TITLE 8
Courts and Civil Procedure–Courts

CHAPTER 8-5
Court Secretaries, Court Reporters, and Electronic Court Reporters

SECTION 8-5-6


§ 8-5-6 Appointing court reporter and electronic court reporter for grand jury proceedings.

Whenever the attorney-general shall make request in writing to the presiding justice of the superior court, he or she shall designate a court reporter or electronic court reporter or similar recording personnel to attend such sittings of any grand jury as the attorney-general may designate and to report stenographically in the case of the court reporter or electronically in the case of an electronic court reporter or similar recording personnel the testimony given before the grand jury, and it shall be lawful for the court reporter or electronic court reporter or similar recording personnel to attend such sittings for such purpose; provided, that the court reporter or electronic court reporter or similar recording personnel shall not be present during the deliberations of the grand jury or other proceedings, except during the taking of testimony. The court reporter or electronic court reporter or similar recording personnel shall, in all cases, before entering upon such duties, be first sworn by the clerk of the court to secrecy. He or she shall transcribe such testimony as the attorney-general may direct, and all such transcripts or recordings shall be delivered forthwith to the attorney-general.

History of Section.
(C.P.A. 1905, § 70; P.L. 1907, ch. 1420, § 1; G.L. 1909, ch. 278, § 2; P.L. 1913, ch. 907, § 1; P.L. 1922, ch. 2162, § 1; G.L. 1923, ch. 328, § 3; P.L. 1929, ch. 1401, § 1; P.L. 1930, ch. 1541, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 503, § 3; P.L. 1946, ch. 1668, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 8-5-6; P.L. 1972, ch. 169, § 2; P.L. 1990, ch. 206, § 2.)