Tex. Gov't Code Section 154.106
Firm Registration


A shorthand reporting firm or an affiliate office may not assume or use the title or designation “court recording firm,” “court reporting firm,” or “shorthand reporting firm” or any abbreviation, title, designation, words, letters, sign, card, or device tending to indicate that the firm is a court reporting firm or shorthand reporting firm, or offer services as a court reporting firm or shorthand reporting firm, unless the firm and its affiliate offices are registered with the commission on a form prescribed by the commission as required by this subchapter.


The commission may enforce this section against a firm, its affiliate office, or both, if the firm or affiliate office is not registered with the commission, by seeking an injunction or by filing a complaint in the district court of the county in which the firm or affiliate office is located or in Travis County. An action for an injunction is in addition to any other action, proceeding, or remedy authorized by law. The attorney general, a county or district attorney of this state, or counsel designated and empowered by the commission shall represent the commission.
Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 29, Sec. 10, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.
Transferred, redesignated and amended from Government Code, Subchapter C, Chapter 52 (Court Reporters and Shorthand Reporting Firms) by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 42 (S.B. 966), Sec. 1.04, eff. September 1, 2014.
Redesignated from Government Code, Subtitle K, Title 2 by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1236 (S.B. 1296), Sec. 21.001 (Inherent Power and Duty of Courts)(21), eff. September 1, 2015.
Amended by:
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 516 (S.B. 43), Sec. 19, eff. September 1, 2017.

Source: Section 154.106 — Firm Registration, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/GV/htm/GV.­154.­htm#154.­106 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

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