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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Thursday, January 6, 2005.

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

The President, members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Communication.

A communication was received from William F. Welch, Clerk of the Senate, informing the Senate that he had appointed Michael D. Hurley of South Boston as Assistant Clerk.

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Creedon) “congratulating the Brockton Area Multi-Services, Inc. on the occasion of its thirtieth anniversary.”

Communication.

The following communication, together with the return of votes and schedules therein referred to, was received from the Secretary of the Commonwealth, to wit:

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 02133

 

January 6, 2005.

To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives:

I have the honor to lay before you the returns of votes cast at the election held in this Commonwealth on the second day of November 2004, for Councillors in the several districts, together with schedules showing the number of ballots which appear to have been cast for each person voted for.

These returns have been duly canvassed by the Governor and Council, and are now transmitted for examination by the Senate, as required by the Constitution.

Very truly yours,
WILLIAM FRANCIS GALVIN,
Secretary of the Commonwealth.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Timility,—

Ordered, That a joint committee to consist of three members of the Senate and such as the House may join be appointed for the purpose of canvassing the votes for Councillors in the several districts.

Senators Tolman of Suffolk and Middlesex, Fargo of Middlesex, Brown of Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex were appointed the committee on the part of the Senate.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Subsequently, the order was returned by the House with the endorsement that it had been adopted, in concurrence.

The order bore the further endorsement that Representatives Smizik of Brookline, Donato of Medford and Peterson of Grafton were appointed on the part of the House.

Subsequently, Mr. Tolman, for the said special committee to which had been referred the returns of votes for the Councillors in the several districts submitted a report thereon, as follows:

From the examination of the returns, it appears that the following named persons have been duly elected in their respective districts, to wit:

District No. 1. Carole A. Fiola of Fall River.
District No. 2. Kelly A. Timilty of Boston.
District No. 3. Marilyn M. Petitto-Devaney of Watertown.
District No. 4. Christopher A. Iannella, Jr., of Boston.
District No. 5. Mary-Ellen Manning of Salem.
District No. 6. Michael J. Callahan of Medford.
District No. 7. Dennis P. McManus of Worcester.
District No. 8. Peter Vickery of Amherst.
The report was accepted, noted in the Journal and sent to the House for its information.
Subsequently, notice was received from the House that the report had been accepted, in concurrence.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Timilty,—

Ordered, That the Secretary of the Commonwealth give notice to Carole A. Fiola, Kelly A. Timilty, Marilyn M. Petitto-Devaney, Christopher A. Iannella, Jr., Mary-Ellen Manning, Michael J. Callahan, Dennis P. McManus and Peter Vickery, that they have been duly elected Councillors to advise the Governor in the executive part of the government.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

 Communication.

The following communication was received from the Secretary of the Commonwealth, to wit:

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 02133

January 6, 2005.

To the Honorable Senate:

This is to advise you that in accordance with an order adopted by the Senate and House of Representatives of this date, the Councillors have been notified of their election by the Secretary of the Commonwealth.

Very truly yours,
WILLIAM FRANCIS GALVIN,
Secretary of the Commonwealth.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Fargo,—

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M.

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