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                                    THIRD READING


          Bill No:  ACR 20
          Author:   Mark Stone (D), et al.
          Amended:  2/19/15 in Assembly 
          Vote:     21  

          ASSEMBLY FLOOR:  Read and adopted, 2/19/15

           SUBJECT:   California Court Reporting and Captioning Week


          SOURCE:    California Court Reporters Association
                     Deposition Reporters Association of California


          DIGEST:  This resolution proclaims the week of February 15,  
          2015, through February 21, 2015, as California Court Reporting  
          and Captioning Week in California.


          ANALYSIS:   This resolution makes the following legislative  
          findings: 


        1. Court reporters and captioners are responsible for keeping a  
             complete, accurate, secure, and unbiased record of courtroom  
             proceedings and other legal matters, including civil  
             depositions.

        2. Court reporters and captioners are responsible for the closed  
             captioning seen scrolling across television screens, at  
             sporting stadiums, and in other community and educational  
             settings, bringing information to millions of deaf and  
             hard-of-hearing Americans every day.

        3. There are approximately 8,500 Californians working as court  








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             reports and captioners translating spoken word into text and  
             preserving our history.


          This resolution proclaims the week of February 15, 2015, through  
          February 21, 2015, as California Court Reporting and Captioning  
          Week in California.


          FISCAL EFFECT:   Appropriation:    No          Fiscal  
          Com.:NoLocal:    No


          SUPPORT:   (Verified3/2/15)


          California Court Reporters Association (co-source)
          Deposition Reporters Association of California (co-source)
          California Official Court Reporters Association


          ARGUMENTS IN SUPPORT:     The California Court Reporters  
          Association writes, "This resolution, modeled after a national  
          effort led by the National Court Reporters Association, honors  
          the professions of court reporting and captioning by bringing  
          statewide awareness to the impact court reporters and captioners  
          have had on capturing California's history."


          The Deposition Reporters Association of California states, "ACR  
          20 (Stone) honors a profession that is essential to the  
          efficacious administration of justice, does not garner the  
          respect it deserves, and pays homage to working women and  
          women-owned small businesses."



          Prepared by:Melissa Ward / SFA / (916) 651-1520
          3/4/15 15:44:33


                            SUPPORT/OPPOSITION: SEE ABOVE








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