(a) Arrangement for Court Reporter and Costs. In cases in which a court reporter is required, on the division’s initiative, at the request of a party, or when required by SOAH rules or the ALJ of a case, the division will arrange for a court reporter. The Petitioner is responsible for all associated costs including the costs of the court reporter at the hearing and the costs associated with preparation of a verbatim record if one is required. In cases in which more than one party is seeking affirmative relief, the costs will be assessed equally. Nothing in this section precludes the parties from entering into their own agreement regarding arrangements for a court reporter or allocation of associated costs.
(b) Recording by a Party. A party electing to use a means of making a record that is in addition to the means specified in SOAH’s rules or by the ALJ is responsible for all associated costs. If a verbatim record is made, the party shall provide the division and SOAH with a copy of the audiotape or videotape free of charge. If a transcript is made, the party shall provide the division with the original of the transcript free of charge.
The provisions of this §148.13 adopted to be effective June 9, 2005, 30 TexReg 3237; amended to be effective July 27, 2014, 39 TexReg 5608.