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Thursday, March 9, 2006.
Met at one minute past eleven oclock A.M. (Mr. Rosenberg in the Chair).
The Senator from Middlesex and Essex, Mr. Tisei, led the Chair (Mr. Rosenberg), members, guests and employees in the recitation of the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:
By Mr. Hart, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of John A. Hart, Jr. for legislation to eliminate the property holdings cap for the Boston Public Library; and
By Ms. Resor, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Pamela P. Resor, Frank I. Smizik, Lida E. Harkins, Susan C. Tucker and other members of the General Court for legislation to reduce carbon dioxide emissions through participation in the regional greenhouse gas initiative;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
Reports of Committees.
By Mr. Timilty, for the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government,
on Senate, Nos. 1166, 1176, 1178, 1196, 1201 and 2184, an Order relative to
authorizing the joint committee on Municipalities and Regional Government to
make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative
to municipal matters (Senate, No. 2402) [Local approval received on Senate,
Nos. 1178, 1196 and 2184]; and
By Ms. Fargo, for the committee on Public Health, on Senate, Nos. 1230, 1265, 1268, 1275, 1294, 1295 and 1303, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Public Health to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to public health (Senate, No. 2401);
Severally referred, under Joint Rule 29, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
Reports of a Committee.
By Mr. Antonioni, for the committee on Education, on petition, a Bill relative
to ensuring the safety of children (Senate, No. 298);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill providing for expanded access to vocational education (Senate, No. 320); and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill establishing a grant program for the purpose of expanding learning time and improving student success (Senate, No. 2339);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.
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 Senate Bill authorizing the Dukes County contributory retirement system to grant certain retirement benefits (Senate, No. 1572).
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally
considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Augustus) congratulating the Auburn High Rockets as the 2005 Division 2A Super Bowl Champions; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Brown) honoring Marion B. Cafferky on her retirement from the Wrentham Board of Health.
Report 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 Pamela
P. Resor, James B. Eldridge and Robert S. Hargraves for legislation to create
a biologics pharmaceutical manufacturing development site in the Devens regional
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Tisei, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
Sent to the House for concurrence.
On motion of Mr. Tisei,
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Monday next at eleven oclock A.M., and that the Clerk be directed to dispense with the printing of a calendar.
On motion of Mr. Tisei, at four minutes past eleven oclock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Monday at eleven oclock A.M.