Section 12-22-196

Entry of findings on minutes of court.

If the trial judge is satisfied that the defendant or petitioner is without sufficient funds, and has no reasonable way to procure the same, necessary for the payment of court reporters' fees or the clerks' fees, he shall cause said finding to be entered on the minutes of the court. If the trial judge finds to the contrary, he shall also cause said findings to be entered on the minutes of the court, stating his reasons therefor. If the trial judge finds that the defendant or petitioner is unable to pay all of the court reporter's fees or all of the clerk's fees but is able to pay a part, he shall cause to be entered upon the minutes of the court such finding and shall state his reasons therefor and state the amount in money that the defendant or petitioner can reasonably pay.

(Acts 1961, Ex. Sess., No. 62, p. 1930, §6; Acts 1963, No. 525, p. 1129, §6.)