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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, February 12, 2007.

Met at four 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.

Distinguished Guest.

There being no objection, the Chair (Mr. McGee) introduced, seated in the Clerk’s well, Scott Mitchell, the Assistant Clerk of the House.

Petition.

Mr. Rosenberg presented a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 16) of Stanley C. Rosenberg and Ellen Story (by vote of the town) for legislation to release certain land in the town of Amherst from the operation of an agricultural preservation restriction [Local approval received],— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Resor) “congratulating the Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions on the occasion of their fiftieth anniversary.”

Engrossed Bills Returned by Governor With Recommendation of Amendment.

The engrossed Bill relative to the railroad depot contamination remediation and redevelopment project in the city of New Bedford (see Senate, No. 7) (which on Thursday, February 1, 2007, had been laid before the Governor for his approbation), was returned to the Senate Clerk by the Governor on Thursday, February 8, 2007, at twenty-seven minutes before five o’clock P.M., with a message recommending an amendment.
The message (Senate, No. 14) was read and the Senate proceeded to reconsider the bill, in accordance with the provisions of Article LVI of the Amendments to the Constitution.
Pending action thereon, the bill was referred to the committee on Bills in the Third Reading, on motion of Ms. Wilkerson.

The engrossed Bill relative to residency requirements for regular fire and police officers in the town of Boxborough (see Senate, No. 9) (which on Thursday, February 1, 2007, had been laid before the Governor for his approbation), was returned to the Senate Clerk by the Governor on Thursday, February 8, 2007, at twenty-seven minutes before five o’clock P.M., with a message recommending an amendment.
The message (Senate, No. 15) was read and the Senate proceeded to reconsider the bill, in accordance with the provisions of Article LVI of the Amendments to the Constitution.
Pending action thereon, the bill was referred to the committee on Bills in the Third Reading, on motion of Ms. Chandler.

Moment of Silence.

The Chair (Mr. McGee), members, guests and employees stood in a moment of silence and reflection to the memory of United States Marine Captain Jennifer Harris who was killed when her CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter crashed last Wednesday in Baghdad.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tisei,—
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Wednesday next at twelve o’clock noon, without a calendar.

Adjournment in Memory of Marine Captain Jennifer Harris.

The Senator from Essex and Middlesex, Mr. McGee, presented a request that when the Senate adjourns today, it do so in memory of Marine Captain Jennifer Harris.

Captain Harris was killed when her CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter crashed Wednesday in Baghdad. Jennifer was a helicopter pilot with the elite HMM-364 Purple Foxes and serving her third tour of duty in Iraq. She was a 1996 graduate of Swampscott High School and a 2000 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. Jennifer is survived by her parents, Raymond and Rosalie Harris.

Accordingly, as a mark of respect to the memory of Marine Captain Jennifer Harris, at ten minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., on motion of Mr. Tisei, the Senate adjourned to meet again on Wednesday next at twelve o’clock noon.