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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Thursday, September 4, 2008.

Met according to adjournment at eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Petruccelli 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. Petruccelli), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Petition.

Mr. Galluccio presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Anthony D. Galluccio for legislation relative to civil service age restrictions,— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Antonioni, for the committee on Education, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2763), an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Education to make an investigation and study of a certain current document relative to the town of Winchendon (Senate, No. 2878) [Local approval received on Senate, No. 2763];
Referred, under Joint Rule 29, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Committees Discharged.

Mr. Downing, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration
Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Public Service to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to public service (Senate, No. 2876); and
Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Public Service to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to public service (Senate, No. 2877);
And recommending that the same severally be referred to the Senate committee on Ethics and Rules.
Under Senate Rule 36, the reports were severally considered forthwith and accepted.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Augustus) “congratulating Bill White on the occasion of his retirement”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Tisei) “commemorating the 25th annual Stoneham Town Day.”

Recess.

There being no objection, at twenty-nine minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Chair (Mr. Petruccelli) declared a recess; and at twenty-five minutes past twelve o’clock noon, the Senate reassembled, Mr. Petruccelli in the Chair.

Papers from the House.

A Bill providing the terms of certain bonds and notes to be issued by the Commonwealth (printed in House, No. 4813,— being a message from His Excellency the Governor),— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Knapik, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill designating a certain interchange in the town of Yarmouth as the State Trooper Ellen Engelhardt interchange (see House, No. 4918) (which originated in the House), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, was passed to be enacted and was signed by the Acting President (Mr. Petruccelli) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

Recess.

There being no objection, at twenty-eight minutes past twelve o’clock noon, the Chair (Mr. Petruccelli) declared a recess; and at six minutes before two o’clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, Mr. McGee in the Chair (having been appointed by the President, under authority conferred by Senate Rule 4, to perform the duties of the Chair).

Papers from the House.
Emergency Preambles Adopted.

An engrossed Bill providing the terms of certain bonds and notes to be used by the Commonwealth (see House Bill, printed in House, No. 4813), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage and containing an emergency preamble,— was laid before the Senate; and, a separate vote being taken in accordance with the requirements of Article LXVII of the Amendments to the Constitution, the preamble was adopted in concurrence, by a vote of 2 to 0.
The bill was signed by the Acting President (Mr. McGee) and sent to the House for enactment.

An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Alice Eldridge, an employee of the Department of Revenue (see Senate, No. 2745, amended), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage and containing an emergency preamble,— was laid before the Senate; and, a separate vote being taken in accordance with the requirements of Article LXVII of the Amendments to the Constitution, the preamble was adopted in concurrence, by a vote of 2 to 0.
The bill was signed by the Acting President (Mr. McGee) and sent to the House for enactment.

Engrossed Bills.

The following engrossed bills (the first two of which originated in the Senate), 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. McGee) and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:
Establishing a sick leave bank for Alice Eldridge, an employee of the Department of Revenue (see Senate, No. 2745, amended);
Authorizing the placement of 2 questions on the ballot at the biennial state election relative to the licensing of sales of wine and malt beverages in the city of Melrose (see Senate, No. 2875);
Designating a certain bridge in the town of Falmouth as the Raleigh D. Costa Memorial Bridge (see House, No. 4435); and
Providing the terms of certain bonds and notes to be used by the Commonwealth (see House Bill, printed in House, No. 4813).

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Knapik,—

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

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