22-401. Board Governing the Recording of Judicial Proceedings.
A. Creation. In order to supervise the examination, certification and conduct of court reporters and court monitors engaged in reporting judicial proceedings of this state, the Board Governing the Recording of Judicial Proceedings is hereby created.
B. Members. The Board Governing the Recording of Judicial Proceedings shall be composed of eight persons, appointed as follows:
(1) two licensed attorneys in good standing in this state appointed by the Supreme Court;
(2) two members appointed by the Supreme Court who are judges of the Court of Appeals or district court, a staff attorney of the Court of Appeals or a managing court reporter of the district court; provided at least one member of the board shall be a Court of Appeals or district court judge;
(3) three members appointed by the New Mexico Supreme Court who are licensed New Mexico certified court reporters, one of whom is an official reporter employed by the courts and one of whom may be appointed upon recommendation of the New Mexico Court Reporters Association; and
(4) one member who is a certified court monitor employed by the courts appointed by the Supreme Court; and
(5) one or more former chairpersons of the board appointed by the Supreme Court who shall be non-voting members.
All candidates for appointment shall have demonstrated an interest in the board and shall have conducted themselves in a manner consistent with the ethical standards established by their profession.
C. Terms; appointments. The members of the board shall hold office for staggered terms of three (3) years to expire on December 31 of the calendar year for a maximum of two consecutive terms. Vacancies occurring on the board shall be filled in the same manner as other appointments to the board. An appointee to fill a vacancy shall serve during the unexpired portion of the term of the member replaced and such appointment shall constitute an appointment to the subsequent three (3) year term.
If any board member does not participate in three consecutive meetings, that member may be deemed to have resigned from the board. The resignation shall be reported to the Supreme Court by the board.
D. Officers. At the first meeting of the calendar year, the board may elect one of its members as chair and one member as vice chair. A majority of the board shall constitute a quorum.
E. Compensation. The board members shall receive no compensation other than per diem and mileage at the rate set forth in the Per Diem and Mileage Act.
F. Records of the board. The administrator for the board shall keep a record of its meetings and all official action taken by the board. In addition, the board shall maintain a register of all applicants for certification.
G. Staff. The board shall provide for necessary staff and legal counsel.
[As amended, effective April 1, 1989; December 1, 1993; March 15, 1995; January 1, 1996; February 16, 2004.]