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This World Wide Web (WWW) site is provided as a public service by theState of Rhode Island General Assembly. This site is intended to be used by the public for viewing and retrieving information only. In providing information on this site, we have attempted to be as accurate as possible. However, the State of Rhode Island General Assembly makes no claims, guarantees or promises about the accuracy, currency, or completeness of the information provided and is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for results obtained from the use of the information. Every possible effort is made to keep the content of this site accurate and current, but that may not always be the case. Distribution of the information does not constitute any warranty. The user assumes the risk of verifying any materials used or relied on. 


The State of Rhode Island General Assembly's computer resources and materials may contain hypertext or other links to external sites not owned or controlled by the State.

  • Links to external servers do not imply any official State of Rhode Island endorsement of the opinions or ideas expressed therein, or guarantee the validity of the information provided.
  • Links to commercial sites are in no way an endorsement of any vendors’ products or services. 
  • Links to other computer systems are not supervised nor regularly reviewed by the State of Rhode Island.
  • Any information, endorsements of products or services, materials or personal opinions appearing on such external sites are not controlled, sponsored nor approved by the State of Rhode Island.
  • Links may be provided to external servers that are managed in a professional manner, that are fully operational, available most of the time and do not serve inaccurate information or obscene information, including graphics.  The State of Rhode Island General Assembly will not link to external servers if such link would appear to provide an official endorsement of fundraising efforts or lobbying for a political agenda.


The State of Rhode Island General Assembly makes the content of this WWW site available to the public. Anyone may view information found here without obligation to the State of Rhode Island General Assembly, unless otherwise stated on particular articles of information to which a restriction on fair use may apply. However, the State of Rhode Island General Assembly makes no warranty that materials contained herein are free of copyright claims or other restrictions or limitations on fair use or display. The compiled information presented on this WWW site is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. However, use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested.


All State of Rhode Island General Assembly computer systems are subject to monitoring at all times to assure proper functioning of the systems, to provide security for the computer systems’ operations and the information contained therein, to prevent unauthorized use, and to deter and investigate violations of the law. There is no reasonable expectation of privacy in the use of this public computer system, save in areas designated and labeled as being presented by a secure server. 

We may collect some or all of the following information about visitors who view or download log information from our web sites:




Date the visit occurred.


Time the visit occurred.

Client IP

Unique Internet Protocol (IP) address of the web site visitor. IP address recorded is normally that of the visitor’s Internet Service Provider, e.g., if the visitor connects from an America Online account.

Server IP

Unique Internet Protocol (IP) address of the Rhode Island State Government web server accessed.

HTTP Status

Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP) error code, e.g., "404 Requested Page Not Found."

HTTP Request URL

Identifies the web page or file requested by the web site visitor.

Bytes Sent

Amount of data sent from the web server to web site visitor during that connection.

Bytes Received

Amount of data sent from web site visitor to the web server.

User Agent

Type of web browser or other client software that made request to the web server.


Uniform Resource Locator (URL) that referred to the requested file.

Protocol Version

Version of HTTP used by the visitor’s web browser software

The information we collect is used to improve the content of our Web services and help us understand how people are using our services. We analyze our web site logs to continually improve the value of the materials available on our site. The information in our web site logs is not personally identifiable, and we make no attempt to link it with the individuals that browse our web site. Some of this statistical information, such as a running count of the number of visitors, may be displayed on the web site or shared with other state governments to aid in the provision of better service to the public.


There is no use of cookies on the General Assembly web site. What appears to be use of cookies is for session management only. Temporary cookies serve to identify the user during each individual visit to the sites ASP pages. This is a built-in feature of Active Server Pages (ASP) technology over which the web site manager has no active knowledge or control. These cookies are temporarily stored in the user's browser throughout the course of each individual session and then deleted. No other use can be made of these cookies.


For site security purposes and to ensure that WWW service remains available to all users, the State of Rhode Island General Assembly computer system employs software programs, which can monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act. The State of Rhode Island General Assembly web site content materials are provided for public use on computer systems located within the State of Rhode Island and for the use and benefit of citizens of Rhode Island and others. Any person choosing to use this system or seeking access to information or materials on this system is subject to Rhode Island jurisdiction. Any dispute arising therefrom shall be decided under the laws and in the courts of Rhode Island.