SENATE BILL No. 33

 

 

January 25, 2005, Introduced by Senator SWITALSKI and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

     A bill to amend 1961 PA 236, entitled

 

"Revised judicature act of 1961,"

 

by amending section 2543 (MCL 600.2543), as amended by 2004 PA 328.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 2543. (1)  The circuit  Circuit court reporters or

 

recorders are entitled to  demand and  receive $3.00 per page for  

 

a  an original transcript  ordered by any person the sum of $1.75

 

per original page  and  30  50 cents per page for each copy of the

 

transcript, unless a lower rate is agreed upon. For a transcript

 

ordered by the circuit judge, reporters or recorders are entitled

 

to receive the same compensation from the county.  the same

 

compensation. The supreme court, by administrative order or court

 

rule, may authorize the payment to circuit court reporters or

 


recorders the sum of $3.00 per original page and 50 cents per page

 

for each copy for transcripts ordered and timely filed as part of a

 

program of differentiated case management for appeals of civil

 

cases in which the circuit court either grants or denies summary

 

disposition. If a transcript ordered under a program of

 

differentiated case management is not timely filed, the circuit

 

court reporter or recorder is not entitled to receive the increased

 

rate for that transcript.

 

     (2)  Only if the  If a transcript is  desired  requested for

 

the purpose of moving for a new trial or preparing a record for

 

appeal  shall  to the court of appeals or supreme court, the party

 

who prevails on the motion or in the appeal may recover the amount

 

of reporters' or recorders' fees paid for the transcript  be

 

recovered  as  a part of the  taxable costs.  of the prevailing

 

party in the motion, in the court of appeals or the supreme court.