Welcome to the new malegislature.gov! Please take a moment to let us know what you think.
Skip to Content
The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 3: 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.