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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006.

Met at seven minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Ms. Wilkerson in the Chair).

The Chair (Ms. Wilkerson), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Report.

A report of the Department of Public Health (under the provisions of Sections 5 and 20 of Chapter 111 of the General Laws) relative to inspection of the Hampden County Correctional Center (received Monday, June 26, 2006),— was read and sent to the House for its information.

Petitions.

Petitions were presented and referred as follows:
By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2604) of Harriette L. Chandler, Edward M. Augustus, Jr., Timothy P. Murray and Michael V. O’Brien (with approval of mayor and city council) for legislation relative to the Worcester DCU Arena and Convention Center [Local approval received]; and
By Mr. Nuciforo, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2603) of Andrea F. Nuciforo, Jr. and Denis E. Guyer (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Plainfield to convey a certain parcel of land to the Plainfield Congregational Church, Inc. [Local approval received];
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

Mr. Antonioni presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Robert A. Antonioni for legislation to expand the venue for filing protective orders,— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Reports of a Committee.

Mr. Moore, for the committee on Health Care Financing, that the Senate Bill establishing a nursing facility conversion pilot program (Senate, No. 381),— ought to pass, with an amendment substituting a new draft entitled “An Act establishing a nursing facility conversion program” (Senate, No. 2574) (Estimated cost — less than $100,000.00);
Mr. Moore, for the committee on Health Care Financing, that the Senate Bill relative to prior authorizations of prescription medications (Senate, No. 432) (also based on Senate, No. 437),— ought to pass, with an amendment substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2598) (Estimated cost — less than $100,000.00);
Mr. Moore, for the committee on Health Care Financing, that the Senate Bill relative to MassHealth enrollment for persons leaving correctional facilities in Massachusetts (Senate, No. 1274),— ought to pass, with an amendment substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2573) (Estimated cost — less than $100,000.00);
Severally referred, under Senate Rule 26 to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

By Mr. Moore, for the committee on Health Care Financing, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2545), a Bill authorizing self-monitoring and self-treatment for students with diabetes (Senate, No. 2599);
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4687) of Robert S. Hargraves and Steven C. Panagiotakos (by vote of the town) relative to the designation of a certain well in the town of Groton,— was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.

Bills

Establishing state trademarks (House, No. 3500,— on petition); and
Relative to processing of funds (House, No. 4649,— on petition);
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics on Rules.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with Clerk) were considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:
Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Moore, Augustus, Brown and Ms. Spilka) “congratulating the members of the McKeon Fliers Gymnastics Club.”

Report of a Committee.

By Ms. Murray, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Cheryl Ferrara, an employee of the Department of Mental Retardation (Senate, No. 2550),— ought to pass, with an amendment inserting before the enacting clause the following emergency preamble:—
“Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is forthwith to establish a sick leave bank for a certain state employee, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.”
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Chandler, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means.
The bill (Senate, No. 2550, amended) was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Reports 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 Richard R. Tisei, Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Thomas M. McGee and Mark V. Falzone for legislation to authorize the towns of Saugus, Wakefield, Lynnfield, and the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey certain easements to Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Ms. Fargo, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets.

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 Therese Murray for legislation to authorize certain terms for borrowing by the town of Falmouth for the acquisition and operation of a golf course.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Ms. Fargo, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.

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 Marian Walsh, Michael F. Rush, Robert K. Coughlin and Francis W. O’Brien and others for legislation to designate a certain bridge in the city of Boston.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Ms. Fargo, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Transportation.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

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

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with Clerk) were considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Wilkerson) “commending Jessie Auger.”

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Chandler,—
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. Knapik, at four minutes past twelve o’clock noon, the Senate adjourned to meet on the following day at eleven o’clock A.M.