The Sergeant at Arms is an officer of the California State Assembly, and is elected during the first day of each new Assembly session. The Honorable Ronald Pane is a 34 year veteran of the Assembly Sergeant at Arms Office, was elected in April 22, 1996 for the 95-96th Assembly Session and subsequently re-elected through the current Assembly Session. Ronald Pane is the forty-seventh person to hold this post since the Assembly first met in Pueblo de San Jose in December 15, 1849. The Sergeant at Arms serves as the Chief Law enforcement officer for the California Assembly. Duties include overseeing security of the Assembly and in the visitor Gallery, committee rooms, and adjacent areas, basement garage, as well as administering and issuing all staff and support identification badges, and implementing emergency management plans to ensure the safety of members, staff employees, and visitors at the State Capitol during emergency events.
Ronald E. Pane