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Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Wednesday, December 26, 2007.

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

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


A report of the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees (under the provisions of Section 3 of Chapter 75 of the General Laws) relative to rules and regulations adopted by the Trustees of the University of Massachusetts in 2007 (copies having been forwarded as required by law) (received Friday, December 21, 2007),— was placed on file.

Reports of Committees.

By Ms. Resor, for the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, on petition, a Bill providing improved management of state forests (Senate, No. 481);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to public access for recreational trails (Senate, No. 559);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 512), a Bill updating the animal control laws (Senate, No. 2450);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2357), a Bill to improve school campus air quality (Senate, No. 2451); and
By Ms. Wilkerson, for the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight, on petition, a Bill to require the disclosure of location and conditions of manufacture of services and supplies furnished to the Commonwealth (Senate, No. 2412);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.


Relative to the issuance of an all alcohol beverage license in the city of Easthampton (House, No. 4176,— on House, No. 3978) [Local approval received on House, No. 3978];
Authorizing the town of Harwich to acquire certain cemetery property (House, No. 4255,— on petition) [Local approval received]; and
Relative to the land acquisition and maintenance fund of the town of Eastham (House, No. 4256,— on petition) [Local approval received];
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,—

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

On motion of Mr. Tarr, at fourteen minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Friday at eleven o’clock A.M.