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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, March 7, 2005.

Met at six minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Barrios 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. Barrios), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Distinguished Guests.

There being no objection, the Chair (Mr. Barrios) handed the gavel to Senator Chandler for the purpose of introducing three members of the Clinton Housing Authority.

There being no objection, the Chair (Ms. Chandler) introduced Lucy Pupa and her mother Isabel from Central Massachusetts. Lucy and Isabel won a tour of the State House and lunch with Senator Chandler at a charitable auction.

Communications.

Mr. Barrios in the Chair, the following communications were severally placed on file:

Communication from the Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse submitting its rules of procedure for the 2005-2006 legislative session (received Wednesday, March 2, 2005);
Communication from the Joint Committee on Election Laws submitting its rules of procedure for the 2005-2006 legislative session (received Thursday, March 3, 2005); and
Communication from the Joint Committee on Housing submitting its rules of procedure for the 2005-2006 legislative session (received Thursday, March 3, 2005).

Reports.

The following reports were severally read and placed on file:

A report of MassDevelopment (pursuant to Section 71 of Chapter 141 of the Acts of 2003) submitting its report relative to the Emerging Technology Fund for the fourth calendar quarter of 2004 (received Monday, February 28, 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 January 2005 (received Tuesday, March 1, 2005).

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Sean Glennon, an employee of the Trial Court of the Commonwealth (House, No. 138,— on petition),— was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Augustus) “honoring the memory of Shrewsbury Police Officer James Lonchiadis”;
Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Brown and Pacheco) “celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of New Hope, Inc”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Montigny) “on the retirement of Edward James Souza.”

Recess.

There being no objection, at twenty-five minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Chair (Mr. Barrios) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at three minutes before twelve o’clock noon, the Senate reassembled, Mr. Barrios in the Chair.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill establishing the office of collector-treasurer in the town of Swansea (House, No. 139,— on petition) [Local approval received],— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Fargo, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Knapik,—

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Wednesday next at one o’clock P.M., in a formal session without a calendar.

Recess.

There being no objection, at one minute before twelve o’clock noon, the Chair (Mr. Barrios) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at twenty-two minutes past twelve o’clock noon, the Senate reassembled, Mr. Barrios in the Chair.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill establishing the office of collector-treasurer in the town of Swansea (see House, No. 139) 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.

On motion of Mr. Knapik, at twenty-three minutes past twelve o’clock noon, the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Wednesday at one o’clock P.M., in a formal session.