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Rule 2. Duties of Board

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 12. Civil Procedure

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 12. Civil Procedure (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 15.--Appendix 1-a. Rules Creating and Controlling the State Board of Examiners of Official Shorthand Reporters (Refs & Annos)
T. 12, Ch. 15, App. 1-A, Rule 2
Rule 2. Duties of Board
The Board shall have the following duties:
a. Conduct preliminary investigations to determine the qualifications of applicants seeking to attain the status of certified shorthand reporters;
b. Conduct at least once a year, at a place and time to be published by ample notice given to all interested parties, an examination of those persons who seek to attain the status of certified shorthand reporters. The Board may also give examinations for a certificate of proficiency and for a certificate of merit;
c. Recommend to the Supreme Court for official enrollment as certified court reporters those persons who, on their examination, have established the requisite proficiency in taking testimony and proceedings and in preparing accurate transcripts thereof;
d. Conduct proceedings, on reasonable notice, the object of which is to recommend to the Supreme Court the suspension, cancellation, revocation or reinstatement of the enrollment of a certified or licensed court reporter or of the status of any acting court reporter, regular or temporary, on the following grounds:
1. conviction of a felony or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude;
2. misrepresentation in obtaining enrollment;
3. any violation of, or noncompliance with any rule or directive of the Supreme Court;
4. fraud, gross incompetence or neglect;
5. any other violation of duties; or
6. nonpayment of renewal dues.
In all hearings or investigations on revocation, cancellation or suspension of enrollment, each Board member shall be empowered to administer oaths and affirmations, subpoena witnesses and take evidence anywhere in the state, after giving reasonable notice to the party whose status is sought to be affected.
e. Adopt, with the approval of the Chief Justice, examination standards and rules governing enrollment, discipline, suspension, cancellation and revocation proceedings and any other matter within the Board's cognizance.
f. Keep a current roll of certified court reporters and a file on all disciplined court reporters, official or unofficial, regular or temporary.


Adopted effective February 10, 1992.
Shorthand Reporters Rule 2, 12 O. S. A. Ch. 15, App. 1-A, OK ST RPTR BD CONTROL Rule 2
Current with amendments received through May 15, 2024. Some rules may be more current, see credits for details.
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