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There are a total of 113 seats in the Rhode Island General Assembly. All 38 seats in the Rhode Island State Senate and all 75 seats in the Rhode Island House of Representatives are up for election every two years.

Chambers

Senate

The Rhode Island State Senate is the upper house of the Rhode Island General Assembly, the state legislature of Rhode Island. Rhode Island is one of the 14 states where its upper house serves at a two-year cycle, rather than the normal four-year term as in the majority of states. There is no limit to the number of terms that a Senator may serve. Each Rhode Island state senator represents an average of 27,699 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[1] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 27,587 residents.[2]

House

The Rhode Island House of Representatives is the lower house of the Rhode Island State Legislature. 75 members make-up the lower chamber of the Rhode Island General Assembly and meets at the State Capitol in Providence. Each member represents an average of 14,034 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[3] After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately 13,978 residents.[4]

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Qualifications

Article III of the Rhode Island Constitution lays out the requirements for officeholders of Rhode Island's state government.

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures
How Vacancies are filled in State Legislatures
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If there is a vacancy in the senate, a special election must be held to fill the vacant seat. The Secretary of State must call for an election to be held anywhere from 70 to 90 days after the vacancy occurred. No election can be held if the vacancy happens after the first Monday in February during an election year.[5] The person elected to fill the seat serves for the remainder of the unfilled term.[6]

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Rhode Island Legislature are paid $14,185.95/year during legislative sessions. Legislators receive no per diem.[7]

Pension

Rhode Island does not provide pensions for legislators who took office after 1994.[8]

Districts

These are links to every district in the Rhode Island State Senate.

Qualifications

Article III of the Rhode Island Constitution lays out the requirements for officeholders of Rhode Island's state government.

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures
How Vacancies are filled in State Legislatures
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If there is a vacancy in the house, a special election must be held to fill the vacant seat. The Secretary of State must call for an election to be held anywhere from 70 to 90 days after the vacancy occurred. No election can be held if the vacancy happens after the first Monday in February during an election year.[9] The person elected to fill the seat serves for the remainder of the unfilled term.[10]

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Rhode Island Legislature are paid $14,185.95/year during legislative sessions. Legislators receive no per diem.[11]

Pension

Rhode Island does not provide pensions for legislators who took office after 1994.[12]

Districts

These are links to every district in the Rhode Island House of Representatives.

See also

External links

References