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Sergeant at Arms

Duties:

The Sergeant at Arms is a non-Member officer of the Florida House of Representatives, appointed by the Speaker, with the advice and consent of the members. The duties of the Sergeant at Arms are to attend the House during its sittings and maintain order under the direction of the Speaker or Member performing the duties of the presiding officer; ensure that no person is admitted to the House Chamber except in accordance with the Rules of the House; be under the direct supervision and execute all commands of the Speaker; be custodian of furniture, books, and property of the House and to annually take an inventory of all property under the Sergeant at Arms' charge; and, perform all other duties pertaining to the Sergeant at Arms' Office as prescribed by law and the Rules of the House.


Services:

  • Committee room and office assignments in coordination with the Office of the Speaker
  • Training and supervision of pages and messengers
  • Filing and posting of committee notices
  • Distribution of payroll checks
  • Telecommunication system maintenance and installation
  • Parking assignments in coordination with the Office of the Speaker
  • Equipment repair
  • Custodianship of property and property records
  • Coordination and management of office renovations and construction
  • Security liaison for the House
  • Inventory and control of office and furniture keys
  • Transportation for Members and staff
  • Housekeeping and janitorial services in the Capitol Complex
  • Publication of office directory floor plans for Member, Committee, and - Department offices
Russell Hosford

Sergeant at Arms