SRULE 3.8     

Rule 3.8. Sergeant at Arms; election; removal; vacancy

           A. The Sergeant at Arms shall be elected every four years at the time the President is elected and immediately after election of the Secretary. He shall be elected in the same manner as the President.

           B. He may be removed from office in the manner provided for removal of the President.

           C.(1) The death, resignation, or removal from office of the Sergeant at Arms creates a vacancy in the office. A vacancy shall be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term in the same manner as the original election. A vacancy which occurs while the legislature is in session shall be filled immediately. If the vacancy occurs when the legislature is not in session, it shall be filled at the next regular or extraordinary session, and the President may appoint an Acting Sergeant at Arms to serve until that time.

           (2) In case of the disability or temporary absence of the Sergeant at Arms which prevents him from carrying out the duties of his office, the President may designate a person to serve as Acting Sergeant at Arms during the period of the disability or absence.