Officers of the Legislative Assembly

Officers of the Legislative Assembly

Clerk of the House

Members are supported in their parliamentary functions by the Clerks at the Table. The Clerk of the House, the chief permanent officer of the Legislative Assembly who reports to the Speaker. In addition to procedural responsibilities, the Clerk is also responsible for the overall direction and administration of the Legislative Assembly.

Procedural Responsibilities

The Clerk provides non-partisan procedural advice to the Speaker and all Members of the House and may be consulted at any time regarding procedural and House matters. The Clerk also administers the Oath of Allegiance to duly elected Members and presides over the election of the Speaker.

The Office of the Clerk maintains the records of all parliamentary proceedings, and oversees the preparation of the Orders of the Day and Votes and Proceedings as well as the Journals of the House. The Office also assists with protocol arrangements for legislative functions and ceremonies, and parliamentary visits.

Administrative Responsibilities

The Clerk is responsible for management and administrative services within the Assembly and serves as Clerk to the Legislative Assembly Management Committee (LAMC). In this capacity, the Office of the Clerk is responsible for arranging LAMC meetings, preparing and distributing agendas and supporting materials, and preparing and distributing minutes.

The current Clerk of the House is Craig James. The Deputy Clerk is Kate Ryan-Lloyd.
 

Sergeant-at-Arms

The Sergeant-at-Arms is a permanent officer of the House, responsible for the security of the Parliament Buildings and legislative grounds to ensure the House, its committees, and Members are able to conduct their business without disturbance or interruption. The Office provides Chamber services, as well as protective and facility maintenance services.

Chamber Services

The Sergeant-at-Arms has a ceremonial role, which includes carrying the mace into and out of the Chamber during daily sittings, and the black rod when accompanying the Lieutenant Governor.

Related functions of the Office of the Sergeant-at-Arms include custody of the Chamber and its furnishings, custody of bills prior to introduction, the distribution of legislative documents, and providing Chamber attendants and gallery staff during House sittings.

Legislative Assembly Protective Services

Legislative Assembly Protective Services (LAPS) ensures the safety and security of Members, staff, and the public in the legislative precinct. Constituency office security, business continuity planning, parking, card-lock access, and emergency first aid services also fall under the purview of LAPS.

Legislative Facility Services

Legislative Facility Services is responsible for property management, including all building and grounds maintenance, repairs, improvements, and cleaning duties.

Gary Lenz is the current Sergeant-at-Arms of the Legislative Assembly.
 


 

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