38. (1) The council of a section, by by-law, may:
(a) adopt appropriate measures to ensure the competency and discipline of the court stenographers;
(b) establish, within the limits of the section, a benevolent fund or a general law library;
(c) determine the means of communication through which the members of the council of a section who are not present or physically in attendance at the place where a meeting of the council is being held may express their opinion for the purpose of making a decision, prescribe conditions for the use of such means of communication and, for the purposes of subsection 3 of section 34, determine what constitutes an impediment.
(2) The council of a section, by by-law or resolution, may:
(a) provide for the administration of the organizations enumerated in paragraph b of subsection 1;
(b) determine the duties of the employees of the section and provide for their remuneration;
(c) superannuate the employees of the section and pay them a pension fixed by the council or establish a retirement plan for their benefit in accordance with the Supplemental Pension Plans Act (chapter R-15.1);
(d) appoint committees, determine their powers and fix the remuneration of the members thereof.
(3) The council of a section, by by-law or resolution, may also regulate its internal management and the administration of its property and any matter of general interest.