Presiding Officer


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Presiding Officer

the equivalent of the SPEAKER of the UK Parliament in the NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FOR WALES and the SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT. He or she chairs the sessions and organizes business.
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In busy polling stations, the presiding officer might have a deputy presiding officer assisting them or a senior presiding officer overseeing their work.
She said : "I understand the UK Government wished to ensure the first female Presiding Officer was recognised in the Honours list.
Under the Assembly's standing orders, if the Presiding Officer is from a party in government, the Deputy Presiding Officer must come from the opposition, and vice-versa.
The decision of who will be the next Presiding Officer will be one for all AMs, who will vote in a secret ballot if there's more than one candidate.
The presiding officer will advise the returning officers, including Denbighshire chief executive Mohammed Mehmet, of the Electoral Commission view on the situation.
The police, however, released the presiding officers of four polling stations over personal surety bonds after investigation.
Tory MSP Alex Fergusson was earlier voted in as Presiding Officer.
Members of the Royal Family can expect the Presiding Officer and First Minister to attend their funeral, though AMs have to make do with the Deputy Presiding Officer or Clerk.
On the issue of Padilla's authority to remove Bernson before his term expired next May, state law says that the Los Angeles city seat on the nine-member LAFCO board is ``appointed by the presiding officer of the legislative body'' - that is, the president of the City Council.
The author likens the presiding officer to a referee at a sports event who has the responsibility of enforcing the rules so that the organization can do its work in a fair, expedient, and impartial manner.
They told Parliament that the third presiding officer, Labour's Patricia Ferguson, had agreed to their ruling.
Stand and address the presiding officer without interrupting a speaker.