Records Relating to Division of Public Information | State Archives Catalog
The Public Information Division is “committed to making government more open and accessible.” This Division receives and files documents such as public laws, resolutions and local acts as well as lobbying disclosures, public meeting notices and minutes, disclosure of state government consultants and appointments to boards and commissions. The division is also responsible for maintaining the filings of certificates of engagement relative to general officers, governor's cabinet, judges and sheriffs; and Governor's executive orders.
The division also runs a public information center, which the public can visit in order to request advice on legislative and lobbying issues, work at computer stations, and watch live coverage of the General Assembly. This public information center was created under Secretary of State Jim Langevin during his first term in office in the mid-1990s. The public information division also keeps a schedule of all the upcoming open government meetings in order to make them easily accessible to the public.