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Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Thursday, February 10, 2005.

Met according to adjournment at eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Tolman 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. Tolman), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.


The following communications were severally placed on file:

Communication from the Administrative Office of the Trial Court submitting a copy of a personnel report required by line item 0330-3200 of the Fiscal Year 2005 budget (received Tuesday, February 1, 2005);

Communication from the Division of Insurance submitting a copy of its Annual Report on the Availability of Response Action Contractor Liability Insurance (received Wednesday, February 2, 2005);

Communication from the Massachusetts Highway Department (pursuant to line item 6010-0001 of the General Appropriation Act of 2005) relative to second quarter reports required by line item 6010-0001 of the FY’05 budget (received Thursday, February 3, 2005); and

Communication from the Office of Community Corrections (pursuant to line item 0339-1004 of the FY’05 Budget) submitting a copy of the Office of Community Corrections Spending and Management Plan (received Thursday, February 3, 2005).


The following reports were severally read and placed on file:

A report of the Middlesex District Attorney (under the provisions of Section 99R of Chapter 272 of the General Laws) relative to wiretap interceptions (received Tuesday, January 25, 2005); and

A report of the Division of Unemployment Assistance (under the provisions of Section 14F of Chapter 151A of the General Laws as most recently amended by Section 6 of Chapter 142 of the Acts of 2003) relative to the condition of the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund for the month of December 2004 (received Tuesday, February 1, 2005).

A report of the Department of Public Health (under the provisions of Sections 5 and 20 of Chapter 111 of the General Laws) relative to an inspection of MCI Framingham (received Wednesday, February 2, 2005),— was read and sent to the House for its information.


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

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Spilka) “congratulating the Rotary Club of Framingham for 100 years of community service.”


On motion of Mr. Tisei, Senate Rule 20 and Joint Rule 12 were suspended on the petition, presented by Mr. Travaglini (accompanied by bill) of Robert E. Travaglini, Cynthia Stone Creem, Harriette L. Chandler and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote stem cell research,— and the same was referred to the committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
Sent to the House for concurrence.


A Bill authorizing the city of Brockton to install, finance and operate solar energy facilities (House, No. 2007,— on petition) [Local approval received],— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Walsh, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.


There being no objection, at thirteen minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Chair (Mr. Tolman) declared a recess; and at six minutes past twelve o’clock noon, the Senate reassembled, Mr. Tolman in the Chair.


Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill authorizing the city of Brockton to install, finance and operate solar energy facilities (see House, No. 2007) (which originated in the House), 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 and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tisei,—

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

On motion of the same Senator, at seven minutes past twelve o’clock noon, the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Monday at eleven o’clock A.M.