SRULE 17.5     

Rule 17.5.  Employees

A. The chairman of the committee shall have authority to assign any employees of the Senate and, in necessary cases, to employ additional personnel, including but not limited to court reporters, to assist the committee in carrying out its functions and duties.  He shall fix the terms and conditions and the compensation of personnel employed to assist the committee, and such employees shall be deemed to be employees of the Senate.

B. The chairman also shall have authority to direct the use of any facilities, equipment, and supplies of the Senate for use in connection with the work of the committee.