A. There is hereby created a Board of Examiners of Certified Shorthand Reporters within the office of the governor for the purpose of encouraging proficiency in the practice of shorthand reporting as a profession, promoting efficiency in court and general reporting, and extending to the courts and to the public the protection afforded by a standardized profession by establishing a standard of competency for those persons engaged in it.
B.(1) The board shall be comprised as follows:
(a) Four members shall be appointed by the Supreme Court of Louisiana. One of the members shall be a judge, and three of the members shall be certified shorthand reporters.
(b) Three members shall be appointed by the governor, subject to confirmation by the Senate. Each member shall be a certified shorthand reporter.
(c) One member shall be appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives. The member shall be an attorney.
(d) One member shall be appointed by the president of the Senate. The member shall be an attorney.
(2) A vacancy on the board shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment.
C. Each member of the board shall receive a per diem at the rate of seventy-five dollars for each day in actual attendance at a regular or special meeting. However, no member shall receive per diem for more than twelve special meetings actually attended per year. Members shall also be allowed necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties as members of the board.
Added by Acts 1970, No. 456, §1. Amended by Acts 1975, No. 110, §1; Acts 1983, No. 612, §1; Acts 1986, No. 365, §§1, 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1987; Acts 1992, No. 840, §1; Acts 2001, No. 8, §12, eff. July 1, 2001; Acts 2004, No. 354, §1; Acts 2009, No. 438, §17(A).
NOTE: See Acts 1986, No. 365, §4.