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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Thursday, January 13, 2005.

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

The Senator from Middlesex and Essex, Mr. Tisei, led the Chair (Mr. Rosenberg), members, guests and employees in the recitation of the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Communications.

The following communications were severally read and placed on file to wit:

A communication was received from the Honorable Robert E. Travaglini, President of the Senate, announcing the appointment of Senators Richard T. Moore and Robert S. Creedon, Jr., to the Special Commission and Task Force (established by Sections 329 and 330 of Chapter 149 of the Acts of 2004) relative to medical malpractice, effective January 7, 2005 (received in the Office of the Clerk of the Senate on Tuesday, January 11, 2005).

A communication from the Water Resources Commission (pursuant to Section 8C of Chapter 21 of the General Laws) submitting a copy of its decision to approve the town of Reading’s request to join the MWRA Water Works System (received Friday, January 7, 2005),— was placed on file.

Committee Appointments.

A communication was received from the Honorable Robert E. Travaglini, President of the Senate, announcing the temporary appointments of Senators Berry, Havern, Menard, Rosenberg and Walsh to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

A communication was received from the Honorable Brian P. Lees, Minority Leader, announcing the temporary appointments of Senators Lees and Tisei to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
The communications were severally placed on file.

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Knapik) “on the occasion of the retirement of Charles Ouimette”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating the 399th Combat Hospital”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Timilty) “congratulating Michael Robert Kerr of Walpole on earning the rank of Eagle Scout.”

Petition.

On motion of Mr. Timilty, Senate Rule 20 and Joint Rule 12 were suspended on the petition, presented by Ms. Wilkerson, (accompanied by bill) of Dianne Wilkerson for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Vanessa Scott-Brown, an employee of the Supreme Judicial Court,— and the same was referred to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Augustus,—

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

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