Charge to 210 Legal Opinion. WITHDRAWN  
80-21-PA Conducting of all NSRA tests be done only by states. WITHDRAWN  
81-03-MN Rebates to States should be given on no shows. CARRIED 81-10-06 Board approved $4 rebate for no shows.
81-04-MO BAPR to provide backup dictation material for RPR/CM tests. FAILED  
82-13-NJ Request that all candidates for NSRA RPR/CM exams should be required to be members of their respective state associations as well as National (also proposed in 1978 – Res. #78-21-). CARRIED NSRA, as an individual membership association, cannot adopt such a policy; it would violate regulations governing such an association. Individual state associations should ask their state counsel to check statutes before contemplating such actions.
RPR/CM (Continued)
Yr.-#-State Resolution Summary NCSA Action NCRA's Position Or Action
83-07-RC Request that Board of Directors consider its policy re RPR/CM testing rebates to affiliated Associations. CARRIED At its March 1984 meeting, the Board of Directors reviewed and reconfirmed its present policy re RPR/CM testing rebates.
84-04-CO The proper NSRA Committee should consider adjusting rate structure of CM exam for persons who have passed one or more portions of CM as it pertains to future testing and report findings to NSRA Board. Not approved by Resolutions Committee for NCSA agenda because it had already been referred to BAPR for consideration at its next meeting; explanation given during Info Exchange. At the November 1984 Board meeting, BAPR reported to the Board its recommendation not to take this action because it would not be financially feasible.
84-07-NJ Request that NSRA increase rebates to state associations for sponsoring RPR/CM exams from $7.00 to $12.00 per candidate. WITHDRAWN (Not approved by Resolutions Committee for NCSA agenda.)  
84-09-RC Resolutions Committee recommends the NSRA Board request BAPR to consider having repetition of a spelling error graded as one error. FAILED  
85-09-CO Request that all states that administer RPR test must do so by tape professionally prepared by NSRA. Resolutions Cmte. Recommended nonadoption. FAILED  
87-11-RC NSRA fund an independent external study to be concluded within 12 months as the best method for the administration of the RPR/CM exams and then take steps to implement as mandatory standardization exam procedure. Resolutions Cmte. Recommended adoption. FAILED  
RPR/CM (Continued)
Yr.-#-State Resolution Summary NCSA Action NCRA's Position Or Action
87-12-OH NSRA take steps to abolish its use of tape recorders in lieu of live dictators for the RPR/CM tests and develop a program to insure that there are qualified dictators for each test site. Resolutions Cmte. Recommended nonadoption. WITHDRAWN In certain locations, testing by tape may be necessary, due to lack of qualified dictators. By May 1988, it is anticipated that uniformity of all exam dictation will be insured by use of professionally taped dictation at all sites.
87-17-CA NSRA increase to $15 the rebate paid to state associations for all persons registered to take the RPR/CM exams. Resolutions Cmte. Recommended nonadoption. FAILED Nearly all states that administer RPR/CM tests receive income from rebates from NSRA, and the income NSRA receives from testing is directed to other vital areas from which NSRA members in states benefit.
88-08-FL NSRA study the feasibility of allowing nonmembers to take the RPR exam and obtain a certificate of passage. WITHDRAWN by submitter  
90-01-CO NSRA notify affiliated associations when a member or members of that affiliated association have allowed their RPR status to expire. Resolutions Committee recommended nonadoption. WITHDRAWN.  
90-02-PA NSRA allow RPR/CM candidates to review their graded skill exam. Resolutions Committee recommended adoption. Amended at NCSA Meeting (review failed exam for a fee). Amendment carried. Resolution FAILED.  
98-09-NV That taking the RMR and the CRR at the same testing site should be allowable at the discretion of the chief examiner of each site. CARRIED ACTION ITEM 98-11-03: That staff look into all of the details of implementing this resolution and report back to the Board at its March 1999 meeting.
98-10-CO Tests for certification for realtime reporters be offered by NCRA in conjunction with state certifications, similar to the certifications presently offered at the RPR level. FAILED  
99-06-NV That NCRA explore the creation of CART reporter certification. Committee recommends non-adoption and referral to the CART task force. Motion fails.  
