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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Monday, March 6, 2006.

Met according to adjournment, at eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Rosenberg in the Chair) (having been appointed by the President, under authority conferred by Senate Rule 4, to perform the duties of the Chair).

The Senator from Plymouth and Norfolk, Mr. Hedlund, led the Chair (Mr. Rosenberg), members, guests and employees in the recitation of the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Report.

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 inspection of the M.C.I. Boston Pre-Release Center (received Thursday, March 2, 2006),— was read and sent to the House for its information.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Moore, for the committee on Health Care Financing, that the Senate Bill to ensure affordable premiums for the children’s medical security plan (Senate, No. 93),— ought to pass;
Referred, under Senate Rule 27, to the committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. Moore, for the committee on Health Care Financing, that the Senate Bill ensuring access to basic health care for children and young adults (Senate, No. 99),— ought to pass, with an amendment substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2398);
Referred, under Senate Rule 26, to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

By Mr. Moore, for the committee on Health Care Financing, that the Senate bills
Relative to the modernization of optometric patient care (Senate, No. 1277);
Relative to volunteer physicians (Senate, No. 1309) (also based on Senate, No. 1314); and
To reduce the loss of life due to fires caused by cigarettes (Senate, No. 1345);
Severally ought to pass.
Severally referred, under Senate Rule 26, to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

By Ms. Fargo, for the committee on Public Health, on Senate, Nos. 1217 and 1320 and House, No. 2705, a Bill to streamline the physician credentialing process (Senate, No. 1217);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to women’s health and cancer recovery (Senate, No. 1218);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to smoking cessation and Medicaid (Senate, No. 1221);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill establishing a biological agent registry in the Commonwealth (Senate, No. 1239);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate, No. 1243 and House, Nos. 1137 and 2736, a Bill relative to the creation of a sports injury commission (Senate, No. 1243);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill providing for disclosure of certain information relating to tobacco products sold in the Commonwealth (Senate, No. 1256);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill to encourage and support the education and training of health professions students with respect to the screening, identification and referral of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault (Senate, No. 1286);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to the statewide head injury program (Senate, No. 1297); and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1266), a Bill providing for the proper prevention of influenza in health care workers (Senate, No. 2395);
Read and, under Joint Rule 1E, referred to the committee on Health Care Financing.

By Ms. Resor, for the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 498), a Bill banning certain practices in production of foie gras (Senate, No. 2397) (Representatives Kulik of Worthington, Straus of Mattapoisett and Guyer of Dalton dissenting);
Read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. Timilty, for the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1200), a Bill relative to checkerboard sewer systems (Senate, No. 2396); and
By Ms. Fargo, for the committee on Public Health; on Senate, Nos. 1234 and 1285, a Bill relative to the Board of Registration in Nursing (Senate, No. 1234);
Read and under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

By Mr. Timilty, for the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government, on petition, a Bill relative to private road betterment borrowing (Senate, No. 1198) [Local approval received]; and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill providing enforcement of delinquent municipal sewer fees (Senate, No. 2112, changed in section 1 by inserting after the word “owner” in line 7, the following words “and occupant”) [Local approval received];
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Committee Discharged.

Mr. Timilty, for the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration
Of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1165) of Harriette L. Chandler, James B. Leary, Vincent A. Pedone, John P. Fresolo and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a regional lockup facility in Worcester County;
Of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1177) of Robert A. Havern, Diane Mahon and Steven A. Tolman for legislation relative to flood storage; and
Of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1207) of Charles E. Shannon and Paul J. Donato for legislation relative to the regulation of motor vehicle livery services and the licensing of livery operators;
And recommending that the same severally be referred to the Senate committee on Ways and Means.
Under Senate Rule 36, the reports were severally considered forthwith and accepted.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence in the discharge of the joint committee.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
Reports

Of the committee on Public Health, asking to be discharged from further consideration
Of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2669) of J. James Marzilli, Jr., and others for legislation to regulate trash collection hours in business, commercial and industrial areas,— and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.
Of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2739) of Stephen P. LeDuc that the Department of Public Health be directed to provide for an annual assessment on the impact of the public welfare system on children in the Commonwealth,— and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Children and Families.
Of the petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 3447) of Marie J. Parente and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to the prescribing of psychotropic drugs for children under the care and protection of the Department of Social Services,— and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
Were severally considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Panagiotakos) on the occasion of the one hundredth anniversary of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs.”

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 House Bill authorizing the town of Brookline to lease certain town owned land (House, No. 4113),— 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 authorizing the town of Brookline to lease certain town-owned land”.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.
Emergency Preamble Adopted.

An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Marie Cantave-Kenney, an employee of the Trial Court (see House, No. 4653), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage and containing an emergency preamble,— was laid before the Senate; and, a separate vote being taken in accordance with the requirements of Article LXVII of the Amendments to the Constitution, the preamble was adopted in concurrence, by a vote of 3 to 0.
The bill was signed by the Acting President (Mr. Rosenberg) and sent to the House for enactment.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Brown,—
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 Mr. Hedlund, at fourteen minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Wednesday at eleven o’clock A.M.