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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.
Tuesday, April 18, 2005.
Met at two minutes past eleven oclock A.M. (Ms. Wilkerson in the Chair).
The Chair (Ms. Wilkerson), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:
By Mr. Barrios, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Jarrett T. Barrios for legislation to improve juvenile justice planning;
By Mr. Creedon, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Robert S. Creedon, Jr., Geraldine Creedon, Thomas P. Kennedy and Christine B. Canavan for legislation to authorize the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey certain permanent easements to Brockton Hospital;
By Mr. Nuciforo, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Andrea F. Nuciforo, Jr. for legislation to establish the grandparents raising grandchildren commission; and
By the same Senator, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Andrea F. Nuciforo, Jr. and Christopher N. Speranzo for legislation to provide Michael Wendling with creditable service for vocational education work experience;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
Reports of Committees.
By Ms. Fargo, for the committee on Public Health, on petition (accompanied
by bill, Senate, No. 2424), an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee
on Public Health to make an investigation and study of Senate document numbered
2424, relative to public health (Senate, No. 2493) [Representative Sciortino
of Somerville dissenting];
Referred, under Joint Rule 29, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
By Mr. Baddour, for the committee on Transportation, on petition, a Bill relative
to disabled veterans motor vehicle plates (Senate, No. 2428);
Read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.
Mr. Buoniconti, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently,
reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the Senate Order
relative to authorizing the joint committee on Health Care Financing to make
an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to health
care (Senate, No. 2490), and recommending that the same be referred
to the Senate committee on Ethics and Rules.
Under Senate Rule 36, the report was considered forthwith and accepted.
PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.
A communication from the Division of Energy Resources of the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation (under the provisions of section 12 of Chapter 25A of the General Laws) submitting proposed amendments to Regulation 9 (225 CMR 9.00) relative to energy efficiency standards, testing and certification of certain appliances (House, No. 4856), was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were considered
forthwith and adopted, as follows:
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Murray, Messrs. Augustus, Baddour, Berry, Brewer, Brown, Ms. Chandler, Messrs. Hart and Havern, Ms. Jehlen, Messrs. McGee, Montigny, Moore, Morrissey, Nuciforo, OLeary, Pacheco, Ms. Resor, Mr. Rosenberg, Ms. Spilka, Messrs. Tarr and Tolman, Ms. Tucker and Ms. Wilkerson) in support of the Massachusetts National Guard.
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 House Bill further regulating the compensation of the commission members of the Greater Lawrence Sanitary District (House, No. 4138) (its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading), was read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.
Reports 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 Marc
R. Pacheco and David L. Flynn for legislation to establish a sick leave bank
for Cheryl Ferrara, an employee of the Department of Mental Retardation.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Moore, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Public Service.
Sent to the House for concurrence.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4883) of Harriett L. Stanley and others relative to the financial conditions in the Pentucket Regional School District;
Under suspension of joint Rule 12, to the committee on Education.
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4884) of Eric Turkington and others for legislation to regulate the disposal or deposit of dredged materials in the waters of Buzzards Bay;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4885) of Brian S. Dempsey and Michael W. Morrissey for legislation to require that energy savings contracts be in compliance with the prevailing wage law;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4886) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others relative to increasing the distribution of State Lottery funds to the cities and towns of the Commonwealth;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the House committee on Ways and Means; and the Senate concurred in the suspension of said rule.
On motion of Mr. Brown,
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Thursday next at eleven oclock A.M., and that the Clerk be directed to dispense with the printing of a calendar.
On motion of Mr. Moore, at five minutes past eleven oclock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven oclock A.M.