140.4. The committee shall, by regulation,
(1) establish the rules and the terms and conditions related to the training, skill and knowledge evaluation, accreditation and discipline of stenographers;
(2) fix the amount of the fee payable by candidates for the examinations they must take and the amount of the annual assessment that practising stenographers must pay to the Barreau du Québec, determine the portion of the assessment that is to be allocated to training, establish the terms and conditions of payment of the fee and assessment, fix the time within which the fee and assessment must be paid and the consequences of non-payment;
(3) determine the committee’s rules of operation.
The adoption of a regulation by the committee requires a quorum of at least three members. Each regulation requires a majority vote of the members present. However, that majority must include the vote of at least one of the advocates designated pursuant to subparagraph 1 of the first paragraph of section 140.2 and the vote of at least one of the stenographers designated pursuant to subparagraph 2 of the same paragraph.
The regulations shall be transmitted by the committee to the Office des professions, which shall submit its opinion to the Minister of Justice; the regulations shall be submitted to the Government, which, on the recommendation of the Minister, may approve them with or without amendments.
If the committee fails to make the regulations referred to in the first paragraph within the time fixed by the Minister of Justice, the Government shall make the regulations in the committee’s place and stead.