21-17 Sergeants-at-arms; powers and duties. The sergeant-at-arms of each house of the legislature, and each of the sergeant-at-arms' deputies appointed by authority of such house, shall:

(1) Attend such house during its sittings;

(2) Maintain order under the direction of the speaker, president, or other presiding officer of such house;

(3) Under the direction of the clerk of such house, execute the commands of such house and all processes issued by authority thereof, directed to the sergeant-at-arms by the speaker, president, or other presiding officer of such house, or by the chairperson or acting chairperson of any joint committee established by a concurrent resolution of the two houses of the legislature, or by the chairperson or acting chairperson of any committee of either house. In this connection the sergeant-at-arms and each of the sergeant-at-arms' deputies shall have all the powers and authority of a police officer, including the power of arrest. [L 1969, c 211, pt of 1; am L 1979, c 105, 2; am L 1989, c 211, 10; am L 1990, c 281, 1, 11; gen ch 1993]

 

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