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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE IN JOINT SESSION.


Wednesday, May 10, 2006.

Joint Session of the Two Houses to
Consider Specific Amendments to the Constitution.

At one minute past two o’clock P.M., the two Houses met in

JOINT SESSION

and were called to order by the Honorable Stanley C. Rosenberg, who made the following observations:

Pursuant to an order previously adopted the two Houses are in Joint Session for the purpose of considering proposals for amendments to the Constitution. The matters that have been called for consideration are seasonably laid before this session in conformity with the provisions of Articles XLVIII and LXXXI of the Amendments to the Constitution.

The following additional initiative proposal and legislative proposal for amendments to the Constitution were seasonably laid before the joint session for consideration:

Proposal for an Initiative Amendment to the Constitution to define marriage (House, No. 4617), having been reported ought NOT to pass (under Joint Rule 23) from the committee on the Judiciary (the time within which the committee was required to report having expired);
Proposal for a Legislative Amendment to the Constitution prohibiting eminent domain takings for the purpose of economic development (House, No, 4604), having been reported ought NOT to pass (under Joint Rule 23) from the committee on the Judiciary (the time within which the committee was required to report having expired).

Without action on the matters duly and constitutionally assigned for consideration, on motion of Mr. Lees, at three minutes past one o’clock P.M., the joint session was recessed until one o’clock P.M., on Wednesday, July 12, 2006; and the Senate withdrew from the House Chamber under the escort of the Sergeant-at-Arms.