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Rhode Island General Assembly

NameRhode Island General Assembly
Coa PicSeal of Rhode Island.svg
Session RoomRhode Island State Capitol (north facade).jpg
House TypeBicameral
House of Representatives
Leader1 TypeSpeaker of the House
Leader1Gordon D. Fox
Election1February 11, 2010
Leader2 TypePresident of the Senate
Leader2M. Teresa Paiva-Weed
Election2January 6, 2009
Political Groups1Democratic Party
Republican Party
Last Election1November 2, 2010
Meeting PlaceRhode Island State House, Providence, Rhode Island

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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 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.

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