§4-1-10a. Filling vacancies in the office of presiding officer of
the two houses.
In case of a vacancy in the office of president of the Senate
or speaker of the House of Delegates, when the Legislature is not
in session, resulting from death, resignation or any other cause,
the governor shall by proclamation convene the house in which the
vacancy exists in session within ten days after such vacancy occurs
for the purpose of choosing a presiding officer as provided by
section twenty-four, article six of the constitution of the state.