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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Monday, April 3, 2006.

Met at three minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Havern in the Chair).

The Chair (Mr. Havern), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Report.

A report of the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission (under the provisions of Section 38 of Chapter 10 of the General Laws) submitting its 2005 annual report for the Charitable Gaming Division (received Friday, March 31, 2006),— was placed on file.

Petitions.

Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:
By Mr. Knapik, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael R. Knapik, Brian S. Dempsey, Frank I. Smizik, Daniel E. Bosley and other members of the General Court for legislation to authorize the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to grant certain easements in Russell Massachusetts over lands held for conservation/recreation purposes; and
By Mr. Timilty, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of James E. Timilty for legislation relative to property taxes and senior citizens;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Reports of a Committee.

Mr. Buoniconti, for the committee on Ethics and Rules, reported that the following matters be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session:

The Senate bills
Relative to the licensure of animal control officers (Senate, No. 1190);
Authorizing the Massachusetts Highway Department to install certain signs (Senate, No. 1928); and
Further regulating college student meningococcal disease immunization (Senate, No. 2173) (the committee on Health Care Financing having recommended that the bill be amended by substituting a new draft with the same title, Senate, No. 2290); and
The House Bill designating a certain bridge in the town of Canton as the Samuel “Sam” Swardlick Bridge (House, No. 4673).

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Berry, Augustus, Brewer, Creedon, Montigny, Ms. Murray, Ms. Spilka, Mr. Tisei and Ms. Tucker) “recognizing the Week of the Young Child 2006.”

Matters Taken Out of the Orders of the Day.

There being no objection, the following matters were taken out of the Orders of the Day and considered as follows:
The House Bill relative to the use of certain land in the town of Stockbridge (House, No. 4595),— was read a second time.
Mr. Nuciforo presented an amendment striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 2472.
The amendment was adopted.
The bill, as amended, was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with the amendment.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.

The House Bill establishing a special account for the Norfolk County Fire and Rescue Dispatch Center (House, No. 4374),— was read a third time.
Pending the question on passing the bill to be engrossed, on motion of Mr. Brown, the bill was recommitted to the Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.

Reports of a Committee.

Mr. Buoniconti, for the committee on Ethics and Rules, reported that the following matters be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session:
The Senate Bill clarifying the community preservation act (Senate, No. 167).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Brown, and the bill was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.

The Senate Bill relative to the removal or transportation of trash (Senate, No. 1173).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Brown, and the bill was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.

The Senate Bill regarding medical record retention requirements (Senate, No. 1292).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Brown, and the bill was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4827) of Veronica Casado relative to the period of time for notification to patients of medical test results performed by physicians, hospitals and other health care facilities,— was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Health.

The House Bill extending simulcasting for the horse and greyhound racing industry in the Commonwealth (House, No. 4804),— came from the House with the endorsement that the House had again NON-concurred in the Senate amendment striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text contained in Senate document numbered 2469.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Brown, and the bill considered forthwith.
On motion of the same Senator, the Senate again insisted on its amendment.
The bill was returned to the House endorsed accordingly.

Recess.

There being no objection, at nine minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Chair (Mr. Havern) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at one minute before one o’clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, Mr. Havern in the Chair.

Reports of a Committee.

By Ms. Murray, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill relative to the retirement benefits of certain widows and surviving spouses (Senate, No. 1567),— ought to pass, with an amendment substituting a new draft entitled “An Act modifying the retirement benefits of certain widows and surviving spouses” (Senate, No. 2481).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Brown, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means.
The bill (Senate, No. 2481) was then ordered to a third reading.

By Ms. Murray, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey certain land to the town of Stoughton (House, No. 2798),— ought to pass.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Brown, and the bill was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Brown,—
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again tomorrow at one o’clock P.M., in a full formal session.

On motion of the same Senator, at one o’clock P.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following day at one o’clock P.M.