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      SRULE 3.9     

  

Rule 3.9. Duties of Sergeant at Arms

The Sergeant at Arms shall exercise the following duties:

A. Be in attendance in the Senate Chamber while the Senate is in session.

B. Maintain order in the Senate Chamber and in the committee rooms and offices of the Senate and of its officers and employees.

C. During any session of the Senate, prohibit any lounging or loafing in the Senate Chamber and keep the railing clear of all persons. Persistent failure by any Assistant Sergeant at Arms to perform this duty shall be cause for dismissal by the President.

D. Remain on duty, or assign one or more assistants to remain on duty, in the Senate Chamber during recess of the Senate and keep unauthorized persons from the desks of the members.

E. Sign for messages and telegrams of absent members and be responsible for their prompt delivery.

F. Attend, or cause an Assistant Sergeant at Arms to attend, each committee meeting during sessions of the Legislature, and such meetings between sessions as directed by the President, for the purpose of assisting the chairman in any manner that will aid the work of the committee.

G. Under the direction of the President, or the Secretary if designated by the President, oversee the physical arrangement of the Senate Chamber, the committee rooms, and offices of the Senate and of its officers, and maintain security therein.

H. Under the direction of the President, or the Secretary if designated by the President, be responsible for the carrying out of the duties of all Assistant Sergeants at Arms.

I. Execute all process issued by authority of the Senate as he is directed to execute by the President.

J. Carry out all commands and directions of the Senate or the President.



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