REPORT TITLE:
Court Reporter; Incentives


DESCRIPTION:
Prohibits private court reporters from giving gifts to their
clients.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                        
THE SENATE                              S.B. NO.           2368
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2000                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT

RELATING TO GIFT GIVING BY COURT REPORTERS.



BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 1      SECTION 1.  Chapter 606, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended
 
 2 by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to
 
 3 read as follows:
 
 4      "606-    Private court reporters; gifts or incentives.  (a)
 
 5 No private court reporter or entity providing the services of a
 
 6 private court reporter may offer any gift, incentive, prize, or
 
 7 award, including, but not limited to, cash, trips, gift
 
 8 certificates, stuffed animals, movie tickets, or airline tickets
 
 9 or coupons to any client, attorney, a party to a legal action, or
 
10 a party having a financial interest in a legal action, or an
 
11 employee thereof.
 
12      (b)  Fines for the violation of this section shall be $500
 
13 for the first offense, $1,000 for the second offense, and not
 
14 less than $1,500 and not more than $2,000 for any subsequent
 
15 offense."
 
16      SECTION 2.  New statutory material is underscored.
 
17      SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
 
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19                           INTRODUCED BY: ________________________