House Rule H10-10. House officers -- definitions. (1) House officers include a Speaker, a Speaker pro tempore, majority and minority leaders, and majority and minority whips (section 5-2-221, MCA).
(2) A majority of representatives voting elects the Speaker and Speaker pro tempore from the House membership. A majority of each caucus voting nominates House members to the remaining offices, and those nominees are considered to have been elected by a majority vote of the House.
(3) (a) "Majority leader" means the leader of the majority party, elected by the caucus as provided in 5-2-221.
(b) "Majority party" means the party with the most members, subject to subsection (4).
(c) "Minority leader" means the leader of the minority party, elected by the caucus as provided in 5-2-221.
(d) "Minority party" means the party with the second most members, subject to subsection (4).
(4) If there are an equal number of members of the two parties with the most members, then the majority party is the party of the Speaker and the minority party is the other party with an equal number of members.