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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Thursday, May 26, 2005.

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

Petitions.

Mr. Moore presented a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2067) of Richard T. Moore, Paul K. Frost, Peter J. Koutoujian and Mark J. Carron (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Oxford to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises [Local approval received),— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:

By Mr. Brewer, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen M. Brewer for legislation relative to missing persons; and

By Mr. Moore, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Richard T. Moore and Peter J. Koutoujian for legislation relative to eligibility for a license to operate a motor vehicle;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Committee Discharged.

Ms. Chandler, for the committee on Community Development and Small Business, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 146) of Edward M. Augustus, Jr., Robert P. Spellane, Mark C. Montigny, Harriette L. Chandler and other members of the General Court for legislation to clean up toxic sites, spurring economic development and revitalizing communities,— and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.

Of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 150) of Harriette L. Chandler, Susan C. Fargo, Dianne Wilkerson and Benjamin Swan for legislation relative to appeals of affordable housing development determination; and

Of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 151) or Harriette L. Chandler, Richard T. Moore, Bruce E. Tarr, Brian Knuuttila and other members of the General Court for legislation to expand housing and workforce opportunities for elders, veterans and families;

And recommending that the same severally be referred to the committee on Housing.

Mr. Timilty, for the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1183) of Michael R. Knapik, William Smitty Pignatelli and Daniel F. Keenan for legislation relative to the payment of taxes by the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission to the towns of Blandford, Granville and Russell,— and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Revenue.
Under Senate Rule 36, the report were severally considered forthwith and accepted.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Augustus) “recognizing the Charles F. Minney Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3329”;
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Chandler) “recognizing the USS LST-325 Memorial Ship on her visit to Massachusetts”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Hart) “congratulating Kristin Marie Shanahan”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Hart) “congratulating Maria Kathleen Shanahan”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. McGee) “honoring the St. Mary’s Girls Ice Hockey Team”;
Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Morrissey and Hart) “on the occasion of the retirement of Lawrence R. Keough”; and
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Resor) “on the occasion of the retirement of Robert E. Melican.”

Reports of Committees.

By Ms. Menard, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 7B be suspended on the Senate petition of Robert A. O’Leary and Eric Turkington (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to the Nantucket Housing Authority [Local approval received].
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Ms. Wilkerson, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 7B was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Housing.

By Ms. Menard, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Steven A. Tolman for legislation relative to the dissemination of information to private detectives.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Ms. Wilkerson, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Knapik,—

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Tuesday next at one o’clock P.M., in a full formal session without a calendar.

On motion of Mr. Brown, at fourteen minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Tuesday at one o’clock P.M.