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Arkansas Code Title 16. Practice, Procedure, and Courts § 16-13-506. Court reporters--Transcript fees

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(a)(1) When required to make a transcript of court proceedings, each court reporter of the circuit courts shall be entitled to compensation at the rate of four dollars and ten cents ($4.10) per page for the original and two (2) copies and at the rate of fifty cents (50¢) per page for each additional copy.

(2) When required to prepare photocopied evidence as part of a transcript, each reporter shall be entitled to compensation at the rate of one dollar and fifty cents ($1.50) per page, for an original and two (2) copies and at the rate of fifty cents (50¢) per page for each additional copy thereafter, with the cost to be paid by the parties ordering transcripts.

(b)(1)(A) In indigent and in forma pauperis proceedings, the compensation to the court reporter for transcripts provided for in subsection (a) of this section shall be paid by the State of Arkansas.

(B) However, in such proceedings, the court reporters shall be entitled to compensation from the state only for the original and two (2) copies of the transcript.

(2) The payments shall be made only upon certification of the payments by the presiding circuit judge and shall be paid by the Administrative Office of the Courts from funds appropriated out of the Court Reporter's Fund.

As used in the Campaign Reporting Act:

A. “advertisement” means a communication referring to a candidate or ballot question that is published, disseminated, distributed or displayed to the public by print, broadcast, satellite, cable or electronic media, including recorded phone messages, or by printed materials, including mailers, handbills, signs and billboards, but “advertisement” does not include:

(1) a communication by a membership organization or corporation to its current members, stockholders or executive or administrative personnel;

(2) a communication appearing in a news story or editorial distributed through a print, broadcast, satellite, cable or electronic medium;

(3) a candidate debate or forum or a communication announcing a candidate debate or forum paid for on behalf of the debate or forum sponsor;  provided that two or more candidates for the same position have been invited to participate or, in the case of an uncontested election, that the single candidate for the position has been invited to participate;

(4) nonpartisan voter guides allowed by the federal Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, for Section 501(c)(3) organizations;  or

(5) statements made to a court or administrative board in the course of a formal judicial or administrative proceeding;

B. “anonymous contribution” means a contribution the contributor of which is unknown to the candidate or the candidate's agent or the political committee or its agent who accepts the contribution;

C. “ballot question” means a constitutional amendment or other question submitted to the voters in an election;

D. “bank account” means an account in a financial institution regulated by the United States or a state of the United States;

E. “campaign committee” means an association of two or more persons authorized by a candidate to act on the candidate's behalf for the purpose of electing the candidate to office;  provided that a candidate shall not authorize more than one campaign committee;

F. “campaign expenditure” means an expenditure that is made by a campaign committee or by a candidate in support of the candidate's campaign in an election;

G. “candidate” means an individual who seeks or considers an office in an election covered by the Campaign Reporting Act, including a public official, who has filed a declaration of candidacy and has not subsequently filed a statement of withdrawal or:

(1) for a nonstatewide office, has received contributions or made expenditures of more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) or authorized another person or campaign committee to receive contributions or make expenditures of more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) for the purpose of seeking election to the office;  or

(2) for a statewide office, has received contributions or made expenditures of more than three thousand dollars ($3,000) or authorized another person or campaign committee to receive contributions or make expenditures of more than three thousand dollars ($3,000) for the purpose of seeking election to the office or for candidacy exploration purposes in the years prior to the year of the election;

H. “contribution”:

(1) means a gift, subscription, loan, advance or deposit of money or other thing of value, including the estimated value of an in-kind contribution, that is made or received for a political purpose, including payment of a debt incurred in an election campaign;

(2) includes a coordinated expenditure;

(3) does not include the value of services provided without compensation or unreimbursed travel or other personal expenses of individuals who volunteer a portion or all of their time on behalf of a candidate or political committee nor does it include the administrative or solicitation expenses of a political committee that are paid by an organization that sponsors the committee;  and

(4) does not include the value of the incidental use of the candidate's personal property, home or business office for campaign purposes;

I. “coordinated expenditure” means an expenditure that is made:

(1) by a person other than a candidate or campaign committee;

(2) at the request or suggestion of, or in cooperation, consultation or concert with, a candidate, campaign committee or political party or any agent or representative of a candidate, campaign committee or political party;  and

(3) for the purpose of:

(a) supporting or opposing the nomination or election of a candidate;  or

(b) paying for an advertisement that refers to a clearly identified candidate and is published and disseminated to the relevant electorate in New Mexico within thirty days before the primary election or sixty days before the general election in which the candidate is on the ballot;

J. “deliver” or “delivery” means to deliver by certified or registered mail, telecopier, electronic transmission or facsimile or by personal service;

K. “election” means any primary, general or statewide special election in New Mexico and includes county and judicial retention elections but excludes federal, municipal, school board and special district elections;

L. “election year” means an even-numbered year in which an election covered by the Campaign Reporting Act is held;

M. “expenditure” means a payment, transfer or distribution or obligation or promise to pay, transfer or distribute any money or other thing of value for a political purpose, including payment of a debt incurred in an election campaign or pre-primary convention;

N. “independent expenditure” means an expenditure that is:

(1) made by a person other than a candidate or campaign committee;

(2) not a coordinated expenditure as defined in the Campaign Reporting Act;  and

(3) made to pay for an advertisement that:

(a) expressly advocates the election or defeat of a clearly identified candidate or the passage or defeat of a clearly identified ballot question;

(b) is susceptible to no other reasonable interpretation than as an appeal to vote for or against a clearly identified candidate or ballot question;  or

(c) refers to a clearly identified candidate or ballot question and is published and disseminated to the relevant electorate in New Mexico within thirty days before the primary election or sixty days before the general election at which the candidate or ballot question is on the ballot;

O. “legislative caucus committee” means a political committee established by the members of a political party in a chamber of the legislature;

P. “person” means an individual or entity;

Q. “political committee” means:

(1) a political party;

(2) a legislative caucus committee;

(3) an association that consists of two or more persons whose primary purpose is to make contributions to candidates, campaign committees or political committees or make coordinated expenditures or any combination thereof;  or

(4) an association that consists of two or more persons whose primary purpose is to make independent expenditures and that has received more than five thousand dollars ($5,000) in contributions or made independent expenditures of more than five thousand dollars ($5,000) in the election cycle;

R. “political party” means an association that has qualified as a political party pursuant to the provisions of Section 1-7-2 NMSA 1978;

S. “political purpose” means for the purpose of supporting or opposing a ballot question or the nomination or election of a candidate;

T. “prescribed form” means a form or electronic format prepared and prescribed by the secretary of state;

U. “public official” means a person elected to an office in an election covered by the Campaign Reporting Act or a person appointed to an office that is subject to an election covered by that act;  and

V. “reporting individual” means a public official, candidate or treasurer of a campaign committee or a treasurer of a political committee.

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