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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, February 5, 2007.

Met at two minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. McGee in the Chair).

The Chair (Mr. McGee), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Communications.

The following communications were severally placed on file:

Communication from the Department of Youth Services (pursuant to Section 16 of Chapter 123A of the General Laws) submitting a letter relative to the treatment of persons committed as sexually dangerous (Copies having been forwarded as required to the Senate Committees on Ways and Means and the Judiciary) (received Friday, January 5, 2007); and

Communication from the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority submitting a copy of the Authority’s financial statements for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2005 (received Friday, January 5, 2007).

Reports.

The following reports were severally read and placed on file:

A report of the Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety and Medical Error Reduction (under the provisions of Section 16E(f) of Chapter 6A of the General Laws) submitting its annual report for the year 2006 (received Thursday, January 4, 2007);

A report of the Public Employees Retirement Commission (under the provisions of Section 3 of Chapter 114 of the Acts of 2000) submitting its annual report relative to an alternative retirement benefit program for members of the State Teachers’ Retirement System and Boston Teachers (received Friday, January 5, 2007);

A report of the Joint Labor-Management Committee (pursuant to Chapter 589 of the Acts of 1987) relative to dispute resolution (received Friday, January 5, 2007);

A report of the Public Employee Retirement Administration (under the provisions of Section 21(3)(f) of Chapter 32 of the General Laws) submitting its report on cost of living adjustments for retirees and beneficiaries (received Monday, January 8, 2007);

A report of the Norfolk County District Attorney (under the provisions of Section 99R of Chapter 272 of the General Laws) relative to wiretap interceptions (received Monday, January 8, 2007);

A report of the Administrative Office of the Trial Court (under the provisions of item 0330-3200 contained in Section 2 of Chapter 45 of the Acts of 2005) detailing the number of court officers and associate court officers located in each of the Trial Courts (received Thursday, January 11, 2007);

A report of the Attorney General’s Office (under the provisions of Section 99R of Chapter 272 of the General Laws) relative to wiretap interceptions (received Friday, January 12, 2007);

A report of the Nantucket Regional Transit Authority (under the provisions of Chapter 161B of the General Laws) submitting its annual report for fiscal year 2006 (received Tuesday, January 16, 2007);

A report of the Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission submitting its Financial Bulletin for Fourth Quarter 2006 (received Wednesday, January 17, 2007); and

A report of the Office of Community Corrections (under the provisions of Section 5 of Chapter 211F of the General Laws) submitting its Annual Report (received Friday, January 19, 2007).

The following reports were severally read and sent to the House for its information:

A report of the Department of Public Health (under the provisions of Sections 5 and 20 of Chapter 111 of the General Laws) relative to inspection of the Bridgewater Correctional Complex Core Services Facility (received Friday, January 5, 2007) ; and

A report of the Department of Public Health (under the provisions of Sections 5 and 20 of Chapter 111 of the General Laws) relative to inspection of the Boston Pre-Release Center (received Friday, January 12, 2007).

Petition.

Ms. Spilka presented a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 12) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Ann Brevik, an employee of the Department of Social Services,— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the Senate committee on Ethics and Rules.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2029) of Stephen P. LeDuc and Pamela P. Resor for legislation to establish the Marlborough 2010 Corporation (having been transmitted to the Secretary of the Commonwealth under the provisions of Section 7 of Chapter 3 of the General Laws, and was returned by him with memoranda relative thereto),— was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 9, to the committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—

Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Antonioni, Brewer, Moore, Ms. Tucker, Mr. O’Leary, Ms. Candaras, Ms. Fargo, Ms. Jehlen, Messrs. Montigny and McGee) “congratulating the Honorable Emile J. Goguen on the occasion of his retirement from the Massachusetts House of Representatives from the 3rd Worcester District”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Barrios) “congratulating Theodore Paul Sobolewski on the occasion of his retirement as Director of Veteran Services for the city of Chelsea”;

Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Knapik and Buoniconti and Ms. Candaras) “commending Michael J. Ashe, Jr.”; and
Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Morrissey and Joyce) “on the one hundredth anniversary of the Men’s Club of Braintree”;
Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Tisei, Brown, Hedlund, Knapik and Tarr and Ms. Tucker) “commending the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project’s celebration of February 6, 2007 as ‘Ronald Reagan Day’.”

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Tolman, for the committee on Ethics and Rules, on petition, a Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Ann Brevik, an employee of the Department of Social Services (Senate, No. 12).

There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,—
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Thursday next at eleven o’clock A.M.

Adjournment in Memory of Amanda M. Allard.

The Senator from Middlesex and Worcester, Ms. Resor, and the Senator from Cape and Islands, Mr. O’Leary, presented a request that when the Senate adjourns today, it do so in memory of Amanda M. Allard.

Amanda M. Allard, 23 of Brewster, MA, a devoted mother and daughter, who cherished her friends, died Tuesday, January 23, 2007, from injuries sustained in a car accident. Amanda attended the Boston Architectural Center where she was pursuing a degree in architectural design. While taking a full course load she landed a competitive internship, and then a job, at Cresa Partners in Boston. In the Fall of 2005 while still attending college, Amanda moved back to her hometown to become a partner in her father’s construction business, Allard Associates. She is survived by her four-month-old daughter, Brianna Adrianne Milliken, her mother and father, Nancy Messier and Steven Allard, her brother, Christopher Allard, her grandparents, many relatives and friends.

Accordingly, as a mark of respect to the memory of Amanda M. Allard, at twelve minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., on motion of Mr. Knapik, the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at eleven o’clock A.M.