SUPREME COURT OF WISCONSIN
In the Matter of the Amendment of
Supreme Court Rules: SCR 71.01 -- ORDER
Required Court Reporting No. 96-17
The court held a public hearing May 6, 1997 on the proposal of the Committee of Chief Judges to repeal and recreate SCR 71.01 to specify that all proceedings in the circuit court must be reported except for proceedings before a court commissioner that may be reviewed de novo, any matter relating to scheduling, settlement conferences and pretrial conferences, and matters preceding the filing of a criminal complaint. The court has considered the presentations at the public hearing and the materials submitted in response to the proposal.
IT IS ORDERED that, effective January 1, 1998, SCR 71.01 is repealed and recreated to read:
SCR 71.01 Reporting. (1) “Reporting” means making a verbatim record.
(2) All proceedings in the circuit court shall be reported, except for the following:
(a) A proceeding before a court commissioner that may be reviewed de novo;
(b) Settlement conferences, pretrial conferences, and matters related to scheduling;
(c) In a criminal proceeding, a matter preceding the filing of a criminal complaint.
(3) The director of state courts shall develop guidelines for the use of alternative means of making a verbatim record and submit them to the supreme court for adoption as rules of judicial administration under SCR chapter 70.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that notice of this amendment of the Supreme Court Rules shall be given by a single publication of a copy of this order in the official state newspaper and in an official publication of the State Bar of Wisconsin.
Dated at Madison, Wisconsin, this 10th day of June, 1997.
BY THE COURT:
Marilyn L. Graves, Clerk