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New Jersey Ethics
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New Jersey Board Course# 39-2013.
NCRA PQ-CRCEU-
NJE071613(0.20).

N.J.A.C. 13:43

NEW JERSEY ADMINISTRATIVE CODE

TITLE 13. LAW AND PUBLIC SAFETY
CHAPTER 43. STATE BOARD OF COURT REPORTING

Including all regulations adopted and published through the New Jersey Register, Volume 41, Issue 13, July 6, 2009

In accordance with N.J.S.A. 52:14B-5.1b, Chapter 43, State Board of Court Reporting, expires on May 27, 2014

 

SUBCHAPTER 1. STATE BOARD OF COURT REPORTING; METHODS OF OPERATION

§ 13:43-1.1 State Board of Court Reporting; description

(a) The Board of Court Reporting created in the Division of Consumer Affairs of the Department of Law and Public Safety, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:15B-1 et seq., consists of six members appointed by the Governor, three of whom are certified court reporters, two of whom are appointed by the Governor as public members, and the sixth being a member of the executive branch of government.


(b) The State Board of Court Reporting is charged with the
responsibility to certify court reporters and to discipline persons violating provisions of N.J.S.A. 45:15B-1 et seq., pursuant to the provisions of the Uniform Enforcement Act, N.J.S.A. 45:1-14 et seq.

§ 13:43-1.2 Methods of operation

(a) The State Board of Court Reporting elects, from its number, a chairman and a secretary/treasurer to preside over its activities and to assume those duties normally associated with those offices.


(b) The State Board of Court Reporting meets annually for the purpose of conducting business, and at such other times as are necessary.


(c) All communications, submissions and requests to and all inquiries for information from the Board of Court Reporting should be directed to the Office of the State Board of Court Reporting, Post Office Box 45019, Newark, New Jersey 07101.

§ 13:43-1A.1 Definitions

The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:


"Certified court reporter" or "CCR" means any person who is certified pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 45:15B-1 et seq.


"Certified
realtime court reporter" or "CRCR" means one who possesses a voluntary certification to perform realtime reporting.

"Court reporting" means making, by use of symbols or abbreviations, of a verbatim record of court proceedings, depositions, other judicial proceedings, meetings of boards, agencies, corporations, or other bodies or groups and causing that record to be provided or printed in a readable form or produced on a computer screen in a readable form.


"Realtime reporting" means a computer-aided method of translation performed by a certified realtime court reporter (who must also hold a current New Jersey certificate as a certified court reporter), in order to provide a simultaneous verbatim transcription on a computer screen of any testimony given under oath before any court, referee, board, commission, or other body created by statute of this State.

"Temporary registered reporter" means a non-certified court reporter who has registered with the Board pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:43-2.2.

SUBCHAPTER 2. CERTIFICATION OF COURT REPORTERS; REGISTRATION OF TEMPORARY REGISTERED REPORTERS

§ 13:43-2.1 Eligibility for certification as a certified court reporter

(a) In order to qualify for certification as a certified court reporter, an applicant shall:


1. Be at least 18 years of age;


2. Be of good moral character, as established by references and a criminal history name search, as set forth in (b) below, which shall be requested and performed in accordance with N.J.A.C. 13:59-1;


3. Have obtained a high school diploma or its equivalent
;

4. Have submitted a completed application form to the Board not less than three weeks before the date of the examination required in (a
)6 below;

5. Paid the application fee set forth in N.J.A.C. 13:43-6.1
;

6. Have successfully passed the Board-approved examination for the certification of court reporters; and


7. Have a place for the regular transaction of business within the State of New Jersey.

(b) An applicant for initial certification as a court reporter shall submit to the Board his or her name, address, date of birth and, in conformity with N.J.A.C. 13:59-1.4, social security number for the purpose of conducting a criminal history name search to determine whether any criminal history record information exists that the Board may consider in determining whether the applicant shall be certified in the State. The fee for a criminal history name search shall be paid by the applicant for certification as set forth in N.J.A.C. 13:59-1.3. In addition to its use in evaluating an application for initial certification, the Board may obtain criminal history record information from the Division of State Police for any other purpose authorized by statute or rule.


§ 13:43-2.2 Eligibility for registration as a temporary registered reporter; disclosure forms; penalties

(a) In order to qualify to register as a temporary registered reporter pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:15B-9, an applicant shall:


1. Be at least 18 years of age;


2. Be of good moral character, as established by references and a criminal history name search as set forth in (c) below, which shall be requested and performed in accordance with N.J.A.C. 13:59-1;


3. Have obtained a high school diploma or its equivalent
;

4. Have submitted a completed application form to the Board; and


5. Paid the application fee set forth in N.J.A.C. 13:43-6.1;


(b) In addition to (a) above, the applicant must present proof of one of the following:


1. A certificate of completion from a reporting school program;


2. Proof that the applicant has practiced court reporting in at least three out of the last five years preceding the date of application. Such proof shall consist of one of the following:


i. Submission of an affidavit of employment listing each job held during the three-year period that includes the name, address and telephone number of each employer; or

ii. Complete copies of all business records, such as, but not limited to, caption and appearance sheets and invoices, made for each court reporting assignment completed
;

3. Proof of an active certificate or license from another state; or


4. A certification issued by the National Court Reporters Association under any of the following titles
:

i. Registered Merit Reporter;

ii. Certified Real Time Reporter
;

iii. Certified Broadcast
Captioner; or

iv. Certified Communications Access
Realtime Translation Provider.

(c) An applicant for initial registration as a temporary registered reporter shall submit to the Board his or her name, address, date of birth and, in conformity with N.J.A.C. 13:59-1.4, Social Security number for the purpose of conducting a criminal history name search to determine whether any criminal history record information exists that the Board may consider in determining whether the applicant shall be registered in the State. The fee for a criminal history name search shall be paid by the applicant for registration as set forth in N.J.A.C. 13:59-1.3. In addition to its use in evaluating an application for initial registration, the Board may obtain criminal history record information from the Division of State Police for any other purpose authorized by statute or rule.


(d) A temporary registered reporter who is engaged in court reporting shall disclose to all participants of a proceeding and obtain from those participants, before commencement of the proceeding, a written acknowledgment that the temporary registered reporter is not certified by the Board but is registered with the Board to practice as a court reporter on a temporary basis. The written acknowledgement referred to above shall be in the form prescribed by the Board attached to these rules as chapter Appendix
A and incorporated herein by reference.

(e) A temporary registered reporter who is engaged in court reporting shall abide by the requirements set forth in New Jersey Court Rules, R. 4:14-5. The waiver of the reading and signing of the deposition referred to in R. 4:14-
5, shall be in the form prescribed by the Board, attached to these rules as chapter Appendix B and incorporated herein by reference.

(f) The original of the forms referred to in (d) and (e) above shall be placed with the original transcript. All copies of the transcript shall include a copy of the forms referred to in (d) and (e) above.


(g) The transcript shall not be considered complete if the registrant has not complied with the requirements of (f) above.


(h) The temporary registered reporter shall maintain a lo...