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The Department of State is the state’s central hub that connects, informs, and empowers Rhode Islanders. Ensuring full transparency in government for all stakeholders and the general public is one of the Department of State’s primary responsibilities.

State law requires lobbyists, lobbying firms, and their clients to register with us and to report a variety of data regarding their activities. State Law also requires quasi public, municipal, and state public bodies to file their public meeting notices at least 48-hours in advance of the date of the meeting with the RI Department of State. The interactive charts on this page are data visualizations of the information filed with the Department of State. We have also included information on House and Senate committee meetings.