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Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Tuesday, June 19, 2007.

Met at one minute past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Tolman in the Chair) (having been appointed by the President, under authority conferred by Senate Rule 4, to perform the duties of the Chair).

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


A communication from the Honorable Therese Murray, President of the Senate, announcing the appointment (pursuant to Section 66 of Chapter 3 of the General Laws) of Jacqueline D. Lane to the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women (MCSW), for a term to expire on November 30, 2007,— was placed on file.


The following reports were severally read and placed on file:
A report of the Joint Labor-Management Committee submitting the Committee’s regularly scheduled Chairman’s/Case Meetings for the months of July through December 2007 (FY08) (received Friday, June 15, 2007); and
A report of the Public Employee Retirement Administration Com­mis­sion (under the provisions of Chapter 32 of the General Laws) submitting a copy of its annual report which details the Commission’s activities and the experience of the Massachusetts’ public pension systems during 2006 (received Friday, June 15, 2007).

A report of the Department of Public Health (under the provisions of Sections 5 and 20 of Chapter 111 of the General Laws) relative to inspection of the Ludlow-Hampden Correctional Center (received Monday, June 11, 2007),— was read and sent to the House for its information.

Report of a Committee.

By Ms. Resor, for the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, on petition, a Bill relating to the distribution and sale of household cleaning products containing phosphorous (Senate, No. 536, changed in line 4, by inserting the word “a” before the word “commercial” and in line 5, by striking out the word “machines” and inserting in place thereof the word “process”);
Read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.


A message from His Excellency the Governor submitting recommendations for making certain appropriations for fiscal year 2008 before final action on the General Appropriation Bill (House, No. 4091),— was referred, in concurrence, to the House committee on Ways and Means.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4089) of David B. Sullivan and others (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to the appointment of certain persons to the position of fire fighter in the city of Fall River,— was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Public Service.

Relative to joint public libraries (House, No. 3401,— on petition); and
Establishing a sick leave bank for Thomas A. Connolly, an employee of the Department of Correction (House, No. 4023,— on petition);
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.


The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Augustus, Brewer and Moore) “congratulating David E. Roach for his 35 years of dedicated service to public education in the Commonwealth”;
Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Augustus, Barrios, McGee and Tisei) “honoring Stephen A. Fulchino for his distinguished service as Director of the George Fingold State Library”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Morrissey) “on the retirement of Joseph David Shea’’;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. O’Leary) “on the retirement of Peter Borrelli”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Bradley J. Kefalis upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”.

Engrossed Bills.

The following engrossed bills (both of which originated in the House), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, were severally passed to be enacted and were signed by the Acting President (Mr. Tolman) and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:
Regulating preliminary elections in the city of Woburn (see House, No. 3973); and
Authorizing the town of Sudbury to extend the election date for approving a debt exclusion vote (see House, No. 4042).

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,—
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Thursday next at one o’clock P.M., in a full formal session.

On motion of the same Senator, at twelve minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at one o’clock P.M.