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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007.

Met at six minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Pacheco in the Chair).

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

Petition.

Mr. Augustus (by request) presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Patricia Flynn for legislation to allow CORI access to certain landlords with minor tenants and certain parents of minor children,— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Reports of a Committee.

By Ms. Spilka, for the committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities, on petition, a Bill relative to increasing consumer access to licensed marriage and family therapists (Senate, No. 120); and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 70), a Bill relative to toy safety for the protection of children (Senate, No. 2340);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

By Ms. Spilka, for the committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities, on petition, a Bill relative to the birth certificates of certain adopted children (Senate, No. 71);
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A message from His Excellency the Governor (under the provisions of Section 8 of Article LXXXIX of the Amendments to the Constitution) recommending legislation relative to validating the action taken at the annual town election held in the town of Lanesborough (House, No. 4250),— was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Election Laws.

Bills
Establishing a sick leave bank for Diane Godin, an employee of the Department of Mental Retardation (House, No. 4223,— on petition); and
Establishing a sick leave bank for Michael Antonucci, an employee of the Department of Correction (House, No. 4224, amended,— on petition);
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

A Bill relative to certain members of the Cambridge retirement system (House, No. 4024,— on petition),— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Reports

Of the committee on Housing, asking to be discharged from further consideration

Of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1287) of Thomas M. Stanley and others relative to the consolidation of certain mental health facilities for the purpose of creating surplus land,— and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
Of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1288) of Louanne Fucci for legislation to permit the discharging or boarding of students at certain intersections,— and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Transportation.
Were severally 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. Morrissey) “on the one hundredth anniversary of Rockland Trust Bank”; and
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Wilkerson) “acknowledging September as National Sickle Cell Awareness Month.”

Communication.

The Clerk read the following communication:

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
MASSACHUSETTS SENATE
STATE HOUSE, ROOM 213B, BOSTON 02133

September 21, 2007.

Mr. William F. Welch, Clerk
Massachusetts Senate
The State House
Boston, MA 02133

Dear Mr. Clerk:

I regret that due to longstanding commitments in my district, I was unable to attend yesterday’s Senate session. Had I been present, my votes would have been as follows:

4000-0600 YES
8000-0619 YES
4200-0500 YES
7061-9619 YES
7077-0023 YES
2511-0100 YES
8910-0000 YES
8400-0001 YES
8324-0000 YES
1000-0001 YES
4800-0151 YES
4403-2120 YES
2810-0100 YES
2820-0100 YES
7007-1200 YES
2030-1000 YES
7007-1000 YES
4000-0700 YES
4000-0300 YES
2800-0700 YES
7004-0099 YES
0322-0100 YES
0330-0300 YES
0330-3337 YES
7003-0702 YES
7007-0900 YES
1201-0100 YES

Outside

Section 34 YES

H-4117 YES
S-1169 YES
H-3990 YES

Tisei Amendment to S-2301 NO

I respectfully request that the contents of this letter be printed in the Senate Journal.

Very truly yours,
GALE D. CANDARAS,
State Senator,
1st Hampden and Hampshire District.

On motion of Mr. Brown, the above communication was ordered printed in the Journal of the Senate.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Panagiotakos, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill relating to the distribution and sale of household cleaning products containing phosphorous (Senate, No. 536, changed),— ought to pass.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Brown, and the bill was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.

By Mr. Panagiotakos, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill relative to oceans (Senate, No. 2281),— ought to pass, with an amendment substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2346).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tisei, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means.
The bill (Senate, No. 2346) was then ordered to a third reading.

By Ms. Menard, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 7B be suspended on the Senate petition of Richard T. Moore and Paul Kujawski (by vote of the town) for legislation to establish the Whitin Reservoir Watershed District in the town of Douglas.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Brown, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4252) of John J. Binienda and others relative to the disposition of the unclaimed remains of certain cremated persons;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Health.
Joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4253) of John J. Binienda and Edward M. Augustus, Jr., for legislation to further regulate the assessment of property taxes in the cities and towns of the Commonwealth;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Revenue.

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 twelve minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following day at one o’clock P.M.