00-05-MI That NCRA develop a test for CART/Captioning reporters – the RCCP (registered CART/Captioning Provider) Committee recommends adoption. Motion adopted. This has been included in the President’s charge for the 2000-2001 Customized Certification Task Force.
00-08-IL That candidates for the RPR exams be allowed to pass the examination in legs. Committee did not consider this motion. Board approved taking the RPR in legs during the pre-Board July 2000 meeting.
01-02-IL That candidates for the CRR examination must be current RPRs. Committee recommends non-adoption. Adopted. Board does not adopt 01-02-IL. However, the Board approves the following CAPR recommendations:
  1. That nonmembers must pass both parts of the RPR (WKT and Skills) prior to taking the CRR.
  2. Former RPRs (participating members or nonmembers) who have passed the RPR in the past 6 years may take the CRR.
  3. Results notification should be sent to the authority requesting the testing of the nonmember candidate with a copy to the candidate.
REPORTER TRAINING
Yr.-#-State Resolution Summary NCSA Action NCRA's Position Or Action
86-18-CA Suggestion that NSRA conduct and publish the results of a survey of NSRA-approved reporter training programs to determine the length of time needed for an average student to become a working reporter. Resolutions Cmte. Recommended nonadoption. FAILED  
86-19-RC Suggestion that copies of BART General Requirements and Minimum Standards should be posted on all NSRA-approved reporter training program school bulletin boards. Resolutions Cmte. Recommended adoption. CARRIED All schools with NSRA-approved programs will be requested to post the standards on their school’s bulletin board.
86-20-NY Suggestion that copies of BART General Requirements and Minimum Standards should be distributed to all students attending NSRA-approved reporter training programs. Resolutions Cmte. Recommended nonadoption. NO MOTION FROM FLOOR  
87-02-CA NSRA direct its recruiting efforts at all qualified potential shorthand reporters regardless of sex, age, race, creed, religion. Resolutions Cmte. Recommended adoption. FAILED Executive Director advised Resolutions Committee that this is NSRA policy.
92-06-CA This resolution deals with NCRA’s periodically assessing enrollment at court reporting schools for planning purposes. Resolution Committee recommended nonadoption. FAILED.  
92-13-RC Resolved…that the NCRA Board recommend to the NCR Foundation Trustees that the student scholarship program be changed so that all NCRA student members are eligible to participate. Resolutions Committee made a composite of 92-02-OR, 92-10-IL, and 92-11-IL and replaced all three with 92-13-RC.ADOPTED as amended. At its November 1992 meeting, the Board noted that this item has already been addressed and voted on affirmatively by the Board.
93-02-CA That NCRA conduct a CSR School Survey. Recommended against adoption.FAILED at NCSA,no motion. Manpower survey already in the budget for 1993-4.
98-11-MA That NCRA, in conjunction with its Image Awareness Campaign, immediately begin to promote the reporting profession to the general public through the use of radio, print and/or television advertisements aimed at attracting students to NCRA approved-school programs. PASSED by NCSA NCRA currently does this.
REPORTER TRAINING
Yr.-#-State Resolution Summary NCSA Action NCRA's Position Or Action
98-12-PA That NCRA create a task force to work with the Council on Approved Student Education to update and expand the General Requirements and Minimum Standards for court reporting schools in order to mirror technological advances in the profession and to properly prepare students for their careers. Recommended that this resolution be referred to CASE. Referred to CASE for review and recommendation to the Board.
98-13-PA That based upon the updated and expanded version of the General Requirements and Minimum Standards, NCRA provide more in-depth training for the Certified Program Evaluator whose responsibility it is to recommend NCRA approval or re-approval for court reporting schools. FAILED  
00-07-MI That NCRA broaden its virtual mentoring program to include new reporters. Committee recommends non-adoption. Motion not adopted.  
