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Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Monday, July 9, 2007.

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

The Senator from Essex and Middlesex, Mr. Tarr, led the Chair (Mr. Rosenberg), members, guests and employees in the recitation of the pledge of allegiance to the flag.


A communication from the Department of Public Health relative to a plan of correction submitted pursuant to inspection of MCI Concord (received Thursday, July 5, 2007),— was read and sent to the House for its information.


A report of the Department of Public Utilities (pursuant to Sec­tion 193 (1G)(g) of the Electric Restructuring Act of Chapter 164 of the Acts of 1997) submitting its annual report concerning installations of cogeneration, renewable energy, fuel cell, and onsite generation facilities (collectively “self generation”) for the year 2005 (received Thursday, July 5, 2007),— was placed on file.


Petitions were presented and referred as follows:

By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2287) of Marc R. Pacheco and Susan W. Gifford (by vote of the town) for legislation to establish a community events fund for the town of Wareham [Local approval received]; and
By Ms. Walsh, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2277) of Marian Walsh and John H. Rogers (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to the financing of a contract termination charge by the town of Norwood [Local approval received];
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Munici­palities and Regional Government.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Creedon, for the committee on the Judiciary, on Senate, No. 2261 and House, No. 4090, a Bill to improve juror service (Senate, No. 2261);
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.


The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Brown and Timilty) “congratulating the Scots’ Charitable Society for 350 years of outstanding service to men and women of Scottish heritage”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. O’Leary) “recognizing the accomplishments of the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. O’Leary) “congratulating the Sturgis Charter School”; and
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Spilka, Messrs. Morrissey, Antonioni, Augustus, Baddour, Berry, Brewer, Brown, Buoniconti, Ms. Candaras, Ms. Chandler, Mr. Creedon, Ms. Creem, Mr. Downing, Ms. Fargo, Messrs. Hart, Havern, Hedlund, Ms. Jehlen, Messrs. Joyce, Knapik, McGee, Ms. Menard, Messrs. Montigny, Moore, O’Leary, Pacheco, Panagiotakos, Ms. Resor, Messrs. Rosenberg, Tarr, Timilty, Tisei, Tolman, Ms. Tucker, Ms. Walsh and Ms. Wilkerson) “honoring Gerald J. Morrissey, Jr., for 32 years of public service.”

Engrossed Bill — Amended.

The engrossed Bill authorizing the conveyance of certain parcels of land (see House, No. 3753) (which originated in the House), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage,,— was laid before the Senate.
On motion of Mr. Tarr, Senate Rule 49 was suspended.

Ms. Walsh moved that the engrossed bill be amended by inserting after section 1 the following 2 sections:—
“SECTION 1A. As a condition of the conveyance authorized in section 1, the town of Norwood shall transfer a parcel of land under the care, custody, management and control of the board of selectmen and dedicated for general municipal purposes to the conservation commission and such parcel shall be dedicated for conservation purposes. If no suitable parcel can be transferred to the conservation commission, the town shall grant a conservation restriction to the conservation commission on a parcel of land under the care, custody, management and control of the board of selectmen for general municipal purposes. Any parcel dedicated pursuant to this section, shall be of equal or greater size and value to the portion of the parcel described in section 1.
SECTION 1B. If the land conveyed pursuant to section 1 ceases to be used for the purposes described in said section 1, the land shall revert back to the town of Norwood for public park purposes.”
The amendment was adopted.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendments.

Order Adopted.

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

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