§ 798. Probative force of transcripts

All transcripts of evidence or proceedings in a cause or hearing tried in superior court or before an auditor, referee, or commissioner, ordered to be reported by a probate or superior judge, and made by or under the direction of the reporter and duly certified by him or her to be a verbatim transcript of the verbatim stenographic notes of such evidence or proceedings, shall be received as evidence in any action, civil or criminal, if relevant thereto. (Amended 1965, No. 194, § 10, operative Feb. 1, 1967; 1979, No. 181 (Adj. Sess.), § 16; 2009, No. 154 (Adj. Sess.), § 44.)