       
STATE/NATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS (Continued)
Yr.-#-State Resolution Summary NCSA Action NCRA's Position Or Action
78-03- Scheduling of Meetings NCSA Meetings and State Leadership Conferences (training of new officers) be held at separate times during the same week/weekend. CARRIED At Oct. 1978 meeting, Board approved that the SLC be provided at Annual Conventions (separate from NCSA Meeting) as an optional seminar and that such workshops be self sustaining.
78-04- Scheduling of Meetings NCSA meetings be held annually in sufficient time preceding Preconvention Board Meeting to permit consideration of resolutions at Preconvention Meeting. TABLED   CARRIED as revised later in meeting. MOOT--refer to NCSA Handbook which states resolutions will be considered at next Board Meeting following Annual Convention.
78-05- Restriction of Attendance at SLC Meetings State Leadership Conference attendance be restricted to leadership training for present or incoming state associations officers or designated members. CARRIED Approved by Board that these workshops be restricted to training for present or incoming state association officers or designated members.
78-08- Speakers Bureau NSRA should maintain a list of speakers available to testify/speak on matters pertaining to reporting profession. CARRIED Moved that info re how to obtain speakers who are available be incorporated in the Presidential Priorities Manual to be developed by the Info & Public Affairs Division.
78-11- Financial Support NSRA Board requested to establish criteria for lending financial support of affiliated associations. FAILED  
80-26-NJ Audio Cassettes of Convention Seminars Accounting to membership requested re number sold, number returned because of inaudibility, and profit made by NSRA. FAILED  
81-10-OH NSRA/State Dues Joint assessment of dues. FAILED  
STATE/NATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS (Continued)
Yr.-#-State Resolution Summary NCSA Action NCRA's Position Or Action
81-02-RC NCSA Resolutions Guidelines Amendment to delete phrase "Resolutions containing material previously submitted will be evaluated by the Committee on Resolutions but may not be placed on the agenda." CARRIED Adopted by Board of Directors.
82-11-MA Request for reimbursement to Massachusetts Superior Court Reporters Association for expenses incurred in litigation and/or legislative efforts re union status of MSCRA members. FAILED  
82-12-MA Request that NSRA retain counsel to file an appearance as an interested party or Amicus Curiae in support of MSCRA's Civil Action No. 47837. FAILED Not feasible because of financial implications on a nationwide basis.
83-01-IL Leadership ConferencesRequest that NSRA reinstate leadership conferences. NO ACTION - (See Resolution 83-02-CO,AZ, NM,KS,NE,UT)  
83-02-CO,AZ, NM,KS,NE,UT Leadership Conferences Request that NSRA reinstate the leadership conference concept. CARRIED Leadership Conferences were held by NSRA April 1984 in Denver, CO; May 1984 in Arlington, VA; and June 1984 in Kansas City, MO. Leadership Conference is planned November 8-9, 1985, in Washington, DC.
83-03-IL State Assistance Program Request that affiliated associations be allowed to submit vouchers for reimbursement of allowed expenditures. WITHDRAWN (See Resolution 83-04-CA)  
83-04-CA State Assistance Program Request that NSRA extend the items eligible for reimbursement under the State Assistance Program to cover mailing expenses incurred in connection with resisting ER legislation encountered at the state level. CARRIED Board of Directors at fall 1984 meeting adopted this as general policy. As of August 1984, the policy was discontinued.
STATE/NATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS (Continued)
Yr.-#-State Resolution Summary NCSA Action NCRA's Position Or Action
84-03-OR NSRA requested to award a Certificate of Excellence to the state association publishing the "best" magazine on a regular basis. Resolution was amended to further detail what classes and categories should be considered. CARRIED (This resolution was not approved by Resolutions Cmte. for NCSA agenda because it had been referred to the meeting of state publication editors to be held later during Convention; however, consideration was called for by motion of Delegates.) Preliminary staff research was considered by the NSRA Board at its November 1984 meeting. The program was not approved, but the Board suggested that other ways of acting on the intent of this resolution should be pursued.
85-06-RC NSRA State Legislative Information Program should be increased and given high priority in NSRA planning and budgeting process. Resolutions Cmte. developed this resolution to better address the problem stated in Resolution 85-06-CA. CARRIED Considered at November 1985 Board Meeting. Board consensus was that the action called for is currently being done and the existing program is producing results, depending on the amount of feedback from the states.
