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State of Rhode Island General Assembly
Rhode Island General Assembly
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The General Assembly and its Terms
A bill passed by the Senate and House,
The end of a legislative day. Regular adjournments set the date for the next meeting. Adjournment sine die (without a day) marks the end of the session, since it does not set a time for reconvening.
To formally modify by adding to or deleting from a measure.
Authorization for the expenditure of public funds for a stated purpose.
A draft of a law presented for enactment.
List of bills awaiting action, entered in order reported.
Meeting of legislators of the same political party to decide policy and course of action.
Formal discussion and decision on matter before the body.
A law that permits a State official or a subordinate governmental unit to take specific action.
The main level of the House and Senate chambers.
A formal meeting of a committee or commission at which testimony is presented.
The presentation of a bill.
Record of daily proceedings in the Senate and House.
A person hired by others to influence the legislative process.
Point of order:
A question raised by a legislator concerning the rules of procedure.
The number of members required for the conduct of business.
Sending a bill back to the committee that reported it out for consideration.
Expresses the will of the legislature or on either branch but does not, generally, have the scope or authority of law.
The period during which the legislature meets and carries on its business.
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