Court Reporting, Board of; created. (SB216)

Introduced By

Sen. Fred Quayle (R-Suffolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Court reporters; penalty. Creates the Virginia Board of Court Reporting to regulate the profession of court reporting. The bill defines "court reporting" as the making of a verbatim recording by means of (i) manual shorthand, (ii) machine shorthand, (iii) stenomask, or (iv) voice writer reporting of any testimony given under oath before, or for submission to, any court examiner, board, commission, or other body created by statute or by the Constitution of Virginia or in any other proceeding where a verbatim record is required. Excluded from the definition are court clerks and employees of a district or circuit court or judge who reports judicial proceedings. Under the bill, after January 1, 2007, any person who engages in court reporting for remuneration without a license shall be guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor. The bill includes a provision requiring the Board to enact emergency regulations. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 064307800
01/10/2006Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/25/2006Reported from General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
01/27/2006VOTE: (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2006Read second time and engrossed
01/31/2006Passed by for the day
02/01/2006Passed by for the day
02/02/2006Passed by for the day
02/03/2006Passed by for the day
02/06/2006Passed by for the day
02/07/2006Passed by for the day
02/08/2006Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/08/2006Reading of amendment waived
02/08/2006Amendment by Senator Quayle agreed to
02/08/2006Engrossed by Senate as amended SB216E
02/08/2006Printed as engrossed 064307800-E
02/08/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/08/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2006Passed Senate (38-Y 2-N)
02/08/2006VOTE: (38-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2006Communicated to House
02/14/2006Placed on Calendar
02/14/2006Read first time
02/14/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/2006Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
03/01/2006Continued to 2007 in Courts of Justice