Gov't Code Section 154.105
(a)On certification under Section 154.101 (Certification of Reporters) or as a provisional court reporter, a shorthand reporter may use the title “Certified Shorthand Reporter” or the abbreviation “CSR.”
(b)A certified shorthand reporter may administer oaths to witnesses without being at the same location as the witness.
(c)The identity of a witness who is not in the physical presence of a certified shorthand reporter may be proven by:
(1)a statement under oath on the record by a party to the case stating that the party has actual knowledge of the witness’s identity;
(2)a statement on the record by an attorney for a party to the case, or an attorney for the witness, verifying the witness’s identity;
(3)a statement on the record by a notary who is in the presence of the witness verifying the witness’s identity; or
(4)the witness’s presentation for inspection by the court reporter of an official document issued by this state, another state, a federal agency, or another jurisdiction that verifies the witness’s identity.
(e)Repealed by Acts 2023, 88th Leg., R.S., Ch. 861 (H.B. 3474), Sec. 9.010, eff. September 1, 2023.
Section 154.105 — Title; Oaths,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/GV/htm/GV.154.htm#154.105 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).