§ 8-8-3.2. Record and appeal of housing matters.
(a) An electronic record shall be made of the proceedings in the trial or hearing of every action in the district court under the provisions of § 8-8-3(a)(4). If ordered by the judge trying or hearing the matter a typewritten transcription of the record shall be made and shall be filed with the papers of the case. The transcript shall be completed and filed within the time allowed by the court. A copy of the transcript shall be delivered forthwith to the attorneys of record and for the typing of the transcript a reasonable fee shall be allowed by the court. In the event the typewritten transcription is used in subsequent proceedings the cost of obtaining the transcript shall be allowed as part of the cost of the case.
(b) Any party aggrieved by a final judgment, decree, or order of the district court under § 8-8-3(a)(4) may, within twenty (20) days after entry of judgment, petition the supreme court of the state of Rhode Island for a writ of certiorari to review any errors involved. The petition for a writ of certiorari shall set forth the errors claimed. Upon the filing of such a petition with the clerk of the supreme court, the supreme court may, if it sees fit, issue its writ of certiorari to the district court to certify to the supreme court the record of the proceedings in the case together with any transcript of the proceedings furnished by the petitioner at his or her expense.
(P.L. 1977, ch. 277, § 2; P.L. 1978, ch. 182, § 1; P.L. 1982, ch. 134, § 1.)