Sen. Frank Lombardo will assume the leadership role, the senate announced Wednesday.
Thursday, January 10
Sen. Frank Lombardo III, of Johnston, has been appointed the Deputy Majority Whip of the Rhode Island Senate for the 2013-2014 legislative session, Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed announced Wednesday. The deputy majority whip works in conjunction with the Senate’s majority whip as leaders of the majority (Democratic) party who help ensure party discipline and policy during the legislative session, according to a General Assembly release. Lombardo is serving his second term in the Rhode Island Senate. In addition to his leadership responsibilities, he will also serve this session as the secretary of the Senate Committee on Labor and a member of the Senate Committee on Corporations.
First-term Sen. Stephen Archambault will serve on the Judiciary, Government Oversight and Environment & Agriculture committees.
Wednesday, January 9
Sen. Stephen Archambault, of Johnston, and is beginning his first term as a member of the Senate, has been named to three standing Senate committees for the 2013-2014 General Assembly session, Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed announced Tuesday. Archambault, who represents Johnston, Smithfield and North Providence, was appointed to the Committee on Judiciary, the Committee on Government Oversight and the Committee on Environment & Agriculture. The Committee on Judiciary considers legislation and matters which affect the penal code, judicial system, ethics, open meetings, access to public records and election laws. The Committee on Government Oversight monitors and evaluates past, current and prospective performance of public bodies…