85-06-CA Request that the NSRA State Legislative Program be abandoned. Resolutions Cmte. recommended nonadoption and support of 85-06-RC instead. FAILED (lack of a motion).  
85-10-CO Request that NSRA send reps to two state association meetings per year if requested and reps should be from state other than that of the requesting association. Resolution Committee recommended nonadoption. FAILED The NSRA policy of sending one rep per year, at the request of the state, was established by the Board. To do more would create additional burdens (financial and other) on the Association's budget and on Board members.
85-11-CO Request that one free convention registration for the following year's convention be awarded to every state that has a delegate at the annual NCSA meeting. Resolutions Cmte. recommended nonadoption. FAILED (lack of a motion) It would basically be financially unfeasible and would, in a way, work against the very essence of NCSA as a committee of an individual membership association.
STATE/NATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS (Continued)
Yr.-#-State Resolution Summary NCSA Action NCRA's Position Or Action
85-12-RC Request that funds be included in NSRA's NCSA budget for continuation of leadership training programs; that the NCSA Chairman and/or Vice Chairman participate in development and implementation of these programs. CARRIED Considered at November 1985 Board meeting; consensus was that no Board action is required at this time since such a program is currently included in this year's budget and will be considered again during next year's budgeting process.
86-21-NY Upon receipt of the nomination of any NSRA Officer, Director, or Fellow, NSRA headquarters should notify the pertinent affiliated association so that they are able to make comment. Resolutions Cmte. recommended adoption. CARRIED The Nominating Cmte. has adopted the procedure. HQ staff will implement it for 1986-87.
86-22-AZ Request that no formal legal action be taken by NSRA without a survey of position and approval of NSRA members in the state in which the action may be taken. Resolutions Cmte. recommended nonadoption. Amended at NCSA meeting (that no formal legal action be taken by NSRA without notifying state association president and NSRA members...) CARRIED as amended. The NSRA Board affirmed, at its November 1986 meeting, that the Association cannot be bound by this resolution on a mandatory basis; however, it will attempt, on a voluntary basis, to notify the officers of an affiliated association whenever some action of magnitude is going to take place in their state.
88-01-OR NSRA notify in advance the State Affiliated Association President of an NSRA appearance or presentation planned for their state. Resolutions Committee recommended adoption. ADOPTED as amended. The Board was in agreement that, while NSRA attempts to adhere to this policy in most cases, there may be circumstances which preclude it; therefore, NSRA cannot be bound by such a policy in every circumstance.
88-07-FL NSRA provide $500 to host state associations for advertising and promotion. WITHDRAWN by submitter.  
STATE/NATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS (Continued)
Yr.-#-State Resolution Summary NCSA Action NCRA's Position Or Action
94-02-PA That NCRA send a letter to the state association president when NCRA approves a school, receives an application from a school, or disapproves a school in that state. PASSED by NCSA. There would be a legal problem in announcing that a school was either seeking approval or was having its approval revoked. However, when a new school is granted its approval, it will be noted in the "State Leader*ship Bulletin." Once a year, all approved schools will be listed. (Note: Each issue of the JCR also includes the list of NCRA-approved court reporter education programs.)
91-06-AK That the NCRA C & B Committee revise Article III, Section 1 of the NCRA bylaws to more clearly define the term "verbatim" in regard to NCRA Participating Members and the revocation of membership when membership criteria is not met. Resolutions Committee recommended adoption. ADOPTED. The NCRA Board adopted Motion 91-11-36 referring this to the C & B Committee for input.
96-05-VI That Members residing in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands be considered full domestic members of NCRA, with all of the benefits attendant thereto. PASSED by NCSA Motion was made, seconded and approved to adopt this resolution.
97-06-VA That all tape recorder operators not be allowed to join NCRA. WITHDRAWN at NCSA.  
00-09-NV That NCSA establish a Web site with a link to the VR Forum. The Committee recommends non-adoption. Motion not adopted.