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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Monday, April 25, 2005.

Met according to adjournment, at eleven o’clock A.M. (Ms. Wilkerson 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 (Ms. Wilkerson), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.


Petitions.

Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:

By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Marc R. Pacheco to create the official shellfish of the Commonwealth; and

By Mr. Panagiotakos, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Steven C. Panagiotakos and Richard R. Tisei for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Denise Gamache, an employee of the Department of Revenue;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

 

Report of a Committee on a Proposal for a
Legislative Amendment to the Constitution.

Mr. Timilty, for the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government, on the petition (accompanied by proposal, Senate, No. 16) of Ross J. Rajotte for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to establishing county government,— reported, in accordance with a provision of Joint Rule 23, recommending that the amendment proposed by said petition (see Senate, No. 16), ought NOT to pass.
The report was read, and placed on file, in accordance with the requirements of said rule. 

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Timilty, for the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government, on petition, a Bill authorizing the town of Abington to establish a capital improvement trust fund (Senate, No. 2025) [Local approval received];
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3415) of Joyce A. Spiliotis and others (with approval of the mayor and city council) relative to establishing a voting precinct known as Brooksby Village in the city of Peabody,— was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Election Laws.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Knapik) “congratulating Hank J. Porten”; and

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Walsh) “congratulating Bryan Hawley on the occasion of his Court of Honor.”

 

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill relative to the representative town meeting for the town of Belmont (House, No. 1725,— on petition) [Local approval received],— 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. 

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Augustus, for the committee on Election Laws, on the message of His Excellency the Governor, a Bill making special provisions for the placement of certain questions on the town of Spencer annual election ballot (printed in House, No. 2929).
The bill was read. There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Hedlund, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

Ms. Menard, 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 designating a portion of state highway route 122-north in the towns of Paxton, Rutland, Oakham and Barre as a scenic byway (Senate, No. 1881, changed).
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, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act designating a portion of state highway route 122 as a scenic road.”

Sent to the House for concurrence.

Ms. Menard, 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 relative to the distribution of citation books to the Office of Law Enforcement in the Executive Office of Environmental Affairs (Senate, No. 1338).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Hedlund, and the bill was read a second time and was ordered to a third reading.

Ms. Menard, 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 relative to police cadets in Springfield (Senate, No. 1362).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Knapik, and the bill was read a second time and was ordered to a third reading.

Ms. Menard, 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 providing for the collection of data relative to traffic stops and other police service (Senate, No. 1393).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Hedlund, and the bill was read a second time and was ordered to a third reading.

Recess.

There being no objection, at six minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Chair (Ms. Wilkerson) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at eight minutes past two o’clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, Ms. Wilkerson in the Chair.

 

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3624) of Viriato Manuel deMacedo and others relative to the installation of carbon monoxide detectors in residential buildings,— was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security. 

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill relative to the representative town meeting for the town of Belmont (see House, No. 1725) (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 and laid before the Governor for his approbation. 

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Hedlund,—

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 ten minutes past two o’clock P.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following day at one o’clock P.M.