(705 ILCS 70/8) (from Ch. 37, par. 658)
    Sec. 8. Salaries.
    (a) The salaries of all court reporters shall be paid by the State. Full-time court reporters shall be paid not less than $6,000 nor more than $29,500 per year through June 30, 1984. Beginning July 1, 1984, full-time court reporters shall be paid not less than $6,000 nor more than $31,250 annually. Beginning July 1, 1985, full-time court reporters shall be paid not less than $6,000 nor more than $33,250 annually. Beginning July 1, 1986, full-time court reporters shall be paid not less than $6,000 nor more than $35,250 annually. Beginning July 1, 1987, full-time court reporters shall be paid not less than $6,000 nor more than $37,250 annually. Part-time court reporters shall be paid not less than $12 nor more than $60 per half-day. The salary of each individual court reporter shall be computed from a schedule adopted by the employer representative. The salary schedule shall reflect the following relevant factors: (1) proficiency rating; (2) experience; (3) population of the area to which a reporter is normally assigned; (3-1) court reporters shall receive the same annual percentage salary increase as provided to other State-paid non-judicial employees of the Judicial Branch with equivalent salaries, except that notwithstanding any other provision of law, salaries of full time court reporters shall be increased by at least a percentage increase equivalent to that of the "Employment Cost Index, Wages and Salaries, by Occupation and Industry Groups, State and Local Government Workers Public Administration", as published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor for the calendar year immediately preceding the year of the respective July 1st increase date. The increase shall be added to the then current annual salary and the adjusted salary so determined shall be the annual salary beginning July 1 of the increase year until July 1 of the next year; (4) other factors considered relevant by the Director.
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    (c) A court reporter who has previously passed, or who hereafter passes, Part A or Part B of a proficiency test prepared and administered by the employer representative shall be credited with an "A" or "B" proficiency rating, as appropriate.
    (d) A court reporter who has been credited with an "A" proficiency rating, without examination, as provided in Section 7 of this Act, shall receive a salary of $10,000 per annum. Any increase in the maximum salary payable to reporters shall not result in any increase for such reporter unless and until he has passed the proficiency test.
    (e) The salaries of all official court reporters employed by the State shall be paid monthly, from moneys appropriated to the Comptroller for that purpose, on the voucher of the chief judge of the circuit employing the court reporters. The Comptroller may require all salary claims by part-time reporters to be substantiated by certificates signed by the reporter and approved by the chief judge of the circuit.
    (f) The salaries of time share court reporter positions may be apportioned in the manner provided in Section 3 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-98, eff. 7-1-05.)