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12/29/2022 MEDIA ADVISORY: General Assembly session to convene Tuesday
STATE HOUSE – The General Assembly opens its 2023 session on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

The House of Representatives is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. in the House Chamber of the State House. In accordance with the state constitution, the senior representative from Newport, Rep. Marvin L. Abney (D-Dist. 73, Newport, Middletown), will preside until the election of a new speaker, which is scheduled after Secretary of State Gregg Amore administers the oath of office to the members.  In November, the House Democratic Caucus once again endorsed Rep. K. Joseph Shekarchi (D-Dist. 23, Warwick) for Speaker.

The Senate is scheduled to convene at 4 p.m. in the Senate Chamber of the State House. Sen. Dawn Euer (D-Dist. 13, Newport, Jamestown) will preside over its organization, which will include the formal election of president. The Senate Democratic Caucus has also once again endorsed President Dominick J. Ruggerio (D-Dist. 4, North Providence, Providence) for another term as president. Secretary of State Amore will administer the oath of office to members.

The General Assembly will see 20 new members this session, with 12 new members being elected to the House and 8 being elected to the Senate.

The sessions will be broadcast by Capitol Television, which can be seen on Cox and Full Channel on Channel 15, in high definition on Cox Channel 1013, and on Channel 34 by Verizon and subscribers. The sessions will also be live streamed at

For more information, contact:
Legislative Press Bureau,
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 222-2457