Sponsor thanks governor for vetoing his bill
Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019
* Monday press release…
That’s a pretty unusual press release, so I asked Harmon about his bill’s unintended consequences.
Sen. Harmon said there are three types of court reporters. The old fashioned stenographers and newer reporters who are called verbatum or voice writers who repeat everything into a recording device.
The third category is even newer, and Harmon wasn’t aware of those folks. They make a recording, then send it off to be transcribed. The bill was an agreement between first two types of reporters, but, Harmon said, the final product “worked to the detriment” of the third category. Lots of lawyers had transcripts that couldn’t be used if the bill had been signed.
So, it’s back to the drawing board.