NOTICE: - While reasonable efforts have been made to assure the accuracy of the data herein, this is NOT the official version of Senate Journal. It is published to provide information in a timely manner, but has not been proofread against the events of the session for this day. All information obtained from this source should be checked against a proofed copy of the Senate Journal.


UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006.

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

The Chair (Mr. Rosenberg), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Distinguished Guests.

There being no objection, the Chair (Mr. Rosenberg) introduced a student advisory group from various towns in Senator Baddour’s district, including Methuen, Haverhill, Amesbury and North Andover. The students, guests of Senator Baddour are in the building to learn about state government.

Communication.

A communication from the Executive Office for Administration and Finance (under the provisions of Section 3B of Chapter 7 of the General Laws) submitting notice of the Secretary’s intention to amend regulations affecting certain fees for licenses, permits and services charged by state agencies (received Friday, January 20, 2006),— was placed on file.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. McGee, for the committee on Labor and Workforce Development, on Senate, Nos. 1090, 1096, 1104, 1113, 1114, 1127, 1134 and 1136, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Labor and Workforce Development to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to labor and workforce development (Senate, No. 2337);
Referred, under Joint Rule 29, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

By Ms. Jehlen, for the committee on Public Service, on petition, a Bill relating to the bargainability of health insurance for part-time municipal employees (printed as House, No. 458);
Read and, under Joint Rule 1E, referred to the committee on Health Care Financing.

By Ms. Jehlen, for the committee on Public Service, on petition, a Bill relative to protecting against the displacement of current employees (printed as House, No. 457); and

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill requiring fair wages and benefits for part-time public employees (printed as House, No. 459);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4641) of Carl M. Sciortino, Jr., and others (with the approval of the mayor and board of aldermen) for legislation to place the health inspector under the supervision of the division of inspection services in the city of Somerville;

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4642) of Carl M. Sciortino, Jr., and others (with the approval of the mayor and board of aldermen) for certain changes in the charter of the city of Somerville relative to the department of public works and the supervisory positions within said department; and

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4643) of Carl M. Sciortino, Jr., and others (with the approval of the mayor and board of aldermen) that the city of Somerville be authorized to appoint an operations manager of waterworks and a certain director;
Severally to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4644) of Daniel F. Keenan (by vote of the town) relative to the reinstatement of Roger B.Cataldo as a police officer in the town of Southwick;
To the committee on Public Service.

A Bill establishing a primary seat belt law (House, No. 229,— on petition) (Senators Barrios and Buoniconti and Representatives C. A. Murphy of Burlington and Reinstein of Revere of the committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security dissenting),— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

Bills

Authorizing the town of Arlington to establish a special account relative to the Syrnes conservation and improvement project (House, No. 4270,— on House, Nos. 4106 and 4270) [Local approval received on House, Nos. 4106 and 4270]; and

Relative to the release of a conservation restriction in the town of Bedford (House, No. 4317,— on petition) [Local approval received];
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

The House Bill relative to the pollution of water by certain toxic chemicals (House, No. 4576),— came from the House with the endorsement that it had been recommitted to the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture; and the Senate concurred therein.

Reports

Of the committee on Transportation, asking to be discharged from further consideration

Of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2033) of Daniel F. Keenan relative to the jurisdiction of county highways in the town of Granville;

Of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4354) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and Mark C. Montigny (with the approval of the mayor and city council) that the city of New Bedford be authorized to regulate the operation of motorized bicycles and motorized scooters; and

Of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4486) of Charles A. Murphy (by vote of the town) that the town of Burlington be authorized to accept certain streets located in said town;

And recommending that the same severally be referred to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.
Were severally considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence.

Matters Taken Out of the Orders of the Day.

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

The House Bill establishing an affordable housing trust fund in the town of Wellfleet (House, No. 4094),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

The House Bill relative to the charter of the town of Eastham (House, No. 4103),— 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 increasing the term of the moderator of the town of Eastham”.

The House Bill authorizing the town of Brewster to establish an affordable housing fund (House, No. 4130),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill relative to the appointment of finance committee members for the town of Arlington (House, No. 4269),— on petition) [Local approval received],— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Baddour, and the bill 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 revising the procedure for appointing members of the finance committee of the town of Arlington”.

Reports of a Committee.

Mr. Buoniconti, for the committee on Ethics and Rules, reported that the following matter be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session:

The Senate Bill relative to the term of the Cape Cod Mosquito Control Commissioner (Senate, No. 2099).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Murray, 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 on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act increasing to the term of office of the Cape Cod Mosquito Control Commissioners.”
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Mr. Buoniconti, for the committee on Ethics and Rules, reported that the following matter be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session:

The Senate Bill authorizing the boards of selectmen of Dukes County to designate members of the advisory board (Senate, No. 2110).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Panagiotakos, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Report of a Committee.

Mr. Buoniconti, for the committee on Ethics and Rules, reported that the following matter be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session:

The Senate Bill relative to determination of need for hospital beds (Senate, No. 2141)
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the bill was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4648) of Vincent A. Pedone that members of beverage licensing boards in cities and towns be required to participate in training sessions conducted by the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4649) of David M. Nangle relative to the processing of funds by financial institutions;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Financial Services.

The following petitions, having been transmitted by the Secretary of the Commonwealth to the Clerk of the House of Representatives as required by Article XLVIII of the Amendments to the Constitution, and having been received in the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives on Friday January 6, 2006, were referred, as follows:

Initiative petition of Philip J. Edmondson and others, for the passage of “An Act for the Massachusetts quality affordable health care act” (House, No. 4622),— having been referred by the House to the committees on Health Care Financing and Revenue, acting jointly.
The Senate NON-concurred in the reference to the committees on Health Care Finance and Revenue,— acting jointly.
On motion of Mr. Tarr, the initiative petition was referred to the committee on Health Care Financing. 

Initiative petition of Nicholas P. Gilman and others for the passage of “An Act to protect dogs” (House, No. 4620),—having been referred by the House to the committee on the Judiciary.
The Senate NON-concurred in the reference to the committee on The Judiciary.
On motion of Mr. Tarr, the petition was referred to the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.

 

Initiative petition of Ross L. Jackson and others for the passage of “An Act relative to family child care providers” (House, No. 4618),— having been referred by the House to the committee on Public Service.
The Senate NON-concurred in the reference to the committee on Public Service.
On motion of Mr. Baddour, the petition was referred to the committee on Children and Families.
Severally returned to the House for its action.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Baddour,—

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again tomorrow at eleven o’clock A.M., and that the Clerk be directed to dispense with the printing of  a calendar.

On motion of Mr. Tarr, at a quarter past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following day at eleven o’clock A.M.