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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.
Thursday, June 8, 2006.
Met at two minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Havern 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 (Mr. Havern), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
Mr. Hart presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of John A. Hart, Jr. for legislation to authorize the University of Massachusetts to convey a certain parcel of land in the city of Boston to the United States of America acting by and through the National Archives and Records Administration,— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
Reports of Committees.
Mr. Buoniconti, for the committee on Ethics and Rules, reported that the following matters be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session:
The Senate bills
Relative to health related boards of registration (Senate, No. 1267);
Relative to the statewide head injury program (Senate, No. 1297);
Relative to medical peer. review committees (Senate, No. 2418);
Eliminating the property-holdings cap for the Boston Public Library (Senate, No. 2484); and
Requiring Medicaid reimbursement payments to health care providers for electronic consultations (Senate, No. 2565).
PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.
A Bill relative to child labor (House, No. 4638, amended,— on Senate, Nos. 1094 and 1121 and House, Nos. 3769, 3785, 3790 and 3802),— was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Tucker and Messrs. Baddour and Tarr) “congratulating Frank S. Vacirca upon his retirement as superintendent-director of Greater Lawrence Technical School.”
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 House Bill relative to certain insurance benefits for part time elected officials of the town of Norwell (printed in House, No. 4386),— 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 restricting certain insurance benefits for part-time elected officials of the town of Norwell”.
The Senate Bill transferring responsibility for the maintenance and repairs of all city of Lynn school buildings and grounds (Senate, No. 2562) (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.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
The following engrossed bills (both of which originated in the House), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, were severally passed to be enacted and were signed by the Acting President (Mr. Havern) and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:
Granting school nurses eligibility for professional teacher status (see House, No. 1087); and
Regulating the financial conditions in the Pentucket Regional School District (see House, No. 4883, changed).
An engrossed Bill relative to the licensure of massage therapists (see Senate, No. 2258, amended) (which originated in the Senate), 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. Havern) and again laid before the Governor for his approbation.
Report 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 Jarrett T. Barrios for legislation to empower the Secretary of Public Safety to establish regulations relative to the issuance of police identification cards.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Knapik, 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.
Sent to the House for concurrence.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5037) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., for legislation to authorize organizations to employ certain persons to conduct raffles and bazaars;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 503B) of John W. Scibak and others for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Kathreen Tessier, an employee of the Department of Revenue;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Service.
On motion of Mr. Knapik,—
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M., and that the Clerk be directed to dispense with the printing of a calendar.
On motion of the same Senator, at twenty minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Monday at eleven o’clock A.M.