5-2-221. Officers and employees of the senate and house of representatives. (1) The officers of the senate include a president, a president pro tempore, a majority leader, a minority leader, a majority whip, and a minority whip.

Terms Used In Montana Code 5-2-221

  • Majority leader: means the leader of the majority party, elected by the caucus as provided in 5-2-221. See Montana Code 1-1-208
  • Majority whip: See Whips.
  • Minority leader: means the leader of the minority party, elected by the caucus as provided in 5-2-221. See Montana Code 1-1-208
  • Minority whip: See Whips.
  • President pro tempore: A constitutionally recognized officer of the Senate who presides over the chamber in the absence of the Vice President. The President Pro Tempore (or, "president for a time") is elected by the Senate and is, by custom, the Senator of the majority party with the longest record of continuous service.

(2) The officers of the house of representatives include a speaker, a speaker pro tempore, a majority leader, a minority leader, a majority whip, and a minority whip.

(3) The president and president pro tempore of the senate and the speaker and speaker pro tempore of the house must be elected by the house of which they are a member.

(4) The majority leader, minority leader, majority whip, and minority whip of the senate and house must be elected by their respective caucuses.

(5) A secretary of the senate, sergeant at arms, and chaplain must be appointed by the president subject to confirmation by the senate, and a chief clerk of the house, sergeant at arms, and chaplain must be appointed by the speaker subject to confirmation by the house.