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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.
Monday, May 8, 2006.
Met according to adjournment at eleven oclock A.M. (Mr. Rosenberg in the Chair) (having been appointed by the President, under authority conferred by Senate Rule 4, to perform the duties of the Chair).
The Senator from Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex, Mr. Brown, led the Chair (Mr. Rosenberg), members, guests and employees in the recitation of the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
Mr. Morrissey presented a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2523)
of Michael W. Morrissey, Ronald Mariano, Bruce J. Ayers and A. Stephen Tobin
(with approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation in regards to
the relationship between the city of Quincy and Quincy College, a municipal
college and a department of the city of Quincy [Local approval received],
and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Municipalities
and Regional Government.
Sent to the House for concurrence.
Reports of Committees.
By Mr. Timilty, for the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government,
that the recommitted House Bill establishing a special account for the Norfolk
County Fire and Rescue Dispatch Center (House, No. 4374), ought to pass,
with an amendment substituting an Order authorizing the joint committee
on Municipalities and Regional Government to make an investigation and study
of current House document numbered 4374 relative to county issues (Senate,
Referred, under Senate Rule 26, to the committee on Ethics and Rules, with the amendment pending.
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 to clarify eligibility for health insurance for school employees (House, No. 4654).
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 Bonding, Capital Expenditures
and State Assets to make an investigation and study of a certain current Senate
document numbered 2473, relative to land in the towns of Acton and Concord (Senate,
No. 2515), 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.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4517) of Daniel Simkewicz and others relative to hunting on Sundays, came from the House with the endorsement that it had been referred to the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture; and the Senate concurred in the reference.
A Bill making appropriations for the fiscal year 2007 for the maintenance of the departments, boards, commissions, institutions and certain activities of the Commonwealth, for interest, sinking fund and serial bond requirements and for certain permanent improvements (House, No. 4901, on House, No. 2, in part), was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.
A Bill relative to the Bourne Water District (House, No. 4459, on petition) [Local approval received], was read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally
considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Brown) on the retirement of Stephen J. Theall;
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Creem) congratulating Dr. Judith Malone Neville on the occasion of her retirement; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Rosenberg) honoring Doris Skillman Stockton, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
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 Senate Bill providing that records of special state police at educational institutions and hospitals are public (Senate, No. 1735) (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.
The House Bill relative to the release of a conservation restriction in the
town of Bedford (House, No. 4317), was read a third time.
Pending the question on passing the bill to be engrossed, Ms. Fargo moved that the bill be amended by striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 2524.
This amendment was adopted.
The bill was then passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with the amendment.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.
The House Bill relative to the powers of the transportation board of the town of Brookline (House, No. 4632), was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: An Act modifying the powers of the transportation board of the town of Brookline.
The House Order granting the joint committee on the Judiciary until Friday,
June 30, 2006, within which to report on all matters referred to them (amended
by the Senate by striking out the words Friday, June 30, and inserting
in place thereof the words Thursday, April 27,), having
previously come from the House with the endorsement that the House had NON-concurred
in the Senate amendment.
On motion of Mr. Knapik, the Senate receded from its amendment.
PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.
An engrossed Bill amending the law establishing the Northern Berkshire Industrial Park and Development Corporation (see House, No. 4376, amended) (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 re-enacted and was signed by the Acting President (Mr. Rosenberg) and again laid before the Governor for his approbation.
On motion of Mr. Knapik,
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Wednesday next at eleven oclock A.M., and that the Clerk be directed to dispense with the printing of a calendar.
On motion of Mr. Brown, at thirteen minutes past eleven oclock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Wednesday at eleven oclock A.M.