Siehe Vorlage 1.
Kapitel II Art. 17:
"Legislative Bureau. There is hereby established a legislative bureau in the
Northern Marianas Commonwealth Legislature.
a) The bureau shall be headed by a director to be appointed by the joint
leadership of the legislature consisting of the presiding officers, vice
presiding officers, floor leaders, and the chairmen of the standing committees.
b) The director shall employ all necessary staff, other than personal staff of
the members of the legislature, pursuant to budgetary allocations. The staff
members shall include legal counsel and other administrative staff.
c) The bureau shall provide all required services to the legislature in connection
with duties and responsibilities during sessions and committee meetings. It shall
maintain all records, files, library and other documents of the legislature.
d) The director may be removed by a rnajority of the members of each house of
the legislature with or without cause.
e) The bureau shall be free from any political harassment or pressure. "