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(a) The official court reporters of the circuit courts in this state are employees of the State of Arkansas.
(b) The Administrative Office of the Courts may employ or contract with a court reporter previously employed by the state for services provided at any time after his or her separation from state employment, regardless of a limitation otherwise provided under § 19-11-709(d).
(c) The office is responsible for the financial oversight of the court reporters employed by the circuit court, which includes without limitation:
(1) Biennial and annual budget requests;
(2) Relevant budget activities;
(3) Monitoring expenses;
(5) Substitute expenses;
(6) Indigent transcript payments; and
(7) Ensuring projected annual expenditures do not exceed total available funding.
(d) The office, with the assistance of the Arkansas Judicial Council, Inc., shall establish an official procedure or rules for:
(1) The hiring of court reporters;
(2) The termination of court reporters; and
(3) Salary adjustments for court reporters.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Arkansas Code Title 16. Practice, Procedure, and Courts § 16-13-501. Court reporters made state employees - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ar/title-16-practice-procedure-and-courts/ar-code-sect-16-13-501/
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