November 13, 2009
The Alabama Board of Court Reporting met on Friday, November
13, 2009, in Montgomery at the Board office for the purpose
of conducting Board business. Those present were as follows:
Aubrey Ford Jr., Chair; Suzanne Frazier, Vice-Chair; Laura
Nichols, Member; and Sabrina Lewis, Member. Not present were
Bill Dawson, Member; and Kent Garrett, Member. Also present
were Paula Scout McCaleb, Executive Director; Bettie Carmack,
Assistant Attorney General; and Brandy L. Vanorden,
The meeting was called to order at 10:20 a.m. with a quorum
present in the following: Aubrey Ford Jr., Suzanne Frazier,
Sabrina Lewis, and Laura Nichols.
This meeting was advertised on the Secretary of State's web
site and the Board web site, in accordance with the Open
Laura Nichols made a motion to approve the Minutes from
August 14, 2009, as presented. The motion was seconded by
Suzanne Frazier and unanimously approved by the Board.
Suzanne Frazier made a motion to accept the proposed
Calendar as presented for 2010 as follows: February 12,
2010, May 14, 2010, August 13, 2010 and November 12, 2010.
The motion was seconded by Sabrina Lewis and unanimously
passed by the Board.
Sabrina Lewis made a motion to accept the settlement
agreement for Shelly Bishop as presented. The motion was
seconded by Suzanne Frazier and was unanimously approved by
Sabrina Lewis made a motion to adopt proposed legislation
for the 2010 session. The motion was seconded by Suzanne
Frazier and was unanimously approved by the Board.
Laura Nichols made a motion to support the ACRA concerning
the proposed legislation for temporary licensure as long as
it includes the liability issue with the Board as well and
the ACRA will handle all aspects concerning that Bill. The
motion was seconded by Suzanne Frazier and was unanimously
approved by the Board.
The time being 12:15 p.m. and there being no further Board
business, the meeting was adjourned. The Chair announced
that the next meeting of the Board was scheduled for
February 12, 2010.
Aubrey Judge Ford Jr., Chair
Suzanne Frazier, Vice-Chair
Paula McCaleb, Executive Director
Brandy L. Vanorden, Operations Manager, Serving as Recording