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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, June 25, 2007.

Met according to adjournment at eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Hart in the Chair).

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

Reports.

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 June 2007 (received Thursday, June 21, 2007),— was placed on file.

The following reports were severally read and sent to the House for its information:
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 MCI-Plymouth (received Friday, June 22, 2007); and
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 Middlesex County Jail (received Friday, June 22, 2007).

Petitions.

Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:
By Mr. Baddour, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Steven A. Baddour and Thomas A. Golden, Jr. for legislation to establish the Massachusetts Missing Child Clearinghouse; and
By Mr. Buoniconti, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen J. Buoniconti and Rosemary Sandlin for legislation relative to community housing and senior centers;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Reports of Committees.

By Ms. Candaras, for the committee on Mental Health and Sub­stance Abuse, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1141), a Bill further establishing oversight of sober homes (Senate, No. 2276);
Referred, under Joint Rule 1E, to the committee on Health Care Financing.

By Ms. Chandler, for the committee on Community Development and Small Business, on petition, a Bill establishing pilot artist enterprise zones (Senate, No. 128);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate, No. 132 and House, No. 160, a Bill relative to smart growth housing trust fund (Senate, No. 132);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to renewal communities and smart growth zoning (Senate, No. 156); and
By Ms. Wilkerson, for the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight, on petition, a Bill to authorize the human resources division to undertake a study of the state’s job classification system (Senate, No. 1858);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

By Ms. Chandler, for the committee on Community Development and Small Business, on petition, a Bill relative to the sale of unweaned birds (Senate, No. 147);
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

By Mr. Joyce, for the committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2016) of Michael Frishman for legislation relative to tobacco use in broadcasts;
Referred, under Senate Rule 36, to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A Communication from the Division of Energy Resources of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (under the provisions of Section 12 of Chapter 25A of the General Laws) submitting final amended proposed regulations (225 CMR 14.00) relative to the renewable energy portfolio standard (accompanied by report, House, No. 4112),— was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4108) of Cleon H. Turner and Robert A. O’Leary (by vote of the town) that the town of Dennis be authorized to establish a waterways dredging and maintenance capital improvement fund;
To the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4109) of Stephen P. LeDuc and Pamela Resor (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to freeze the real estate taxes of certain elderly residents of the city of Marlborough;
To the committee on Revenue.

A Bill to promote quality and affordable municipal health insurance through the Group Insurance Commission (House, No. 4110,— on House, Nos. 2601 and 3749, sections 4, 6, 7 and 8),— was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.
A report of the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2226) of Robert A. O’Leary and Eric Turkington (by vote of the town) for legislation to further clarify the Nantucket Islands Land Bank Act regarding real property interests subject to the land bank act’s transfer fee, and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Revenue,— was considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Antonioni and Mr. Brewer) “recognizing the Heywood Hospital centennial”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Brewer) “in recognition of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Ware Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2577”;
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Chandler) “commending Peter S. Fellenz for his dedication to creating housing opportunities”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. O’Leary) “congratulating Allen Stewart on the occasion of his retirement.”

Reports of Committees.

Ms. Menard, for the committee on Ethics and Rules, reported that the following matter be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session:
The Senate Bill relative to municipal real estate tax notices (Senate, No. 1691).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tisei, and the bill was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.

By Ms. Menard, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Susan C. Tucker and Barry R. Finegold for legislation relative to antique barometers.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Tisei, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS PROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4113) of Frank I. Smizik relative to increasing the civil administrative penalties for certain violations by licensees of professions and occupations under the supervision of the Division of Professional Licensure;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4114) of Karyn E. Polito and Edward M. Augustus, Jr. for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Donna Towner, an employee of the Trial Court;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on the Judiciary.
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4115) of Paul J. Donato that the State Retirement Board be authorized to grant certain creditable service to Robert M. Penta as an elected public official of the city of Medford;
Under suspension, of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Service.

Order Adopted.

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

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