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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.
Monday, March 9, 2009.
Met at one minute past 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.
A communication from the Honorable Therese Murray, President of the Senate, announcing her appointment (pursuant to Chapter 354 of the Acts of 2008) of Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz to the Massachusetts Creative Economy Council, — was placed on file.
The following petition (having been deposited in the Office of the Clerk of the Senate prior to five o’clock in the afternoon on Friday, January 16, 2009) was referred, as follows:
By Ms. Murray, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 7B) of Therese Murray for legislation to authorize the department of highways and the town of Kingston to exchange certain parcels of land;
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Murray) “congratulating the Massachusetts Arts Education Collaborative on its celebration of the month of March as Arts Education Month.”
There being no objection at six minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Chair (Mr. Petruccelli) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at twenty-three minutes past twelve o’clock noon, the Senate reassembled, Mr. Petruccelli in the Chair.
PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.
The Senate Bill to provide the voters of the town of Randolph a choice of charters for a new form of government (Senate, No. 14),— came from the House passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with an amendment, striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of House document numbered 3414.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Hedlund, and the Senate concurred in the House amendment.
There being no objection at twenty-five minutes past twelve o’clock noon, the Chair (Mr. Petruccelli) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at eight minutes past three o’clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, Mr. Petruccelli in the Chair.
PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.
An engrossed Bill to provide the voters of the town of Randolph a choice of charters for a new form of government (see Senate, No. 14, amended) (which originated in the Senate), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, was passed to be enacted and signed by the Acting President (Mr. Petruccelli) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.
On motion of Mr. Hedlund,—
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Wednesday next at eleven o’clock A.M.
On motion of the same Senator, at nine minutes past three o’clock P.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Wednesday next at eleven o’clock A.M.