The General Assembly opens its 2014 session today. The House of Representatives and the Senate will convene in their respective chambers at 4 p.m. to begin the work of the new legislative year.
Speaker of the House Gordon D. Fox (D-Dist. 4, Providence) and President of the Senate M. Teresa Paiva Weed (D-Dist. 13, Newport, Jamestown) will gavel their chambers to order. Opening day of the General Assembly is, per Rhode Island Constitution, the first Tuesday in January. House and Senate floor sessions are typically held Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
General Assembly sessions are open to the public and are also televised by Capitol TV – Channel 15 for Cox Communications and Full Channel, Channel 34 for Verizon.