New York Judiciary Law
Stenographers Must Furnish Copies of Proceedings
1. Every stenographer in a court of record must, upon request, furnish, with all reasonable diligence, to the defendant in a criminal case, or a party, or his attorney in a civil cause, a copy, written out at length from his stenographic notes, of the testimony and proceedings, or a part thereof, upon the trial or hearing, upon payment, by the person requiring the same, of the fees allowed by law.
2. Except as provided in subdivision three of this section, in any civil or criminal case, if the district attorney, the attorney general or the judge presiding at the trial, or any appellate court or judge thereof, requires such a copy, the stenographer is entitled to his fees therefor; but he must furnish it, upon receiving a certificate of the sum to which he is entitled. The amount thereof must be paid by the treasurer of the county or city, as the case may be, where the trial or hearing is held, upon the certificate of the district attorney, attorney general, the judge presiding at the trial or hearing, or the appellate court or judge thereof, from the court fund, or the fund from which jurors are paid, or from any other available fund.
3. In any civil case when a transcript may be necessary, if the attorney general requires such a copy, the cost of such copy shall be paid out of funds appropriated to the department of law for that purpose.