§4-1-9. Assistant clerks; committee clerks to assist.
Whenever it may be necessary, the clerk of the Senate may
appoint one assistant, and the clerk of the House of Delegates not
exceeding three assistants, and such clerks may from time to time
remove any assistant from office and appoint another in his stead.
Every such assistant, during his continuance in office, may
discharge any of the official duties of his principal. And it
shall be the duty of every committee clerk in each house, when not
engaged in the actual discharge of his duties as such, to assist
the clerk of either house in the discharge of any of his duties,
whenever called upon by such clerk to do so.