4. HOUR OF MEETING - PRESIDING OFFICER - ATTENDANCE OF MEMBERS
(a) The regular hour of meeting of the House of Representatives shall be 10:00 a.m. daily, unless otherwise ordered.
(b) Every member shall be present in his or her place at the hour to which the House was last adjourned, unless the member shall have been excused by the House, or unless the member is sick and unable to attend.
(c) The Speaker shall take the chair each day promptly at the hour to which the House stands adjourned. The Speaker shall call the House to order and upon ascertainment of a quorum shall proceed to business.
(d) If at the hour of meeting of the House the Speaker shall be absent, and if the Speaker shall not have designated a member to perform the duties of the Speaker, then the chief clerk shall call the House to order and the first order of business thereafter shall be the election by all members present of a member to act as presiding officer, and, when elected, such acting presiding officer shall continue to preside with all the powers and privileges of the Speaker until the Speaker shall appear.