22-402. Powers and duties of the board.
A. Procedural rules. The Board Governing the Recording of Judicial Proceedings shall have the authority, under the supervision of the New Mexico Supreme Court, to make and promulgate reasonable rules and regulations governing the practice of court reporting and court monitoring within New Mexico.
B. Powers. The board shall arrange to:
(1) coordinate appropriate examinations for all applicants for certification as a New Mexico certified court reporter or court monitor to ensure that the applicants have reasonable proficiency in making verbatim records of judicial or related proceedings and in operating audio equipment;
(2) promulgate reasonable rules and regulations for the testing and licensing of New Mexico certified court reporters and court monitors;
(3) issue advisory opinions to clarify the rights and obligations of court reporters and court monitors under these rules, and any additional standards adopted by the Supreme Court;
(4) make recommendations to the Supreme Court relating to the adoption of any additional standards or ethics governing the conduct of New Mexico certified court reporters and court monitors other than those specified within these rules;
(5) recommend to the Supreme Court necessary rules and regulations with respect to the discipline, fine, censure, suspension, revocation, denial or withholding renewal of certification of New Mexico certified court reporters and court monitors;
(6) issue standards and procedures for investigating complaints;
(7) administer a continuing education program for certified court reporters;
(8) take appropriate action, subject to review by the Supreme Court, for the discipline, fine, censure, suspension, revocation, denial or withholding renewal of certification of certified court reporters and court monitors. Board hearings shall be held in accordance with rules and regulations approved by the New Mexico Supreme Court; and
(9) have the power to subpoena witnesses. Witnesses may be summoned by subpoena issued by the board chair upon request of the board, the court reporter or the court monitor who is the subject of a proposed disciplinary proceeding. Witnesses appearing before the board must be examined under oath or affirmation. Testimony may be taken by deposition. A record must be made of the proceedings.
[As amended, effective February 15, 1986; September 1, 1988; April 1, 1989; January 1, 1996; February 16, 2004.]