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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008.
Met according to adjournment at eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Petruccelli in the Chair).
The Chair (Mr. Petruccelli), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
The following reports were severally read and placed on file:
A report of the Human Resources Division (under the provisions of Section 25 of Chapter 31 of the General Laws) submitting a listing of Civil Service public safety police promotional lists that have been revoked by the Personnel Administrator as of March 1, 2008 (received Monday, March 10, 2008);
A report of Zoo New England (pursuant to Chapter 92B of the General Laws and line item 2800-0200 of the General Appropriation Act for FY 2006) submitting a copy of its FY07 Legislative Report and copy of annual report (received Monday, March 10, 2008); and
A report of the Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission submitting a copy of its Experience Study Report for the Massachusetts Teachers’ Retirement System (received Monday, March 10, 2008).
Mr. Downing presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Benjamin B. Downing for legislation relative to procurement by the Commonwealth,— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
Reports of Committees.
By Mr. Antonioni, for the committee on Education, on Senate, Nos. 299, 332, 344, 364 and 381, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Education to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to non-Chapter 70 finance (Senate, No. 2541);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate, Nos. 333, 342, 351 and 382, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Education to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to personnel (Senate, No. 2542);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate, Nos. 270, 291, 313, 316, 325, 331, 346, 347, 348, 377 and 379, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Education to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to Chapter 70 (Senate, No. 2543); and
By Mr. McGee, for the committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs, on Senate, Nos. 2130, 2141 and 2145, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to veterans affairs (Senate, No. 2547);
Severally referred, under Joint Rule 29, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
Mr. McGee, for the committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2140) of Richard T. Moore and Paul K. Frost for legislation to modernize assistance to veterans who retire from public service,— and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Public Service.
Under Senate Rule 36, the report was considered forthwith and accepted.
Sent to the House for concurrence.
PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.
A Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Donna L. Monfredo, an employee of the Department of Correction (House, No. 4571,— on petition),— was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Wilkerson) “honoring Evelyn Friedman, Executive Director of Nuestra Comunidad Development Corporation.”
The Clerk read the following communication:—
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON 02133-1053
March 11, 2008.
Mr. William F. Welch
Clerk of the Massachusetts Senate
State House, Room 335
Boston, MA 02133
Dear Mr. Clerk:
On Thursday March 6th, I was out of state due to a family commitment. Therefore, I was unable to be present in the Senate Chamber for the roll call votes on the following matters:
The first matter was on engrossment of S-1204, An Act Relative to the Appointment of Town Managers. Had I been present, I would have voted in the affirmative.
The second matter taken up was on enactment of S-2318, An Act Authorizing the Town of Templeton to Exchange a Parcel of Conservation Land for a Larger Parcel to be Held for Conservation Purposes. Had I been present, I would have voted in the affirmative
I respectfully request that a copy of this communication be printed in today’s Senate Journal. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
SCOTT P. BROWN,
On motion of Mr. Tarr, the above communication was ordered printed in the Journal of the Senate.
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., and that the Clerk be directed to dispense with the printing of a calendar.
On motion of the same Senator, at nineteen minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o’clock A.M.