A. The board shall collect fees from each applicant for a certificate as hereinafter provided. The board shall have power to require a reinstatement fee for suspended or revoked delinquent certificates, a reciprocal fee for certification without examination, and an annual renewal fee for all certificates and to collect therefor a fee of such amount as may be fixed by the board according to the following schedule:

(1) The fee for reinstatement of a suspended or revoked certificate shall not exceed twenty-five dollars for a certificate delinquent for a period of up to one year, one hundred dollars for a certificate delinquent for a period of up to two years, or two hundred dollars for a certificate delinquent for a period of two or more years and shall be in addition to the payment of all delinquent renewal fees.

(2) The fee for issuance of a reciprocal certificate without examination shall not exceed one hundred twenty-five dollars.

(3) The fee for annual renewal of a certificate shall not exceed one hundred twenty-five dollars.

B. The regular examination fee shall be fixed by the board. If the board should find an applicant ineligible for examination, it shall refund eighty percent of the fee paid by said applicant. In no other event shall any refund be made.

C. Any fees fixed by the board shall be subject to legislative oversight review pursuant to the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act.

D. The failure, neglect, or refusal of any regularly certified shorthand or general reporter registered under this Chapter to pay in advance the annual renewal fee shall result in the suspension of the reporter’s right to the benefits under the Chapter, which suspension shall not be terminated until all delinquent fees have been paid.

Acts 1970, No. 456, §1; Acts 1983, No. 612, §1; Acts 1986, No. 365, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1987; Acts 1990, No. 940, §1, eff. July 25, 1990; Acts 1997, No. 816, §1.

{{NOTE: SEE ACTS 1986, NO. 365, §4.}}