EXAMINATION OF CASE AND DISCHARGE OR COMMITMENT OF ACCUSED
19-812. Transcript of preliminary examination. In all cases which must afterward be investigated by the grand jury, or prosecuted by information, the preliminary examination must be taken and as ordered by the district court duly transcribed, unless the person charged with the offense shall waive his right to such examination, and the same can not be unreasonably delayed by either party.
A verbatim record of the proceedings and evidence at the preliminary examination before a magistrate shall be maintained either by electrical devices or by stenographic means as the magistrate may direct, but if any party to the action requests stenographic reporting of the proceedings, the reporting shall be done stenographically. The requesting party shall pay the costs of reporting the proceedings.
The opening statements and closing argument of counsel for the parties need not be transcribed and made a part of the transcript unless the transcription of the same is requested in advance by either of such parties.
The transcript of the proceedings and evidence at the preliminary examination shall be certified to as true and correct by the stenographer or by the person designated to transcribe the proceedings from the electrical devices.
[(19-812) R.S., sec. 7576; am. 1905, p. 376; reen. R.C., sec. 7576; compiled and reen. C.L., sec. 7576; C.S., sec. 8754; I.C.A., sec. 19-712; am. 1969, ch. 467, sec. 6, p. 1339; am. 1971, ch. 73, sec. 1, p. 167; am. 1979, ch. 206, sec. 1, p. 589.]