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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Thursday, March 23, 2006.

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

Distinguished Guest.

There being no objection, the Chair (Mr. Joyce) introduced the Fire Chief in the town of Randolph, Charlie Foley.

Petitions.

Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:

By Ms. Chandler, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Harriette L. Chandler, Karen E. Spilka and Edward M. Augustus, Jr. for legislation to require a state zoning guide for social service agencies and municipalities;
By Ms. Creem, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Cynthia S. Creem for legislation relative to name changes and requests; and
By Mr. Panagiotakos, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Steven C. Panagiotakos, David M. Nangle, Stephen J. Buoniconti and Kevin J. Murphy for legislation relative to ticket resale;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Reports of Committees.

By Ms. Spilka, for the committee on Children and Families, on Senate, Nos. 130, 141 and 376, 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. 2440);

By Mr. Morrissey, for the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure, on Senate, Nos. 179, 180, 190, 199, 200, 201, 202, 203, 208, 216, 220, 221, 223, 224, 225, 229, 234, 238, 241, 242, 243, 245, 246 and 1238, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to consumer protection related issues (Senate, No. 2436);
By the same Senator, for the committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy, on Senate, Nos. 274, 1790, 1795, 1804, 1805, 1806, 1815, 1818 and 1831, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to telecommunications, utilities and energy (Senate, No. 2437);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate, Nos. 226, 1813 and 1819 and House, Nos. 3235 and 3955, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to telecommunications, utilities and energy (Senate, No. 2438); and

By Mr. Baddour, for the committee on Transportation, on Senate, Nos. 1853, 1870, 1875, 1876, 1887, 1893, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1906, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1926, 1938, 1940, 1942, 1943, 1947, 1952, 1954, 1960, 1967, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 2065, 2080 and 2301, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Transportation to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to transportation (Senate, No. 2444) [Local approval received on Senate, Nos. 1875 and 1942];
Severally referred, under Joint Rule 29, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey certain land to the town of Stoughton (House, No. 2798,— on petition),— was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

A Bill designating a certain bridge in the town of Canton as the Samuel “Sam” Swardlick Bridge (House, No. 4673,— on petition),— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

Bills
Establishing in the town of Lee representative town government by limited town meetings (House, No. 4536,— on petition) [Local approval received]; and
Relative to the use of certain land in the town of Stockbridge (House, No. 4595,— on petition) [Local approval received];
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Brown) “congratulating the town of Wellesley on the occasion of its 125th anniversary of its incorporation as a town”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Brown and Ms. Spilka) “recognizing Audrey Seyffert on the occasion of her retirement from the Natick Public Schools”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. McGee) “congratulating the Gerry #5 of Marblehead.”

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 Senate Bill providing enforcement of delinquent municipal sewer fees in the city of Taunton (Senate, No. 2112, changed) (its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading),— was read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4789) of Robert A. DeLeo that the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance be directed to convey a certain parcel of land located in the town of Winthrop to Forty-Five Gravers Avenue LLC for open space purposes,— was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill authorizing the town of Milford to grant an additional license for the sale of wine and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises (see House, No. 4722) (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 (Mr. Joyce) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,—
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M., and that the Clerk be directed to dispense with the printing of a calendar.

On motion of the same Senator, at fourteen minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Monday at eleven o’clock A.M.