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Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Monday, July 3, 2006.

Met at five minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Augustus in the Chair).

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


Mr. Hart presented a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2627) of John A. Hart, Jr. (with approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to authorize the city of Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to grant sewer and drainage easements over certain parcels of land in the city of Boston [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.


The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Winifred ‘Rose’ Higginbotham on the happy occasion of her 100th birthday.”

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Morrissey, for the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure, on Senate, No. 1837, in part, a “Bill further regulating horse and greyhound racing” (Senate, No. 2626).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,—
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Thursday 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 eight minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o’clock A.M.