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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, March 19, 2007.

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

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

Petitions.

Petitions were presented and referred as follows:

By Mr. Panagiotakos, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2153) of Steven C. Panagiotakos, David M. Nangle, Kevin J. Murphy and Thomas A. Golden, Jr. (with approval of mayor and city council) for legislation relative to a parcel of land in the city of Lowell [Local approval received];
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets.

By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2156) of Marc R. Pacheco and Susan W. Gifford (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Wareham to issue fifteen (15) additional licenses for the sale of all-alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises [Local approval received];
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Consumer Protec­tion and Professional Licensure.

By Mr. Berry, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2152) of Frederick E. Berry and John D. Keenan (with vote of mayor and city council) for legislation to adopt protections for Salem’s governmentally involved housing stock in the city of Salem [Local approval received];
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Housing.

By Mr. Morrissey, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2160) of Michael W. Morrissey, Bruce J. Ayers, Ronald Mariano and A. Stephen S. Tobin (with approval of mayor and city council) for legislation to authorize the city of Quincy to establish a neighborhood stabilization fund [Local approval received];
By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2155) of Marc R. Pacheco and Susan W. Gifford (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to the interest rate to be charged upon apportioned betterment assessments for the Weweantic sewer project in the town of Wareham [Local approval received]; and
By the same Senator, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2158) of Marc R. Pacheco and Susan W. Gifford (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to interest rates to be charged upon apportioned betterment assessments in the town of Wareham [Local approval received];
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Munici­palities and Regional Government.

By the same Senator, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2154) of Marc R. Pacheco, James H. Fagan, Patricia A. Haddad and Stephen R. Canessa (with approval of mayor and city council) for legislation to authorize the certification and eligibility as firefighters in the city of Taunton [Local approval received];
By the same Senator, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2157) of Marc R. Pacheco and Susan W. Gifford (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to provision of health insurance to surviving spouses of long-term employees of the town of Wareham [Local approval received; and
By Mr. Panagiotakos, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2161) of Steven C. Panagiotakos (with approval of mayor and city council) for legislation to exempt the position of superintendent of police in the city of Lowell from the provisions of civil service law [Local approval received];
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Public Service.

By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2159) of Michael R. Knapik and Donald F. Humason, Jr. (with approval of mayor and city council) for legislation relative to the city of Westfield regarding the Westfield Municipal Light Board;
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Telecommu­ni­ca­tions, Utilities and Energy.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

Report of a Committee.

By Ms. Tucker, for the committee on Housing, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 17), a Bill relative to providing for homeownership opportunities in weak markets (Senate, No. 2162);
Read and, under Joint Rule 1F, referred to the committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Seth Patrick Cannon upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Travaglini) “congratulating Amelia Mildred D’Iorio on the occasion of her ninetieth birthday.”

Report of a Committee.

By Ms. Murray, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill releasing a nondevelopment covenant restriction on certain land located in the town of Leicester (House, No. 19, amended),— ought to pass.
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, in concurrence.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Moore,
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Wednesday next at one o’clock P.M., in a full formal session without a calendar.

On motion of Mr. Knapik, at ten minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Wednesday at one o’clock P.M.