Tex. Gov't Code Section 154.115
Prohibited Contracts


A court reporter or shorthand reporting firm may not enter into or provide services under any contractual agreement, written or oral, exclusive or nonexclusive, that:


undermines the impartiality of the court reporter;


requires a court reporter to relinquish control of an original deposition transcript and copies of the transcript before it is certified and delivered to the custodial attorney;


requires a court reporter to provide any service not made available to all parties to an action;


gives or appears to give an exclusive advantage to any party; or


restricts an attorney’s choice in the selection of a court reporter or shorthand reporting firm.


Subsections (a)(2) and (3) do not apply to a contract for court reporting services for a court, agency, or instrumentality of the United States or this state.
Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 729, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.
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 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 606 (S.B. 891), Sec. 7.18, eff. September 1, 2019.

Source: Section 154.115 — Prohibited Contracts, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/GV/htm/GV.­154.­htm#154.­115 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

§ 154.115’s source at texas​.gov