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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Monday, April 10, 2006.

Met according to adjournment at eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Rosenberg in the Chair).

The senator from Hampden and Hampshire, Mr. Knapik, then led the Chair (Mr. Rosenberg), members, guests and employees in the recitation of the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Distinguished Guests.

There being no objection, the Chair (Mr. Rosenberg) handed the gavel to Mr. Creedon for the purpose of an introduction. Mr. Creedon introduced the members of the Division 2 State Championship Girls’ Basketball Team from Oliver Ames High School in Easton, Massachusetts. They were accompanied by Superintendent of Schools, Dr. William Simmons. school principal Wesley Paul, their head coach, Ms. Elaine Clement-Holbrook, assistant coaches and team managers.

Petition.

Mr. Pacheco presented a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2486) of Marc R. Pacheco, James H. Fagan, Patricia A. Haddad and Stephen R. Canessa (with approval of mayor and city council) for legislation to authorize the appointment of Lori Moniz as a reserve police officer for the city of Taunton [Local approval received],— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Public Service.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

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 House Bill designating a certain bridge in the town of Weymouth as the Weymouth veterans memorial bridge (House, No. 1693, changed).

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill relative to reduction in rank for members of the fire department of the town of Swampscott (House, No. 4184,—on petition) [Local approval received],— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

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 allowing the narrows in Glen Echo Lake to increase motorboating speeds (Senate, No. 2238, changed),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act increasing the speed limit for boating within the Narrows in Glen Echo Lake”.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill designating a certain bridge in the towns of Scituate and Marshfield as the Sergeant Michael Jason Kelley Memorial Bridge (House, No. 4742,— on petition),— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Knapik, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4852) of Philip Travis and Robert L. Hedlund for legislation to further regulate the licensing of check cashers for the safety and security of customers;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4853) of Peter J. Koutoujian and Rhonda Bourne that the Department of Public Health be required to hold public hearings before the removal of publicly-funded beds under the jurisdiction of the Commonwealth; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4854) of Peter J. Koutoujian and others for legislation to require medical examiners to disclose the retention of body parts;
Severally, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Health.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Creedon,—
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Thursday 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. Knapik, at seventeen minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o’clock A.M.