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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Tuesday, February 14, 2006.

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

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

Reports of Committees.

By Ms. Spilka, for the committee on Children and Families, on Senate, Nos. 78, 116, 122, 123, 1138 and 1152, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Children and Families to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to children and families (Senate, No. 2374);
Referred, under Joint Rule 29, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Mr. Buoniconti, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the Senate Bill establishing a special commission to study essential health services in Massachusetts public schools (Senate, No. 2370),— and recommending that the same be referred to the Senate committee on Ethics and Rules.
Under Senate Rule 36, the report was considered forthwith and accepted.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A report of the committee on Elder Affairs, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 402) of Mark C. Montigny, Richard R. Tisei, David P. Linsky, Christine E. Canavan and other members of the General Court for legislation to discourage fraudulent marketing practices by the pharmaceutical industry, and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Public Health,— was considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in 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 House Bill relative to the health of school children (House, No. 3637).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the bill was read a second time.
Mr. Moore presented an amendment, substituting, in part, a “Bill promoting school nutrition” (Senate, No. 2373).
The bill (Senate, No. 2373) was substituted and was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the bill (Senate, No. 2373) was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.
The House Bill relative to the health of school children (House, No. 3637) was again considered;. and it was ordered to a third reading.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Buoniconti, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Michael R. Knapik and John W. Scibak for legislation to provide for a partial release of certain land in Easthampton from the operation of an agricultural preservation restriction.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets.

By Mr. Buoniconti, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Edward M. Augustus, Jr., John J. Binienda, Scott P. Brown, Peter V. Kocot and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to disabled veterans’ motor vehicle plates.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Transportation.

By Mr. Buoniconti, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Richard T. Moore and Jennifer M. Callahan for legislation to designate the bridge on Route 16 over the Mumford River in Uxbridge as the Olympic Medalist Alice Bridges Bridge.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Transportation.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,—
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again tomorrow at one o’clock P.M., in a full formal session.

On motion of the same Senator, at ten minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following day at one o’clock P.M.