ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT (Chapters 1 through 182)
JURISDICTION AND EMBLEMS OF THE COMMONWEALTH, THE GENERAL COURT, STATUTES AND PUBLIC DOCUMENTS
THE GENERAL COURT
Calling house to order; presiding officer
Section 3. On said first Wednesday of January, between the hours of ten in the forenoon and twelve at noon, the persons so returned and admitted as members into the representatives’ chamber shall be called to order by the oldest senior member present, who shall be the presiding officer of the house until a speaker is chosen or the house otherwise determines.