Shall wait upon the members in any matter directly
connected with the House.
Shall close the doors leading into the Hall so soon as the
Chaplain commences prayer, and shall prevent conversation,
walking or any interruption whatever outside the Bar of the
House during religious services.
Shall close, and keep closed, both doors of the Bar of the
House, and take and keep position directly thereat, allowing
no person to pass unless in strict conformity to the Fifth
"No person shall be admitted within the Bar of the House
but members of the Executive and Judiciary Departments,
members of the Senate, ex-Governors, former members of the
Legislature, and such other persons as may be invited by the
Shall prevent the abuse of property in the lobbies.
Shall keep the aisles outside the Bar of the House clear, so
that ingress and egress of members shall not be interrupted.
Shall give full attention to the comfort and seating in the
lobbies of all visitors.
Shall, on the arrival of the mails, promptly deliver to the
members all mail matter addressed to them, and shall collect
from their desks all matter prepared for mailing.
All resolutions and orders requiring the expenditure of
money, and all other resolutions and orders except those
providing for leaves of absence, or relating to adjournment
or recess and such others as in the judgment of the Chair are
of such a character as to require immediate action, shall be
referred to their appropriate committees.
The manual of parliamentary practice in this body, in all
cases in which the rules thereof may be applicable and not
inconsistent with the standing rules and orders of this House,
shall be "Reed's Parliamentary Rules.'