THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

SUPREME COURT OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

O R D E R

 

Pursuant to Part II, Article 73-a of the New Hampshire Constitution and Supreme Court Rule 51(7), the Supreme Court of New Hampshire approves, on a temporary basis, emergency amendments to Superior Court Administrative Rule 1-5 as set forth in Appendix A, Superior Court Administrative Rule 3-7 as set forth in Appendix B, Superior Court Administrative Rule 3-10 as set forth in Appendix C, Superior Court Administrative Rule 12-15 as set forth in Appendix D, and Superior Court Administrative Rule 13-11 as set forth in Appendix E, and adoption of a new Supreme Court Rule 48-C as set forth in Appendix F. These changes shall all be effective immediately.

July 29, 2003

                                                                                        ATTEST: ___________________________

                                                                                                        Eileen Fox, Clerk
                                                                                                        Supreme Court of New Hampshire

APPENDIX A

Amend Superior Court Administrative Rule 1-5 on a temporary basis by deleting said rule and replacing it with the following:

 

1-5.

    
    Clerks of Court shall be reimbursed for mileage at the rate set by the supreme court by administrative order, and shall also be reimbursed for actual expenses.

 

APPENDIX B

Amend Superior Court Administrative Rule 3-7 on a temporary basis by deleting said rule and replacing it with the following:

 

3-7. Fees For Transcripts.

   
     a. Appeals. The transcription rates shall be $2.25 per page for the original and $.75 per page for each copy in appeal transcripts; the cost of the original, and the copies, shall be paid by the appellant, in the first instance, unless otherwise ordered by the Court.

    b. Other Than Appeals. In all other transcripts, the transcription rates shall be as follows:

        (1) When only the original is typed, $2.25 per page.

        (2) When an original and copies are required, the rate shall be $2.25 per page for the original; $.75 per page, per copy, for the first and second copies; $.20 per page, per copy, for all additional copies.

        (3) No charge shall be made for typing orders or decrees of the Court, or reports of Masters or Referees, where they do not exceed three pages in length. In the event they do exceed three typewritten pages, the appropriate County shall be charged at the rate established in (2) above for the entire order, decree or report.

c. Notwithstanding anything in Superior Court Administrative Rule 3-7 and any other rules, administrative orders, letters, and memoranda to the contrary, full-time court stenographers and other full-time judicial branch employees shall not receive any payment for per page transcription of original transcripts, copies of transcripts or judge's orders typed after August 1, 2003.

 

APPENDIX C

Amend Superior Court Administrative Rule 3-10 on a temporary basis by deleting said rule and replacing it with the following:

3-10. Mileage and Expenses.

    
   
Court stenographer will be reimbursed for all actual expenses incurred while on official Court assignments. The reimbursement for mileage shall be at the rate set by the supreme court by administrative order.

 

APPENDIX D

Amend Superior Court Administrative Rule 12-15 on a temporary basis by deleting said rule and replacing it with the following:

 

12-15. Marital Masters not on circuit shall not be entitled to reimbursement for any mileage or meals not associated with an overnight stay on court business. Under this policy meals are reimbursed only if connected with an overnight stay; Marital Masters who have to travel to various courthouses are entitled to have mileage expense reimbursed. The mileage allowance shall be at the rate set by the supreme court by administrative order.

 

APPENDIX E

Amend Superior Court Administrative Rule 13-11 on a temporary basis by deleting said rule and replacing it with the following:

 

13-11. Regular and Special Masters not on circuit shall not be entitled to reimbursement for any mileage or meals not associated with an overnight stay on court business. Under this policy meals are reimbursed only if connected with an overnight stay; Regular and Special Masters who have to travel to various courthouses are entitled to have mileage expense reimbursed. The mileage allowance shall be at the rate set by the supreme court by administrative order.

 

APPENDIX F

Adopt new Supreme Court Rule 48-C on a temporary basis as follows:

RULE 48-C. MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT

Notwithstanding anything in any rule, administrative order, letter, and memorandum to the contrary, whenever any judge, master, or employee of the judicial branch is entitled to reimbursement for mileage, the reimbursement shall be at the rate set by the supreme court by administrative order.