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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008.

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

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

Communications.

A communication from the Honorable Therese Murray, President of the Senate, announcing the appointment of Senator Stephen M. Brewer to the Special Commission established (pursuant to Chapter 3 of the Resolves of 2008) to make an investigation and study of the feasibility of establishing a statewide law enforcement training program; and

A communication from the Honorable Richard R. Tisei, Senate Minority Leader, announcing the appointment of Senator Scott P. Brown to the Special Commission established (pursuant to Chapter 3 of the Resolves of 2008) to make an investigation and study of the feasibility of establishing a statewide law enforcement training program.
The communications were severally placed on file.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Tarr, Augustus, Brewer and Brown, Ms. Fargo, Messrs. Galluccio, Morrissey, O’Leary and Pacheco, Ms. Resor, Ms. Spilka, Mr. Tisei and Ms. Tucker,) “honoring Shriners Hospital for Children— Boston.”

Reports of a Committee.

Mr. Downing, 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 authorizing the Board of Water Commissioners of the Mashpee Water District to approve certain abatements (Senate, No. 1178).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Brown, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Mr. Downing, 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 House Bill designating a certain interchange in the town of Yarmouth as the State Trooper Ellen Engelhardt Interchange (House, No. 4918).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Brown, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Paper from the House.
Order Adopted.

The following House Order (approved by the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently) was considered forthwith, as follows, to wit:
Ordered, that the General Court be authorized to receive the final report of the special commission established (under Chapter 2 of the Resolves of 2007) pertaining to band instruments and the prevention of the spread of contagious diseases through the use of such instruments in schools, said report having been due on August 1, 2008.
The order was adopted, in concurrence.

Recess.

There being no objection, at a quarter past eleven o’clock A.M., the Chair (Mr. Rosenberg) declared a recess; and at seven minutes past one o’clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, Mr. Rosenberg in the Chair.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Brown,—

Ordered,
That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Thursday next at eleven o’clock A.M., and that the Clerk be directed to dispense with the printing of a calendar.

Adjournment in Memory of Melvin E. Dyer.

The Senator from Plymouth and Norfolk, Mr. Hedlund, requested that when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn in memory of Melvin E. Dyer, of Marshfield.
Mr. Dyer was working part-time as a Duxbury Police Officer when he was struck by a car while directing traffic outside the Marshfield Fair on Aug. 16. He passed away this past Monday as a result of his injuries. Mr. Dyer served in the United States Marine Corps for more than 20 years, including a tour of duty in Vietnam during which he was awarded a Purple Heart. He taught gun safety at the Marshfield Rod & Gun Club, and worked as a deputy sheriff within the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office for three years. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie, daughter Melissa, and son Michael.

Accordingly, as a mark of respect to the memory of Melvin E. Dyer, at eight minutes past one o’clock P.M., on motion of Mr. Brown, the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at eleven o’clock A.M.