Senate Chamber
A view of the Senate Chamber at the Rhode Island Statehouse. November 2004. The Senate Chamber is the home of the 50 members of the Senate. The presiding officer is the Lieutenant Governor, who is elected by the people. The Lt. Governor controls the floor and the flow of legislation, but only votes on bills in case of a tie.
The Senate Chamber is 56 feet wide by 44 feet long and is 45 feet high. Here the furniture is of mahogany, with each Senator having his or her own desk with a microphone and call buttons. On the archway above the rostrum are the seals of the original thirteen states, with Rhode Island's in the center. There is only one public gallery in the Senate, above the rostrum which is reached through the third floor.
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