Duties of Clerk
17. It shall be the Clerk's duty to read to the House all
papers ordered to be read; to call the roll and note and report the
absentees, when a call of the House is ordered; to call the roll
and note the answers of members, when a question is taken by yeas
and nays; to assist, under the direction of the Speaker, in taking
the count when any vote of the House is taken; to notify committees
of their appointment and the business referred to them; to
superintend the execution of all printing ordered by the House, and
to report to the Speaker, to be submitted to the House, every
failure of the printer to execute the same properly and promptly.
He shall attest all writs, warrants and subpoenas issued by order
of the House and shall certify to the passage of all bills, and to
the adoption of all joint and concurrent resolutions by the
Legislature. In addition to his other duties, the Clerk shall keep
the accounts for pay and mileage of members, officers and
employees, and for printing and other contingent expenses of the
House, and prepare and sign warrants or requisitions for the same.
The Clerk shall superintend the recording of the Journal of
the proceedings, the engrossing and enrolling of bills, and shall
cause to be kept and prepared for the printer the Daily Journal of
the proceedings of the House.