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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Thursday, April 30, 2009.

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

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

Distinguished Guests.

There being no objection, the Chair (Mr. McGee) handed the gavel to Mr. O’Leary for the purpose of an introduction. Mr. O’Leary then introduced, in the rear of the Chamber, the World Champion Back Office Associates 70+ Softball All-Stars from Cape Cod. The team completed its best season ever in 2008 by winning Senior Softball USA’s coveted Triple Grand Slam in the 70 plus AA division at the World Championships in Phoenix, Arizona. The Back Office team won seven of the eight tournaments they competed in and completed the season with fifty-one wins and nine losses. The team was the guest of Senator O’Leary and Senate President Murray.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Mr. McGee) “honoring the St. Mary’s Girls Ice Hockey Team on their 2008 perfect season and Division I State Championship”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. McGee) “congratulating the Swampscott High School Girls’ Basketball”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. O’Leary) “congratulating the town of Truro on the occasion of its Tercentennial Celebration.”

Communications.

The Clerk read the following communications:

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
MASSACHUSETTS SENATE
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON 02133-1053

April 28, 2008.

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

Dear Mr. Clerk:

A long-standing family obligation precluded me from attending today’s session. Had I been present, I would have voted in the affirmative on S. 2028 and S. 2031.

I respectfully request that a copy of this correspondence be printed in the Senate Journal for April 28, 2008. Thank you in advance for your assistance in this matter.

Very truly yours,
Gale D. Candaras,
State Senator.

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

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
MASSACHUSETTS SENATE
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON 02133-1053

April 29, 2009.

Mr. William F. Welch
Clerk of the Senate
State House, Room 335
Boston, MA 02133

Dear Mr. Clerk:

On Tuesday, April 29, 2009, I was absent from the Chamber during formal session. In my absence two roll call votes were taken. Had I been present, I would have voted in the affirmative on the following matters:

S2028 Relative to Pandemic and Disaster Preparation and Response in the Commonwealth.

S2031 Transferring County Sheriffs to the Commonwealth.

I would appreciate if this could be printed in the Senate Journal.

Thank you.

Sincerely,
Jack Hart,
State Senate.

On motion of Mr. O’Leary, the above communication was ordered printed in the Journal of the Senate.

Report of Committees.

By Mr. Berry, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Jennifer L. Flanagan and Lewis G. Evangelidis for legislation relative to the Leino Water District.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. O’Leary, 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

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relating to economic recovery through broadband initiatives in Massachusetts (House, No. 4076),— came from the House, with the endorsement that they had referred the message to the committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
On motion of Mr. Tisei, the Senate NON-concurred in the reference to the committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy and referred the message to the committee on Economic Development and Professional Licensure.
Sent to the House for its action.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tisei,—

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 twenty-one minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M.