Journal of the House of Representatives of the Regular Session of the Sixtieth Legislature of the State of Texas, Volume 1 Page: 13
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January 10, 1967
motions concerning mascots shall be
read by the Reading Clerk and shall
be automatically referred to the Com-
mittee on House Administration.
Section 3. The Committee on House
Administration shall not report such
resolutions to the House separately,
but shall hold all of the resolutions
until the House panel picture is ready
to be prepared, at which time the
committee shall report by furnishing
a complete list of the proposed mas-
cots to the House for election.
Section 4. After the House Mascots
are elected, the Speaker shall issue
a certificate, attested by the Chief
Clerk, showing the election of each
mascot and deliver same, or a copy
thereof, to the parent member of
Section 5. Pictures of mascots
shall appear on the panel picture of
the House. No separate classification
or special title shall be given to any
mascot, but all shall receive the same
office of Honorary Mascot of the
House of Representatives.
Section 6. A child once named a
mascot shall not be eligible for such
honor a second time.
DUTIES OF THE
Section 1. The Sergeant-At-Arms
shall attend the House and the Com-
mittee of the Whole during all meet-
ings, and shall maintain order under
the direction of the Speaker or other
Section 2. Under the direction of
the Speaker, he shall have charge of
and shall maintain order in the Hall
of the House, its lobbies, galleries and
all other rooms in the Capitol
Building assigned for the use of the
House of Representatives.
Section 3. He shall execute the
commands of the House and shall
serve the writs and processes issued
by the authority of the House and
directed to him by the Speaker.
Section 4. He shall keep his office
open on such days and for such hours
as shall be determined by the Speaker,
or by the Committee on House Ad-
Section 5. Assistants to the Ser-
geant-At-Arms shall assist the Ser-
geant-At-Arms in the performance of
his duties and shall have the same
authority, subject to the control of
Section 6. Other than newspapers
that have been published at least
once a week for a period of one year,
the Sergeant-At-Arms shall not allow
the distribution of any printed matter
in the Hall of the House of Repre-
sentatives unless first authorized in
writing by at least one member of
the House. The Sergeant-At-Arms
shall keep such written authorization
and a record of the matter distributed
in the permanent files of the House.
Section 7. He shall be responsible
for distribution to the members of
the House of printed copies, at each
printing, of bills, resolutions, con-
ference committee reports, and Senate
amendments to House bills or reso-
lutions. Such distribution shall be
made as quickly as possible after re-
ceipt thereof from the printer. He
shall maintain a record of the fact,
date and hour of each such distribu-
tion, which record shall be prima
facie evidence of the facts thus re-
Section 8. He shall keep a record
of the date and hour that printed
bills, resolutions, conference commit-
tee reports, and Senate amendments
to House bills are returned from the
printer. He shall time-stamp such in-
formation on the originals of printed
bills, resolutions, conference com-
mittee reports and Senate amend-
ments to House bills, as well as the
time the printed copies thereof are
distributed to the members of the
House under his direction.
Section 9. If a committee requires
copies of material to be distributed
to its members, the distribution there-
of shall be handled by the Sergeant-
At-Arms in the same manner and
under the same procedures as for
printed copies of bills. The author or
sponsor of the material shall make
available to the Sergeant-At-Arms a
sufficient number of copies to enable
the Sergeant-At-Arms to make dis-
tribution to each member of such
committee. Records in the office of
the Sergeant-At-Arms shall be prima
facie evidence of the fact, date and
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Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. Journal of the House of Representatives of the Regular Session of the Sixtieth Legislature of the State of Texas, Volume 1, legislative document, 1967; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth193874/m1/17/: accessed May 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.