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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE
IN JOINT SESSION.
Thursday, January 6, 2005.
Pursuant to assignment, at seven minutes before twelve o’clock noon, the two branches met in
in the Chamber of the House of Representatives, for the purpose of administering the oath of office to the several Councillors-elect, and were called to order by the Honorable Robert E. Travaglini, President of the Senate.
On motion of Mr. McGee,—
Ordered, That a committee be appointed to consist of members of the Senate and the House of Representatives to wait upon the several Councillors-elect and inform them that the two branches of the General Court are now in convention for the purpose of administering oaths required to qualify them for the discharge of their duties of their offices.
Senators Fargo of Middlesex and Brown of Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex were appointed the committee on the part of the Senate; Representatives Wolf of Cambridge, Smizik of Brookline were appointed the committee on the part of the House.
At four minutes past twelve o’clock noon, Her Honor, the Lieutenant-Governor, and the Councillors-elect entered the Chamber, under the escort of the Sergeant-at-Arms.
Before the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and in the presence of the two Houses of Assembly, the oaths and affirmations of office were then administered to, and subscribed by, Carole A. Fiola of Fall River, Kelly A. Timilty of Boston, Marilyn M. Petitto-Devaney of Watertown, Christopher A. Iannella, Jr., of Boston, Mary-Ellen Manning of Salem, Michael J. Callahan of Medford, Dennis P. McManus of Worcester and Peter Vickery of Amherst, at six minutes past twelve o’clock noon, as Councillors.
Her Honor the Lieutenant-Governor, the Constitutional Officers and the Honorable Council then withdrew from the Chamber, under the escort of the Sergeant-at-Arms.
On motion of Mr. Havern, at a quarter past twelve o’clock noon, the Convention was dissolved; and the Senate withdrew from the House Chamber, under the escort of the Sergeant-at Arms.