Juvenile and domestic relations district court; recording courtroom proceedings. (HB1426)

Introduced By

Del. Morgan Griffith (R-Salem)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Recording courtroom proceedings; juvenile and domestic relations district court. Provides that proceedings in juvenile and domestic relations district courts may be recorded verbatim by a court reporter or by mechanical or electronic devices. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/14/2008Presented and ordered printed 088702520
01/14/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/18/2008Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/01/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2008Read first time
02/06/2008Read second time
02/06/2008Committee amendment agreed to
02/06/2008Engrossed by House as amended HB1426E
02/06/2008Printed as engrossed 088702520-E
02/07/2008Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/07/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2008Communicated to Senate
02/08/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/13/2008Continued to 2009 in Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
12/05/2008Left in Courts of Justice


Marsha Maines writes:

It's already "legal" to hire a court reporter for yourself for your own protection in a JDR 'court'..the issue is - THE COURT NEEDS TO BE A "COURT OF RECORD" & and THE COURT should have a Court Reporter presence REQUIREMENT...
anybody can get a court reporter...duh.