Rhode Island General Assembly

The State of Rhode Island General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Rhode Island. A bicameral body, it is composed of the lower Rhode Island House of Representatives with 75 representatives, and the upper Rhode Island Senate with 38 senators. Members are elected in the general election immediately preceding the beginning of the term or in special elections called to fill vacancies. There are no term limits for either chamber. The last General Assembly election took place on November 3, 2020.

Rhode Island General Assembly
President of the Senate
Dominick J. Ruggerio (D)
since March 23, 2017
President pro Tempore of the Senate
Hanna Gallo (D)
since January, 2021
Senate Minority Leader
Dennis Algiere (R)
since January 7, 1997
Speaker of the House
Joe Shekarchi (D)
since January 5, 2021
House Minority Leader
Blake Filippi (R)
since November 7, 2018
38 senators
75 representatives
Senate political groups
  •   Democratic (33)
  •   Republican (5)
House of Representatives political groups
Senate next election
November 8, 2022
November 8, 2022
Meeting place
Rhode Island State House, Providence, Rhode Island

The General Assembly meets at the Rhode Island State House on the border of Downtown and Smith Hill in Providence. Smith Hill is sometimes used as a metonym for the Rhode Island General Assembly.[1]