Duties of the House Clerk's Office
T he Clerk of the House is an officer of the General Assembly and is elected on opening day of the odd-year Regular Session for a two-year term. The House Clerk's Office is charged with the publication of the Journals, Calendars, Bulletins, Bill Indices, and other documents of the General Assembly. The Connecticut General Statutes provide that the House of Representatives shall have a full-time Permanent Assistant Clerk. The Permanent Assistant Clerk is responsible for the daily operation of the Clerk's Office. The staff in the House Clerk's Office also includes a Journal Clerk, Calendar Clerk, Bill Clerk and an Office Assistant. During sessions, additional personnel are added as necessary.Read More
A bill is not officially filed until it is presented in proper form to the Clerk in the introducer's Chamber and signed by the introducer.
The Journals, which are published in accordance with the Constitution and the Rules, contain all of the legislative actions taken on each session day including the text of all House amendments acted upon. The roll call vote on each action in the House appears in the Journal immediately following the description of actions on the bill or amendment. House Rules require that the Journal must be on the desk of each member the next session day for purposes of reconsideration.
During regular sessions, the Clerk's Office is responsible for the operation of the Information and Bulletin rooms. During the interim, legislative information is provided by the Clerk's Office.