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1/3/2024 Refreshed General Assembly website launched today
STATE HOUSE — With the 2024 legislative session convening this week, a refreshed General Assembly website went live this morning.

Several frequently used portions, including the home page, have been redesigned to create a better organized and easier to navigate website. This update improves the website’s functionality while continuing to be informative, useful and transparent. A longer-term overhaul to further improve the site will be done in stages with additional improvements emerging in 2024.

“Our new website is aesthetically cleaner and easier to navigate. Our focus is to improve the website and make it easier for Rhode Islanders to engage with their Legislature,” said House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi and Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio. “We think this site offers significant enhancements that will greatly benefit members of the public. This is the first major website update in decades.”

Visitors to the refurbished site,, will be greeted by a home page that looks cleaner and is more functional, especially in regards to the streaming and on-demand video portion of the site, now designed by Tightrope Media Systems. Everything Capitol TV broadcasts will have closed captioning available and the content is better organized.

A dynamic calendar section on the front page enables visitors to quickly find information on legislative sessions, committees and commission meetings. A new “Getting Started” page provides a valuable guide and video on the General Assembly, including its schedules, how to find and track legislation, ways to participate in the legislative process, and more.

New pages about the Senate and House membership provide an improved interface, making it easier than ever to find each legislator’s biography, contact information, news, and photos.

Work to improve the entirety of the website is ongoing, and input from the public is welcome. Visitors will find a link on the home page to provide suggestions. More information can be found on the new home page of the website.

For more information, contact:
Larry Berman, Communications Director for the Office of the Speaker
State House Room 322
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 222-2466