|The Clerk of the House is an officer of the General Assembly and is
elected on opening day of the odd-year Regular Session for a two-year
term. The House Clerk's Office is charged with the publication of the
Journals, Calendars, Bulletins, Bill Indices, and other documents of
the General Assembly. The Connecticut General Statutes provide that
the House of Representatives shall have a full-time Permanent Assistant
Clerk. The Permanent Assistant Clerk is responsible for the daily operation
of the Clerk's Office. In addition to the Permanent Assistant Clerk,
the staff in the House Clerk's Office includes a Journal Clerk, Calendar
Clerk, Bill Clerk and an Office Assistant. During sessions, additional
personnel are added as necessary.
A bill is not officially filed until it is presented in proper form
to the Clerk in the introducer's Chamber and signed by the introducer.
The Journals, which are published in accordance with the Constitution
and the Rules, contain all of the legislative actions taken on each
session day including the text of all House amendments acted upon. The
roll call vote on each action in the House appears in the Journal immediately
following the description of actions on the bill or amendment. House
Rules require that the Journal must be on the desk of each member
the next session day for purposes of reconsideration.
During regular sessions, the Clerk's Office is responsible for the
operation of the Information and Bulletin rooms. During the interim,
legislative information is provided by the Clerk's Office.