§4-1-8. Officers and employees; tenure.
Each house of the Legislature shall, at the commencement of
the regular session thereof assembled and held in odd-numbered
years, elect a presiding officer, a clerk, a sergeant-at-arms and
a doorkeeper, whose terms of office shall, unless sooner vacated by
death, resignation or removal, be and continue until the regular
meeting of the Legislature in the odd-numbered year next
thereafter, and until their successors are elected and qualified.
Any person who is an officer of any state, county, district or
municipal political party executive committee shall not be eligible
to serve as clerk of either house of the Legislature. The clerk of
each house shall devote full time to his public duties to the
exclusion of any other employment. At each session of the
Legislature, there shall be appointed for each house such employees
and technical assistants as may be authorized by law or by
resolution of the respective houses. Any person so appointed may
be removed by the appointing authority and another appointed in his
stead: Provided, That nothing in this section shall be construed
to prevent either house from removing any appointee.