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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Thursday, January 5, 2006.

Met at four minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Hart 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. Hart), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Communication.

A communication from the Honorable Robert E. Travaglini, President of the Senate, announcing the re-appointment of Kathy Casavant to the Commission on the Status of Women (established pursuant to section 66 of Chapter 3 of the General Laws) for the term of January 2006 to January 2009,— was placed on file.

Petitions.

Mr. Creedon presented a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2325) of Robert S. Creedon, Jr., Geraldine Creedon, Thomas P. Kennedy and Christine E. Canavan (with approval of mayor and city council) for legislation relative to illegal dumping and the imposition of court order fines in the city of Brockton [Local approval received],— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on the Judiciary.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Mr. Barrios presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Jarrett T. Barrios, Susan C. Fargo, Carl M. Sciortino, Jr., Kay Khan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to public safety at health facilities,— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Reports of a Committee.

By Ms. Murray, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill relative to the historic Lucious Crain Tavern in the town of Hadley (Senate, No. 2127),— ought to pass;
Referred, under Senate Rule 26, to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

By Ms. Murray, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill penalizing domestic abusers (Senate, No. 65, changed),— ought to pass, with an amendment, substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2326);
Referred, under Senate Rule 26, to the committee on Ethics and Rules, with the amendment pending.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Antonioni) “congratulating Lina Ellen Makela Pernaa on the occasion of her one hundredth birthday”; and

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Wilkerson) “commending Bruce Bullen and Maria Krokidas.”

Matter Taken Out of the Orders of the Day.

There being no objection, the following matter was taken out of the Orders of the Day and considered as follows:

The House Bill relative to the charter of the town of Southbridge (House, No. 4382),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act amending the charter of the town of Southbridge”.

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Morrissey, for the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2261), a Bill authorizing the town of Milton to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (Senate, No. 2324) [Local approval received on Senate, No. 2261].
The bill was read. There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, its title having been changed by the committee of Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act authorizing the town of Milton to grant a license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises of a certain restaurant”.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill authorizing the late filing of a certain application for classification of land in the town of Wendell (see Senate, No. 2155) (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 was signed by the Acting President (Mr. Hart) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Buoniconti, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Mark C. Montigny for legislation to prohibit sexual relationships between teachers and students.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Brown, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Education.

By Mr. Buoniconti, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Stephen J. Buoniconti for legislation to establish uniform standards for bail proceedings.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Brown, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee an the Judiciary.

By Mr. Buoniconti, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Stephen J. Buoniconti, Brian P. Lees, Stephen M. Brewer, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the Hampden Women’s Modular Correctional Facility.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Brown, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security.

By Mr. Buoniconti, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Steven A. Tolman and Rachel Kaprielian for legislation relative to pension benefits.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Brown, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Public Service.

By Mr. Buoniconti, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Steven C. Panagiotakos for legislation to authorize the refund of automobile sales tax to Fred Magdalenski of the town of Westford.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Brown, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Revenue.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4606) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others that the Board of Education be directed to establish full-day programs for children attending kindergarten classes,— was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Education.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,—

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 Mr. Brown, at twelve minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Monday at eleven o’clock A.M.