§1373. Minute clerks and court reporters
A. (1) The presiding judge of each section of the criminal district court for the parish of Orleans may appoint a minute clerk at an annual salary of forty-eight hundred dollars, and a court reporter at an annual salary of fifty-four hundred dollars; the salaries of the minute clerks and of the court reporters shall be paid by the city of New Orleans.
(2) The minute clerk of the criminal district court for the parish of Orleans, longest in continuous service, shall be ex-officio minute clerk to the court en banc of the criminal district court for the parish of Orleans. The minute clerk shall act as minute clerk whenever the judges of the criminal district court shall sit en banc, and shall prepare and inscribe the minutes of said court in the same manner as he performs his duties as minute clerk of the criminal district court. He shall receive compensation of twenty-five dollars per month payable by the city of New Orleans; the compensation being in addition to the compensation paid him as minute clerk of the criminal district court and shall be paid by the city of New Orleans in like manner as his other compensation.
B. The court reporters shall:
(1) Report in full the testimony taken in all preliminary examinations.
(2) Report in full all cases appealable to the judges of the criminal district court sitting as a court of appeals.
(3) Prepare, make up, and furnish to the clerk of the criminal district court the transcript of the testimony, including bills of exceptions, motions, writs, and all court proceedings, taken in all cases appealed from judgments of the criminal district court to the judges of this court sitting as a court of appeals, and to an appellate court, as may be required by the clerk of the appropriate appellate court. The clerk of the criminal district court shall prepare, make up, and furnish the transcripts of appeals to the supreme court. The court reporter who prepares such transcripts shall be entitled to be compensated for his services, if funds are available, in all cases at the rate of two dollars and fifty cents per thirty-one line page.
(4) Report the proceedings in the trial of all capital cases, and in felony cases where the punishment may be imprisonment at hard labor for term exceeding five years, but only when a written request is made therefor by the attorney for the defense or the district attorney.
(5) Report the proceedings in cases triable by the judge without a jury wherein an appeal may be had to an appellate court, when a written request is made therefor by the attorney for the defense or the district attorney, and in such other proceedings as in the opinion of the court may be important and necessary.
(6) Report the evidence objected to in cases not otherwise required to be reported, whenever an objection shall be made and a bill of exceptions reserved, and to transcribe it in case of appeal.
(7) In all cases of appeal to an appellate court, furnish to the clerk of the criminal district court three certified copies of the testimony taken and of the bills of exception to which the testimony shall have been annexed.
C. Each reporter shall be a court reporter of the criminal district court, and may be assigned during term time by the presiding judge of his section of the criminal district court to any other section as exigencies may require.
D. The salary of the clerk who acts as minute clerk for the judges sitting as a court of appeals shall be the same salary as provided for the minute clerks.
Amended by Acts 1950, No. 225, §1; Acts 1952, No. 451, §1; Acts 1972, No. 638, §1; Acts 1973, No. 151, §1; Acts 1978, No. 776, §1; Acts 1982, No. 665, §1; Acts 1983, No. 76, §1; Acts 2014, No. 364, §1.