PART 3 - CLERK
Rule 301. Duties of the Clerk
. The Clerk shall:
. Keep a journal of what is done by the House;
2. Read papers
. Read papers when required by the House or Speaker;
3. Note answers of members.
Note the answers of members when the House orders or when a question is taken by yeas and nays;
4. Notify members of committee appointments
. Notify members of their committee appointments and of the business referred to committees;
5. Authenticate by Clerk's signature.
Authenticate by the Clerk's signature all the orders and proceedings of the House not authenticated by the Speaker;
6. Responsible for documents
. Have responsibility for all the documents and papers of every kind confided to the care of the House;
7. Transmit messages and papers
. Transmit all messages and papers from the House to the Governor or to the Senate;
8. Preside in Speaker's absence.
Preside in the case of the absence of the Speaker or Speaker pro tempore at the hour for meeting, until a Speaker pro tempore is chosen;
9. File papers and documents
. File in an orderly manner at the close of the session all papers and documents in possession of the House that were passed upon or received during the session;
10. Preside at commencement of next Legislature
. Preside at the commencement of the next Legislature until the election of the Speaker;
11. Record House business
. Record what is done by the House until a new Clerk is chosen and qualified;
12. Prepare daily calendar
. Prepare a daily calendar of bills, resolves and other papers assigned for that day's consideration, bills and resolves that have had their first reading, showing the disposition of each, and orders presented to the Clerk by members;
13. Enter questions on journal
. Enter every question of order that is decided on appeal on the journal of the House with the decision of every question. The journal must include all rulings of the Chair; and
14. Payroll of House Employees
. Certify vouchers of the officers and employees of the House for proper payment.
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