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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.
Monday, February 28, 2005.
Met at five minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Tolman in the Chair).
The Chair (Mr. Tolman), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
The annual report of the Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission (under Sections 21, 102 and 103 of Chapter 32 of the General Laws) relative to the percentum change in the average cost-of-living as shown by the United States consumer price index for the year 2004 compared with such index for the 2003 (House, No. 27),— was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Public Service.
A report of the committee on Ways and Means, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the message from His Excellency the Governor (accompanied by bill, House, No. 37) submitting recommendations for making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year 2005 to provide payments and benefits to certain servicemen and women and their families, and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs,— was considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence, insomuch as relates to the reference to the joint committee.
On motion of Mr. Moore,—
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Thursday next at eleven o’clock A.M.
Adjournment in Memory of Sergeant Paul A. Perry and Sergeant James Mattaliano.
The Senator from Essex, Mr. Baddour, moved that when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn in memory of Sergeant Paul A. Perry and Sergeant James Mattaliano. Ten years ago on February 22, 1995, Sergeant Paul A. Perry and Sergeant James Mattaliano died in the State Police Helicopter N20SP crash. The memory of these highly respected and revered Massachusetts State Police Troopers is alive today within the Department and in particular within the Air Wing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of Sergeant Perry and Sergeant Mattaliano on their 10-year memorial.
Accordingly, as a mark of respect to the memories of Sergeant Paul A. Perry and Sergeant James Mattaliano at eight minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., on motion of Mr. Hedlund, the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at eleven o’clock A.M.