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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Monday, February 06, 2006.

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

The Senator from Hampden and Hampshire, Mr. Knapik, led the Chair (Mr. Rosenberg), members, guests and employees in the recitation of the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Communication.

A communication from the Office of Community Corrections (pursuant to line item 0339-1004 of the FY'06 Budget) submitting a copy of the Office of Community Corrections Spending and Management Plan (received Wednesday, February 1, 2006),- was placed on file.

Report.

A report of the Commonwealth Zoological Corporation (pursuant to Chapter 92B of the General Laws and line item 2800-0200 of the General Appropriation Act for FY 2006) submitting a copy of its FY 2005 Legislative Report (received Wednesday, February 1, 2006),- was read and sent to the House for its information.

Petitions.

Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:

By Mr. Antonioni, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Robert A. Antonioni for legislation relative to scholarship information;

By Mr. Brewer, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen M. Brewer, Anthony J. Verga, Richard T. Moore, Bradley H. Jones, Jr., other members of the General Court and others for legislation to further regulate the issuance of firearm identification cards and licenses to carry firearms; and

By Mr. Timilty, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of James E. Timilty for legislation relative to the supervision of electricians;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Reports of Committees.

By Ms. Wilkerson, for the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight, on Senate, Nos. 1755 and 1767, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee of State Administration and Regulatory Oversight to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to Commonwealth inefficiency and flag designation issues (Senate, No. 2356).
Referred, under Joint Rule 29, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

By Ms. Fargo, for the committee on Public Health, on petition, a Bill further regulating organ and tissue donations (Senate, No. 2353);
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

Papers from the House.

A Bill relative to comprehensive mercury management (House, No. 4670,-- on Senate, No. 554 and House, Nos. 1293, 1296, 1362 and 1392),-- was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

A Bill authorizing the use of ultrasonic thickness determination of air tanks and other receptacles (House, No. 1871,-- on Senate, No. 1325),-- was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Augustus, Antonioni and Brewer, Ms. Chandler and Mr. Moore) "recognizing John 'Jack' Healy on the occasion of his seventieth birthday";

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Chandler) "congratulating Brian J. Bullock";

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) "congratulating Lillian Fitzgerald on the occasion of her one hundredth birthday"; and

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Resor, Mr. Augustus, Ms. Fargo, Ms. Jehlen, Messrs. Joyce, McGee, Montigny and Nuciforo, Ms. Spilka and Ms. Tucker) "honoring the accomplishments of Paul Rusesabagina."

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 Senate Bill authorizing the town of Russell to borrow money for the upgrade and extension of the town's community cable television system (Senate, No. 2243) 2d.,-- 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.

Papers from the House.

The Senate Bill 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 (Senate, No. 2324),-- came from the House passed to be engrossed, in concurrence with an amendment in section 1 (as printed), in line 6, by inserting after word "interest" the following: "under section 12 of said chapter 138", and, in line 14, by striking out the word "section" and inserting in place thereof the following: "sections 11, 15 and".
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Knapik, and the House amendment was considered forthwith and adopted, in concurrence.

The engrossed Bill relative to the Northern Berkshire Industrial Park and Development Corporation (House, No. 4376),-- came from the House with an amendment by inserting before the enacting clause the following emergency preamble: "Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose which is relative to the Northern Berkshire Industrial Park and Development Corporation, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience."
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Knapik, and the House amendment was considered forthwith and adopted, in concurrence.


A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4673) of William C. Galvin and Brian A. Joyce for legislation to designate a certain bridge on High Street in the town of Canton as the Samuel "Sam" Swardlick Bridge,-- was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Transportation.

Petition.

On motion of Mr. Knapik, Senate Rule 20 and Joint Rule 12 were suspended on the petition, presented by Mr. Barrios, (accompanied by bill) of Jarrett T. Barrios for legislation relative to the Charlestown Navy Yard,- and the same was referred to the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Knapik,--
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Wednesday next at eleven o'clock A.M., and that the Clerk be directed to dispense with the printing of a calendar.

On motion of the same Senator, at seven minutes past eleven o'clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on Wednesday next at eleven o'clock A.M.