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National Legislative Services and Security Association

Word cloud for NLSSAThe underlying philosophy of the National Legislative Services and Security Association is to see that all of the logistical services that are provided to legislators, staff and the public, function well.

Prior to the trends of the early 1970s toward more open meetings, security in the legislatures could be accomplished simply by closing the door to the chamber and seeing that no one entered. Once the doors were "opened", services and security personnel were not only faced with dealing with constituents but also with the possibility of disruption and violence.

It is the position of NLSSA that all legislative personnel should be concerned about good order and about providing needed services to everyone participating in the legislative process.

 

2014 NLSSA Fall Training Conference

LSMI LogoOct. 5-10, 2014 | Raleigh, N.C.
This year the NLSSA Professional Development Seminar will be held in Raleigh, N.C. NCSL, in conjunction with the North Carolina State Legislature, has invited a diverse group of faculty from throughout the state and country to speak on a wide range of security, historic preservation, personnel, and administrative topics. Please join us in the Tar Heel state for training, workshops and networking opportunities.

 

 

 

 

 

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2014 NLSSA Summer Newsletter

Sereant at Arms

The NLSSA Newsletter is a great way to stay updated on all NLSSA activities throughout the country. The NLSSA Newsletter is published and distributed biannually. All articles related to legislative services, security, NLSSA activities or news from your home state are always valued and appreciated.

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THE LEGISLATURE AS A CAREER

 

An initiative from the Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee is aimed at recruiting young people into legislative service. In the video at right, Jayson Watts, assistant sergeant-at-arms for the Hawaii Senate, discusses his role.

At www.legislative careers.org, you can learn more about the variety of roles staffers play in the legislature.

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EXECUTIVE BOARD

LogoThe general membership of NLSSA shall elect a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, First Trustee, Second Trustee, Third Trustee and Sergeant at Arms to serve as members of the executive board. It is the responsibility of the Nominations Committee to canvass the NLSSA membership for preparing a suitable ballot for annual elections for office to the Executive Board.

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2014 LEGISLATIVE STAFF NOMINATING COMMITTEE

Thomas Wright, Chief of Staff to Speaker, AlaskaNCSL's 2014 Legislative Staff Nominating Committee is seeking nominations for legislative staff to serve on the NCSL Executive Committee as staff vice chair or at-large members for Conference Year 2014-2015. The Committee will meet at the NCSL Legislative Summit in Minneapolis to nominate a slate of 16 members and three officers.

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MEMBERSHIP

LogoFounded in 1973, NLSSA is open to Sergeants-at-Arms, security personnel, state police and support services staff for state legislatures. Membership is also open to legislators interested in NLSSA. If you are not a member of NLSSA and would like to be, please visit our membership page or contact NLSSA Liaison, Morgan Cullen for more information.

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ROSTER

The NLSSA membership roster is updated annually. If you would like to be added to the NLSSA Roster or update your contact information, please email the NLSSA Staff Section Liaison, Morgan Cullen.

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