THE STATE AND ITS GOVERNMENT
LEGISLATIVE OFFICERS AND PROCEEDINGS
14:2-b Organizational Convening.
Pursuant to the constitution, the general court shall assemble biennially on the first Wednesday of December following the biennial election for organizational purposes. At such assembly, the senate and the house shall take the oath of office, elect the secretary of state, the state treasurer and such other officers and employees, adopt such organizational procedures and rules and perform such other organizational business as they deem necessary. The nomination of the secretary of state and the state treasurer may be by any member of the general court and shall be without regard to the party affiliation of the candidate. The election of the secretary of state or of the state treasurer shall be conducted without regard to the party affiliation of the candidates and by secret ballots, if more than one person is nominated for election to such position.
Source. 1976, 45:1. 1983, 151:1. 1997, 106:1, eff. Aug. 8, 1997.