Office of the Secretary of the State
The Secretary of the Senate is the chief administrative officer of the Senate. The Secretary is a full-time staff official elected by the members through resolution and is administered an oath of office. The Secretary consults regularly with the President Pro Tempore on matters relating to budget, legislation and overall operations of the Senate.
The Office of the Secretary maintains records of official Senate transactions, handles the introduction and flow of legislation, send and receive legislative messages and executive communications, compiles and posts agendas, records committee reports, roll calls and the legislative journal. The Office of the Secretary assists the members and their offices with various matters as requested and is often the point of initial enquiry and direction from the public and within the legislature.