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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, June 19, 2006.

Met two minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Barrios 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. Barrios), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Engrossed Bills — Laid before the Governor.

The engrossed Bill making appropriations for the fiscal year 2006 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects (see House, No. 5056) (which originated in the House), having been passed to be enacted and signed by the President on Thursday, June 15, 2006,— was laid before the Governor for his approbation on Friday, June 16, 2006.

The engrossed Bill relative to economic investments in the Commonwealth to promote job creation, economic stability, and competitiveness in the Massachusetts economy (see House, No. 5057) (which originated in the House), having been passed to be enacted (by a vote of 35 yeas to 1 nay) and signed by the President on Thursday, June 15, 2006,— was laid before the Governor for his approbation on Friday, June 16, 2006.

Petitions.

Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:
By Mr. Brewer, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen M. Brewer, Edward M. Augustus, Jr. and George N. Peterson, Jr. for legislation to amend the conveyance of a certain parcel of land in the town of Grafton; and
By Mr. Timilty, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of James E. Timilty and John H. Rogers for legislation to prohibit the use of chain link basketball nets;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Reports of Committees.

By Ms. Jehlen, for the committee on Public Service, on petition, a Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Cheryl Ferrara, an employee of the Department of Mental Retardation (Senate, No. 2550);
Read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

By Ms. Resor, for the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, on petition, a Bill authorizing the town of Oxford to provide certain water supply improvements (Senate, No. 2548) [Local approval received];
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Committee Discharged.

Ms. Murray, for the committee on Ways and Means, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration
Of the Senate bills
Facilitating low interest financing for Massachusetts charitable institutions (Senate, No 589);
To prohibit carriers from retroactively terminating a consumer’s health insurance coverage (Senate, No. 612);
Relative to personal injury protection (Senate, No. 626);
Further regulating the cashing of checks (Senate, No. 643);
Providing automobile insurance special investigators with access to the Department of Motor Vehicle photographs (Senate, No. 1969);
Relative to lending limits (Senate, No. 2540); and
Requiring the payment of interest on life insurance policies (printed as House, No. 1568);
And recommending that the same severally be referred to the Senate committee on Ethics and Rules.
Under Senate Rule 36, the reports were severally considered forthwith and accepted.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Michael McLaughlin, an employee of the Trial Court of the Commonwealth (House No. 4578,— on petition),— was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

A Bill prohibiting the public distribution of free smoking or tobacco products for commercial purposes (House, No. 3634,— on petition),— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

Bills
Authorizing the town of Franklin to establish a post employment health insurance trust fund (House, No. 4150, amended,— on petition) [Local approval received];
Exempting the position of superintendent of streets of the town of Hull from the civil service law (House, No. 4309,— on petition); [Local approval received];
Relative to elections in the city of Holyoke (House, No. 4579,— on petition) [Local approval received];
Authorizing the town of Wareham to grant 5 additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 5003,— on Senate, No. 231 and House, Nos. 4070 and 4445) [Local approval received on Senate, No. 231 and House, Nos. 4070 and 44454]; and
Prohibiting the use of certain vehicles on public ways in the city of Chelsea (House, No. 5054,— on House, No. 4207) [Local approval received on House, No. 4207].
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Augustus) “honoring Jane Smith of Shrewsbury on being recognized by the Boston Celtics as a ‘Hero Among Us’ during the 2005-2006 basketball season”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Augustus) “honoring Nick Prefontaine of Shrewsbury on being recognized by the Boston Celtics as a ‘Hero Among Us’ during the 2005-2006 basketball season”;
Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Moore and Augustus) “congratulating Paul D. Daigle on his retirement after 36 years of service to the students, parents and communities of the Commonwealth”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Timilty) “honoring the memory of Walter Hassey.”

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 relative to the charter of the town of Westborough (House, No. 4392),— was read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.
Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill relative to the Nantucket Islands Land Bank (see Senate, No. 2330, 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 enacted and was signed by the Acting President (Mr. Barrios) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

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 Senate Bill relative to the compensation and expenses of members of the Board of Registration in Medicine (Senate, No. 1288),— was considered, the main question being on passing it to be engrossed.
Messrs. Lees and Moore presented an amendment in section 1, by inserting after the word “mile” the following words:— “in addition”.
The amendment was adopted.
The bill (Senate, No. 1288, amended) was then passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Resor,—
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again tomorrow at eleven o’clock A.M., and that the Clerk be directed to dispense with the printing of a calendar.

On motion of Mr. Moore, at nine minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following day at eleven o’clock A.M.