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RG 001/RG 001.03. General Assembly, 1776-

 Record Group Term
Identifier: RG 001/RG 001.03
Currently, the Rhode Island legislature is still a bicameral body constituting a seventy – five (75) member House of Representatives and a thirty – eight (38) member Senate which convenes on the first Tuesday in January annually. Leadership consists of a Speaker of the House of Representatives and President of the Senate who are chosen from among their membership. The General Assembly is responsible for all proposed legislation as well as the enactment of laws both of a public and private nature. The assembly also confirms judicial nominations and the appointment of heads of various State departments & boards and has general subpoena power in civil cases. Other responsibilities include the office of the Auditor General which provides independent evaluations of government programs, Legislative Council which is charged with obtaining information on the operation of state government and of making studies concerning legislative issue and the office of Law Revision which is responsible for consolidating, compiling, editing, printing & binding the public laws, acts & resolutions. There are currently twelve (12) permanent committees established within the House of Representatives including: Constituent Services, Corporations, Environment & Natural Resources, Finance, Health, Education & Welfare, Judiciary, Labor, Municipal Government, Rules, Separation of Powers & Veteran Affairs. Senate committees number seven (7) and include Constitutional & Regulatory Issues, Commerce, Education, Environment & Agriculture, Finance, Government Oversight & Health & Human Services. Permanent joint committees number eleven (11) and include Accounts & Claims, Water Resources, Highway Safety, Environment & Energy, Naming New Buildings, Bridges, Edifices & Other State Constructions, Retirement, Small Business, Strategic Development, Veterans’ Affairs, Economic Development & Legislative Services.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

French and Indian War Military papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: C#00246
Overview French and Indian Wars put together by former archivist. Subjects vary widely. There is a table of contents in the front of each volume. Subjects include: accounts of Fort Schuyler, Ontario, Stanwix, George, accounts of the Committee of War, lists ofmen involved in the Canadian expedition, papers related to the CrownPoint expedition. This material has been microfilmed.
Dates: 1740-1774

War of 1812 Military papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: C#00212
Overview A collection of documents brought together from a number of agencies. Papers include receipts, bills, pay vouchers for expenses incurred during the War of 1812. Orders from the Governor and other state officials, reports of town meetings, abstracts of ammunition available, and commission reports are also included. This material has been microfilmed.
Dates: 1812-1816