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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.
Thursday, December 13, 2007.
Met according to adjournment at eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Timilty in the Chair).
The Chair (Mr. Timilty), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
The following communications were severally received and placed on file:
A communication was received from the Honorable Richard R. Tisei, Senate Minority Leader, announcing that Senator Bruce E. Tarr has been appointed as the Minority Leader’s designee to the Biofuels Task Force; and
A communication from the Department of Public Health relative to a plan of correction submitted pursuant to inspection of the Hampshire County Jail and House of Correction (received Wednesday, December 12, 2007).
Petitions were presented and referred as follows:
By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2445) of Bruce E. Tarr and Bradford Hill (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to incurring indebtedness in the town of Ipswich; and
By the same Senator, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2446) of Bruce E. Tarr and Bradford Hill (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to the operation of the sewer system of the town of Ipswich;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.
Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:
By Mr. Brewer, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen M. Brewer, Richard T. Moore, Harriette L. Chandler, Anne M. Gobi and other members of the General Court for legislation allowing students in vocational technical high school programs to be involved in plumbing projects;
By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Robert L. Hedlund for legislation granting creditable service to Kathleen Edwards;
By Mr. Knapik, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael R. Knapik, Stephen P. LeDuc, James M. Murphy, Bruce E. Tarr and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to tax, deductions for home heating;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.
A Bill relative to the transfer of title to condominium units (House, No. 1246,— on petition),— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.
Matter Taken Out of the Orders of the Day.
There being no objection, the following matter was taken out of the Orders of the Day and considered as follows:
The House Bill authorizing the town of Westborough to grant an additional license for sale of wine and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 4178),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act authorizing the town of Westborough to grant an additional license for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises”.
Report 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 House Bill relative to investments of dental service corporations (House, No. 1042).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Hedlund, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4434) of Viriato Manuel deMacedo and Daniel K. Webster for legislation to include certain compounds in the classification of controlled substances;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Health.
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4435) of Matthew C. Patrick for legislation to designate a certain bridge over the Coonamessett River on Route 28 in the town of Falmouth as the Lieutenant Raleigh D. Costa Memorial Bridge;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Transportation.
On motion of Mr. Hedlund,—
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 four minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Monday at eleven o’clock A.M.