Members of the public may request the use of a Senate meeting room to hold a meeting of public interest.
The Senate Sergeant At Arms Office will provide access to a Sign Language Interpreter at any public meeting or conference. If you would like to request these services at a particular hearing or conference, please contact the Legislative Coordinating Commission or visit the Senate Committees web pages and contact the Committee Administrator or Legislative Assistant of the committee holding the meeting.
Senate sessions and committee meetings are recorded electronically by Senate staff. The Senate Sergeant At Arms, Senate Supply Office, provides technical assistance with recording equipment and maintains archive logs of audio recordings. View the current audio recordings for Floor Sessions or Committee Hearings. These are provided in an audio compression standard (.mp3) format and can be accessed by computer media players. Copies can be requested by contacting the Legislative Reference Library.
The Secretary of the Senate, Sergeant At Arms Office, provides administrative services to public and internal services Senate members and employees. The Sergeant At Arms Office functions under the jurisdiction of the Committee on Rules and Administration, under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate. The Sergeant At Arms Office is responsible for safety and security of Senate Members and employees, and acquires, distributes, and maintains Senate equipment, furniture, and building facilities.
The Sergeant At Arms Office performs the following duties:
Control of entrance to the Senate Chamber and Public Galleries, enforce dress code, provide name badges, and accomodate Senate Member requests.
Authorize and schedule Capitol meeting room reservations.
Provide access to a Sign Language Interpreter at any public hearing or conference.
Provide internal services to Senate Members and employees, including recording equipment and assistance for electronic recording of meetings, security and protection, communication, postal services, parking arrangements, and purchase and distribution of supplies.
While Legislature is in Session
Monitor activities in Senate Chamber and Public Galleries.
Authorize and monitor use of Senate facilities in Capitol building.
Provide administrative and security services to Senate Members, employees, and public while at the Capitol and surrounding areas.