§51-7-8. Transcripts to be furnished indigent persons in juvenile
delinquency and child abuse and neglect proceedings
upon timely request; payment therefor.
In any proceeding held pursuant to article five or six,
chapter forty-nine of this code in which an indigent respondent or
his or her counsel has filed a written request, in the manner
prescribed by the supreme court of appeals, evidencing an intent to
appeal a decision of a circuit court in the proceeding, the court,
upon presentation of a written request, presented within thirty
days after the entry of the order sought to be appealed, shall
authorize and direct the court reporter to furnish a transcript of
the testimony of the proceeding or the part or parts thereof that
have specifically been requested.
The court, after being sufficiently satisfied of the
reasonableness of a voucher or claim submitted for payment of the
cost of preparing the transcript, shall certify the cost to the
state auditor, who shall, in a timely manner, pay the court
reporter's fee from appropriations to the supreme court of appeals.