Good evening, VCRA Members,
As you know, our proposed bill for licensure of court reporters in Virginia was heard before the Senate Judiciary Committee and the House Courts of Justice Civil Subcommittee yesterday. Unfortunately, it did not pass from committee in either body.
There was strong opposition to the bill, and even though we have tried to reach out to those opposed to it in order to reach a compromise, even as late as yesterday afternoon, they have shown no desire to work with us on the bill or to have licensure in Virginia.
The board of the Virginia Court Reporters Association will be meeting to discuss how we want to move forward on this issue. If you have any input you would like to give, please let us know. We are here to serve our membership and address your concerns.
We appreciate everyone's help in contacting the members of the Senate and House committees. Even though the bill will not be moving forward this session of the Virginia General Assembly, feel free to continue writing or speaking with your representatives and letting them know your feelings regarding this issue.
As the only established and credible court reporting association in Virginia, we will continue to fight for our profession as the irreplaceable guardians of the record.
VCRA Legislative Committee