§6. House roll; election of speaker

Published: 2015

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The Vermont Statutes Online









6. House roll; election of speaker

The secretary of

state shall make a roll, by districts, of members whose credentials have been

received in the form of a certificate from the canvassing committee or a

superseding court order, and at ten o'clock in the forenoon of the first

Wednesday next after the first Monday of January, as presiding officer, shall

call the house to order and call the names of the members on the roll. When a

quorum of the house appears, he or she shall direct the house to a choice of

speaker by ballot. When a speaker is elected, he or she shall take the chair

and the duties of the secretary of state in the organization of the house shall

cease. (Amended 1979, No. 200 (Adj. Sess.), § 116.)