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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.
Monday, April 2, 2007.
Met according to adjournment at eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Baddour in the Chair).
The Chair (Mr. Baddour), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
The following communication was received from the Honorable Frederick E. Berry, Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Arrangement of Seats:
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
SENATE MAJORITY LEADER
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON 02133-1053
April 2, 2007.
Mr. William Welch
Clerk of the Senate
State House, Room 335
Boston, MA 02133
Dear Mr. Clerk,
As Chair of the committee on seating arrangement, I am recommending the following changes:
The Senator from Middlesex, Mr. Panagiotakos, has been assigned seat number 5 on the President’s left;
The Senator from Essex and Middlesex, Mr. McGee, has been assigned seat number 17 on the President’s left;
And the Senator from Bristol and Norfolk, Mr. Timilty, has been assigned seat number 18 on the President’s left.
FREDERICK E. BERRY,
The communication was placed on file.
Mr. Moore presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Richard T. Moore and Jennifer M. Callahan for legislation relative to the use of certain bonds by the Blackstone Millville Regional School District,— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.
A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3970) of Sarah K. Peake and Robert A. O’Leary (by vote of the town) that the town of Orleans be exempt from the prevailing wage law in the construction of affordable housing in said town,— was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
Reports of Committees.
By Mr. Tolman, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Joan M. Menard for legislation relative to child care providers.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Tolman, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
By Mr. Tolman, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Steven. C. Panagiotakos for legislation to require the use of helmets by certain children during winter sporting activities.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Tolman, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Joyce and Creedon) “on the retirement of Colleen Less.”
On motion of Mr. Tisei,—
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 the same Senator, at seven minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Wednesday at one o’clock P.M.