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H0500................................by JUDICIARY, RULES AND ADMINISTRATION
COURT PROCEEDINGS - Amends existing law to provide that the Supreme Court
may designate court proceedings and testimony that may be recorded
electronically in lieu of stenographic means.
01/30 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
01/31 Rpt prt - to Jud
02/28 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/01 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/04 3rd rdg - PASSED - 67-0-3
AYES -- Aikele, Barraclough, Bell, Bieter, Black, Block, Boe, Bolz,
Bradford, Bruneel, Callister, Campbell, Clark, Collins, Crow, Cuddy,
Deal, Denney, Ellis, Ellsworth, Eskridge, Field(13), Field(20),
Gagner, Gould, Hadley, Hammond, Harwood, Henbest, Hornbeck, Jaquet,
Jones, Kellogg(Duncan), Kendell, Kunz, Lake, Langford, Loertscher,
Mader, Martinez, McKague, Meyer, Montgomery, Mortensen, Moyle,
Pearce, Pischner, Pomeroy, Raybould, Ridinger, Roberts, Robison,
Sali, Schaefer, Sellman, Shepherd, Smith(33), Smith(23), Smylie,
Stevenson, Stone, Tilman, Trail, Wheeler, Wood, Young, Mr. Speaker
NAYS -- None
Absent and excused -- Barrett, Bedke, Higgins
Floor Sponsor - Sali
Title apvd - to Senate
03/05 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Jud
03/11 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/12 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/15 3rd rdg - PASSED - 26-8-1
AYES -- Andreason, Boatright, Branch Brandt, Bunderson, Burtenshaw,
Cameron, Darrington, Deide, Dunklin, Frasure, Goedde, Hill, Ipsen,
King-Barrutia, Little, Marley, Noh, Richardson, Sandy, Schroeder,
Sims, Sorensen, Stegner, Stennett, Thorne
NAYS -- Davis, Hawkins, Ingram, Keough, Lodge, Risch, Wheeler,
Absent and excused -- Geddes
Floor Sponsor - Darrington
Title apvd - to House
To enrol - Rpt enrol - Sp signed
03/18 Pres signed - to Governor
03/19 Governor signed
Session Law Chapter 96
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-sixth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2002
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 500
BY JUDICIARY, RULES AND ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO THE RECORDING OF COURT PROCEEDINGS AND TESTIMONY; AMENDING SECTION
3 1-1103, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE REQUIREMENT OF STENO-
4 GRAPHIC RECORDING FOR DESIGNATED PROCEEDINGS AND TESTIMONY.
5 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
6 SECTION 1. That Section 1-1103, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
7 amended to read as follows:
8 1-1103. RECORDING OF TESTIMONY -- WAIVER. The said reporter shall cor-
9 rectly report all oral proceedings had in said court and the testimony taken
10 in all cases tried before said court, but except the supreme court, by rule,
11 may designate proceedings and testimony in said court that may be recorded by
12 an electronic device in lieu of stenographic means. T the parties may, with the
13 consent of the judge, waive the recording by such reporter of any part of the
14 proceedings or testimony.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This bill amends Section 1-1103, Idaho Code, relating to the
recording of oral proceedings in district court by a district
court stenographic reporter to provide that the Supreme Court
may designate proceedings that may be recorded electronically
in lieu of stenographic means.
Section 1-1103, Idaho Code, requires that a court stenographic
reporter record all district court oral proceedings and testimony.
A long-standing Supreme Court order also requires that district
court proceedings are to be recorded by an electronic recording
system as a backup to the stenographic means of reporting them.
The magistrate division of the district court routinely records
its proceedings and testimony by electronic means.
Section 1-1103 was enacted over 100 years ago when sophisticated
electronic recording equipment was not available. The conference
of administrative judges has recommended that new technology
permits more flexibility in determining the manner of recording
district court proceedings and testimony, and this proposed
amendment will give the Supreme Court latitude to make an effective
use of technology and personnel by matching the needs of the courts
to the skills of court stenographers.
It is anticipated that savings to the general fund will result from
the flexibility this amendment will provide to the court, the
precise amount of which is difficult to estimate.
Representative William Sali
Statement of Purpose/Fiscal Note H 500