August 15, 2008
The Alabama Board of Court Reporting met on
Friday, August 15, 2008, in order to conduct regular Board
Business. Those present were as follows: Judge Aubrey Ford,
Chair; Joseph Fawal, Member; Shannon Ball, Member; Deanna
Johnson, Member; and Laura Nichols, Member. Suzanne Frazier,
Vice-Chair; and Sydney Frazier, Member; were not present.
Also present were Paula Scout McCaleb, Executive Director;
Bettie Carmack, Assistant Attorney General; and Brandy L.
Vanorden, Licensing Agent and serving as Recording
The meeting was called to order at 10:09
a.m. with a quorum present.
The meeting was advertised on the Secretary
of State’s Web site and the Board Web site, in accordance
with the Open Meetings Act.
Joseph Fawal made a motion to approve the
Minutes from the Feburary15, 2008, Board Meeting, as
presented. The motion was seconded by Deanna Johnson and
unanimously approved by the Board.
A motion was made by Deanna Johnson to
release an Invitation to Bid for Investigative Services with
the bid specifications presented. The motion was seconded by
Shannon Ball and passed unanimously by the Board.
Joe Fawal made a motion for the Board to
abandon providing a state licensing exam after the already
advertised examinations in August and November of 2008, and
after that to only accept the national examination provided
by NCRA or NVRA and to amend the Rules and Regulations as
Applicants for licensure, must provide
documentation of having passed the NCRA registered
Professional Reporter (RPR) Examination and
pass an Alabama Skills Examination or provide
documentation of having passed the NCRA Registered
Professional Reporter Examination or NVRA CRA Examination.
The preparation, administration, and grading of the
examination shall be conducted by ACRA under the supervision
of the Board.
(1) Examinations shall be given at least
twice each calendar year.
(2) Notice of Examination dates shall be
published on the Board Web Site at least 120 days
prior to the date set for the examination.
(3) Applications for Examination must be
filed with the board at least 30 days prior to the
(4) Exam Results shall be mailed to the
applicant by certified mail to the applicant’s
address of record."
257-X-7 Appendices I
License Fee $100
Application Fee $ 50
Renewal Fee $100
Late Renewal Fee 20% of License Fee each
Temporary License Renewal Fee $ 50
Re-Instatement Fee $300
Examination Fee $ 75"
The motion was seconded by Laura Nichols and
passed unanimously by the Board.
A motion was made by Laura Nichols to have
Teri Gaudet be the grader for the final exams the Board will
hold in August and November of 2008 for a cost of $10 per
test. The motion was seconded by Shannon Ball and passed
unanimously by the Board.
The time being 11:36 a.m. and there being no
further Board business, the meeting was adjourned. The
Chairman announced that the next meeting of the Board was
scheduled for November 15, 2008.
Judge Aubrey Ford, Chair
Suzanne Frazier, Vice-Chair
Paula McCaleb, Executive Director
Brandy VanOrden, Licensing Agent and serving as Recording