|President of the Senate of Rhode Island|
|Term length||Two years, renewable|
|Inaugural holder||Joseph A. Montalbano, 2003|
|Formation||Constitution of Rhode Island|
President of the Rhode Island Senate is the presiding officer of the Rhode Island Senate. Unlike most other states, the Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island does not preside of the state senate. Instead, the lieutenant governor has roles in "emergency preparedness and homeland security".
The role of president was established in 2003. Rhode Island Constitution provides that the lieutenant governor would no longer preside over the Senate in 2003, and power would be transferred to a president elected by senators . The first elected president is Joseph A. Montalbano, a Democrat from North Providence.
|1||Joseph A. Montalbano||Democratic||2003 – January 5, 2009|
|2||M. Teresa Paiva-Weed||Democratic||January 6, 2009 – March 24, 2017|
|3||Dominick J. Ruggerio||Democratic||March 24, 2017 – Incumbent|
- Wall, Audrey (2011-07-01). "The Constant Evolution of the Office of Lieutenant Governor". Council of State Governments. Retrieved 2017-08-21.
- "Constitution of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations". State of Rhode Island General Assembly. Retrieved 2017-08-21.