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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, January 26, 2009.

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

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

Communications.

The following communications were severally read and placed on file:

Communication from the Department of Public Health relative to a plan of correction submitted pursuant to inspection of the South Middlesex Women’s Pre-release Correctional Center (received January 12, 2009);

Communication from the Department of Youth Services (pursuant to Section 16 of Chapter 123A of the General Laws) submitting a letter relative to the treatment of persons committed as sexually dangerous (Copies having been forwarded as required to the Senate Committees on Ways and Means and the Judiciary.) (received January 15, 2009); and

Communication from the Division of Professional Licensure (under the provisions of Sections 227 to 235 of Chapter 112 of the General Laws) relative to 801 CMR 4.02, giving notification of a new fee for state licensure of various establishments (A copy having been forwarded to the Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.) (received January 22, 2009).

Reports.

The following reports were severally read and placed on file:

Report of the Joint Labor-Management Committee (pursuant to Clause (a) of Subdivision 3 of Section 1 of Chapter 589 of the Acts of 1987) submitting its 2008 report relative to dispute resolution (received January 7, 2009);

Report of the Office of the Comptroller (pursuant to the provisions of Section 12(c) of Chapter 7A of the General Laws) submitting the Commonwealth’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for fiscal year ended June 30, 2008 (FY08) (received January 9, 2009);

Report of the Executive Office of Transportation, on behalf of the Structurally Deficient Bridge Improvement Program Coordination and Oversight Council (pursuant to Section 16 of Chapter 233 of the Acts of 2008) submitting its report of progress, expenditures and personnel for 2008 (received January 9, 2009);
Report of the Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety and Medical Error Reduction (under the provisions of Section 16E(f) of Chapter 6A of the General Laws) submitting its annual report for the year 2008 (received January 12, 2009);

Report of the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (under the provisions of Chapter 161B of the General Laws) submitting its annual report for Fiscal Year 2008 (received January 12, 2009);

Report of the Public Employee Retirement Administration (under the provisions of Section 21(3)(f) of Chapter 32 of the General Laws) submitting its report on cost of living adjustments for retirees and beneficiaries (received January 13, 2009);

Report of the Department of Telecommunications and Energy (under the provisions of Section 2 of Chapter 166A of the General Laws, as most recently amended by Chapter 19 of the Acts of 2007) submitting its report concerning petitions for appeal of decisions involving cable television regulation in 2008 (received January 13, 2009);

Report of the Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission submitting its Financial Bulletin for Fourth Quarter 2008 (received January 14, 2009);
Report of the Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council (under the provisions of Section 17 of Chapter 23E of the General Laws) submitting its Fiscal Year 2008 Annual Report: The State of the Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation System (received January 15, 2009);

Report of the Office of Community Corrections (under the provisions of Section 5 of Chapter 211F of the General Laws) submitting its Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2008 (received January 22, 2009); and

Report of the Administrative Office of the Trial Court (under the provisions of item 0330-3200 contained in Section 2 of Chapter 45 of the Acts of 2005) detailing the number of court officers and associate court officers located in each of the Trial Courts (received January 23, 2009).

The following reports were severally read and sent to the House for its information:

Report of the Department of Public Health (under the provisions of Sections 5 and 20 of Chapter 111 of the General Laws) relative to inspection of the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office I.C.E. Facility (received January 12, 2009);

Report of the Department of Public Health (under the provisions of Sections 5 and 20 of Chapter 111 of the General Laws) relative to inspection of the Boston Pre-Release Center (received January 12, 2009); and

Report of the Department of Public Health (under the provisions of Sections 5 and 20 of Chapter 111 of the General Laws) relative to inspection of the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office Women’s Center (received January 12, 2009).

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Jennie Keelin on the occasion of her one hundredth birthday”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Gloria A. Paquin on her 105th birthday”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating James and Janet Silvia on their 50th wedding anniversary.”

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tisei,—

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Thursday next one o’clock P.M., in a full formal session without a calendar.