R.S.N. 1990, Chapter O-5
An Act respecting a Vacancy in the Office of Speaker.
1. This Act may be cited as the Office of Speaker Vacancy Act.
2. Where the Speaker of the House of Assembly is unable to attend the House of Assembly and the House of Assembly has satisfied itself of that fact, the members, or a majority of them, present may elect from among them a member, who shall, during the absence of the speaker, take the chair and act as speaker.
3. An Act passed, an order made and other action taken by the House of Assembly while a member is acting as speaker has the same validity and effect as if done while the speaker was presiding.