(a) If the party requesting a court reporter's record in an appeal of a suit has filed an affidavit stating the party's inability to pay costs as provided by Rule 20, Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure, and the affidavit is approved by the trial court, the trial court may order the county in which the trial was held to pay the costs of preparing the court reporter's record . (b) Nothing in this section shall be construed to permit an official court reporter to be paid more than once for the preparation of the court reporter's record .
Amended by Acts 2017, Texas Acts of the 85th Leg. - Regular Session, ch. 421,Sec. 7, eff. 9/1/2017.
Amended By Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1420, Sec. 5.0025, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.
Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 472, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995
Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 20, Sec. 1, eff. April 20, 1995.