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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007.

Met according to adjournment at five minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Ms. Wilkerson 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 (Ms. wilkerson), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Report.

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 August 2007 (received Thursday, September 27, 2007),— was placed on file.

Petitions.

Mr. Pacheco presented a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2333) of Marc R. Pacheco and Susan W. Gifford (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to Gary J. Lopes, Jr., an employee of the town of Wareham [Local approval received],— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Public Service.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Mr. Buoniconti presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen J. Buoniconti for legislation relative to the establishment of a dangerous dog registry,— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4226) of Alice K. Wolf and others (with the approval of the city council) for legislation to authorize the owners of Three Fuller Place in the city of Cambridge to file an abatement application for two previous years,— was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Revenue.

Bills
Relative to elections in the town of Merrimac (House, No. 3947,— on petition) [Local approval received]; and
Relative to the town of Duxbury (House, No. 4098,— on petition) [Local approval received];
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Panagiotakos) “congratulating the Sisters of the Assumption for their 100 years of service to the Saint Louis School in Lowell.”

Reports of a Committee.

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 House Bill designating a certain pier in the town of Winthrop as the Charles J. Famolare Pier (House, No. 1931).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Moore, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

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 brain aneurysm awareness month (Senate, No. 1870).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, 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.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
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 (Ms. Wilkerson) and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:
Designating a certain parcel of land in the town of Canton as the Clyde S. Pushard Field (see House, No. 750); and
Relative to retirement benefits for Thomas Kamataris (see House, No. 4077).

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Moore,—

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 Former Senator Herbert S. Tuckerman of Beverly.

The Senator from Essex, Mr. Berry, presented a request that when the Senate adjourns today, it do so in memory of former Senator Herbert S. Tuckerman of Beverly.

Herbert Tuckerman served under General George Patton during World War II and then began a career in conservative state politics amid a lifelong devotion to the Republican Party.

Mr. Tuckerman served as a State Representative from Beverly from 1953 to 1956 and served in the State Senate from 1957 to 1958.

Accordingly, as a mark of respect to the memory of former Senator Herbert S. Tuckerman of Beverly, at twenty-three minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., on motion of Mr. Tarr, the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at eleven o’clock A.M.