HRULE 2.3     

Rule 2.3.  Speaker; election

The Speaker of the House shall be elected by the members of the House from among the members thereof.  Such election shall be viva voce and the favorable vote of fifty-three members shall be required to elect the Speaker.  The Speaker shall be elected every four years at the organizational session of the legislature provided for in Article III, Section 2(D) of the Constitution of Louisiana at which the newly elected members take the oath of office.  The election of the Speaker shall be the next order of business following the election of the Clerk.  Vacancies in the office of Speaker shall be filled in the manner of the original selection.

Mason's Manual:  Sec. 579; But see Mason's Manual Sec. 308, 453, 553, and 556

HR 3, 1973; HR 18, 1976; HR 5, 2nd Ex. Sess., 1983; HR 8, 1991, eff. Jan. 13, 1992.