Senator Cote appointed deputy majority leader
STATE HOUSE – Sen. Marc A. Cote has been appointed a deputy majority leader of the Senate for the 2013-2014 legislative session.
Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed announced the appointment this week.
Deputy majority leaders work closely with the majority leader, who is the head of the majority party in the chamber, to ensure that party members are properly informed on measures and votes coming before the body.
Senator Cote (D-Dist. 24, Woonsocket, North Smithfield) has served in the Senate since 1995. He has also been reappointed to the Senate Corporations Committee and the Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee.
The Corporations Committee considers legislation and matters relating to financial institutions, business regulation, property and casualty insurance, technology and telecommunications.
The Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee hears legislation and matters relating to constitutional amendments, veterans affairs, liquor laws, gaming issues, laws pertaining to domestic animals and commissions and resolutions.