A California bill would allow people who pass a national court reporters examination to work as a court reporter in California, without passing the state’s test.
Senate Bill 662 was amended March 20 to grant provisional court reporting certificates to people who pass the Registered Professional Reporter Examination conducted by the National Court Reporter Association. The certificate would expire after three years.
Sen. Susan Rubio (D-West Covina) wrote the bill. She has not yet replied to our request for comment. The California Court Reporter Association did not respond to a request for comment.
“The lack of a verbatim record of court proceedings may result in attorneys declining to