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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.
Monday, February 26, 2007.
Met according to adjournment at eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Havern in the Chair).
The Chair (Mr. Havern), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
There being no objection, the Chair (Mr. Havern) handed the gavel to Mr. Hedlund for the purposes of an introduction. Mr. Hedlund then introduced, in French, students from the Quebec province in Canada who were touring the State House.
The following communications were severally placed on file:
Communication from the Department of Public Health relative to a plan of correction submitted pursuant to inspection of the Middlesex County House of Correction and Jail (received Thursday, February 22, 2007);
Communication from the Department of Public Health relative to a plan of correction submitted pursuant to inspection of Women in Transition (received Thursday, February 22, 2007); and
Communication from the Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs (under the provisions of Joint Rule 1) relative to rules of procedure for said committee for the 2007-2008 legislative session (received Thursday, February 22, 2007).
A report of the Division of Unemployment Assistance (under the provisions of Section 14F of Chapter 151A of the General Laws) relative to the condition of the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund for the month of February, 2007 (received Friday, February 23, 2007),— was placed on file.
Executive Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 2007.
In accordance with a provision of Joint Rule 23A, the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight, to whom was referred Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 2007 (submitted by the Governor under the provisions of Article LXXXVII of the Amendments to the Constitution) reorganizing the Governor’s Cabinet and certain agencies of the Executive Department (see House, No. 2034),— was placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session (the time within which the said committee was required to report having expired), the question being, “Shall this reorganization plan be approved?”
Papers From The House.
Messages were referred in concurrence as follows:
Message from His Excellency the Governor (under the provisions of Article LXXXIX of the Amendments to the Constitution) recommending legislation authorizing the town of Wellesley to convey a certain parcel of land (House, No. 3748);
To the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.
Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to establishing the municipal partnership act (House, No. 3749), as follows:
So much as relates to section 30,— to the committee on Education;
So much as relates to sections 9 to 19, inclusive, section 21 and sections 34, 35 and 36,— to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government;
So much as relates to sections 4 to 8, inclusive,— to the committee on Public Service;
So much as relates to sections 1 and 2, section 20, sections 22 to 29, inclusive, and sections 31, 32 and 33,— to the committee on Revenue; and
So much as relates to section 3,— to the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
A Bill authorizing the Commissioner of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey certain land in the town of Foxborough (House, No. 2020,— on petition),— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Hedlund, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.
On motion of Mr. Knapik,—
Ordered, That, when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Wednesday next at two o’clock P.M., in a full formal session.
Adjournment in Memory of Former Representative Joseph M. Connolly.
The Senator from Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex, Mr. Brown, and the Senator from Middlesex and Norfolk, Ms. Spilka, presented a request that when the Senate adjourns today, it do so in memory of Former State Representative Joseph M. Connolly of Natick.
Joseph Connolly served in the House of Representatives from 1983 to 1990.
Accordingly, as a mark of respect to Former State Representative Joseph M. Connolly, at eigh t minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., on motion of Mr. Hedlund, the Senate adjourned to meet again on Wednesday next at two o’clock P.M.