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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Tuesday, July 5, 2005.

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

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

Petitions.

Mr. Nuciforo presented a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2149) of Andrea F. Nuciforo, Jr. (with approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation relative to the supplemental reserve fund requirements of the city of Pittsfield [Local approval received],— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Revenue.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:

By Mr. Barrios, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Jarrett T. Barrios, Robert P. Spellane, John W. Scibak, Jeffrey D. Perry and other members of the General Court for legislation to require lifetime parole supervision for sex offenders; and

By Mr. Morrissey, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael W. Morrissey, Jay R. Kaufman and Antonio F. D. Cabral for legislation relative to TDD TTY telephone service;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Reports of a Committee.

By Ms. Spilka, for the committee on Children and Families, on Senate, Nos. 87 and 133, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Children and Families to make an investigation and study of certain Senate documents relative to the Department of Transitional Assistance and the Department of Mental Retardation (Senate, No. 2148);
Referred, under Joint Rule 29, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

By Ms. Spilka, for the committee on Children and Families, on petition (accompanied by resolve, Senate, No. 112), a Resolve providing for a study of long term custodial care options for cognitively intact, physically disabled young and middle aged adults between the ages 19 and 59 (Senate, No. 2145);
Read and under Joint Rule 29, referred to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

By Ms. Spilka, for the committee on Children and Families, on petition, a Bill relative to transitional assistance (Senate, No. 80);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill to ensure public accountability in the Department of Transitional Assistance (Senate, No. 119);

By the same senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to protecting against the displacement of current employees (Senate, No. 120);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to tax exemptions for blind persons (Senate, No. 125);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill providing for supportive living services for brain-injured individuals (Senate, No. 132);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate, Nos. 64 and 79, a Bill to survey the needs of children, adults and seniors who are visually impaired and residents of the Commonwealth (Senate, No. 2143);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 71), a Bill relative to responsible welfare reform (Senate, No. 2144);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 129), a Bill relative to property tax credits for individuals with disabilities (Senate, No. 2146); and

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2036), a Bill relative to foster care and adoption in the Commonwealth (Senate, No. 2147);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Committees Discharged.

Ms. Menard, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Public Health to make an investigation and study of Senate document numbered 1255, relative to skin care products (Senate, No. 2142),— and recommending that the same be referred to the Senate committee on Senate Ethics and Rules.
Under Senate Rule 36, the report was considered forthwith and accepted.

Ms. Spilka, for the committee on Children and Families, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by resolve, Senate, No. 76) of Susan C. Fargo that provision be made for an investigation and study by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to the needs of persons with agoraphobia and related disorders,— and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
Under Senate Rule 36, the report was considered forthwith and accepted.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4181) of Robert L. Hedlund (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the town of Hingham to convey a certain parcel of land;

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4182) of Marie J. Parente and Richard T. Moore (by vote of the town) relative to borrowing by the town of Milford for funding of the geriatric authority of said town; and

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4198) of Shirley Gomes and Robert A. O’Leary (by vote of the town) relative to the charter of the town of Harwich;
Severally to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4184) of Douglas W. Petersen and Thomas M. McGee (by vote of the town) relative to reduction in rank for members of the fire department of the town of Swampscott;
To the committee on Public Service.

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Brewer) “congratulating Dr. Linda E. Denault on the occasion of her retirement”;

Resolutions (filed by Messrs. O’Leary, Baddour, Barrios, Creedon, Havern, Hedlund, Montigny and Morrissey, Ms. Murray, Messrs. Pacheco and Tarr and Ms. Walsh) “objecting to listing of the American (Eastern) oyster (crassostrea virginica) as endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Travaglini) “commending Matthew Stephen Cohen on his many accomplishments.”

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 authorizing the city of Quincy to establish senior citizens safety zones (Senate, No. 2022),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act authorizing the city of Quincy to establish senior citizen safety zones”.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Hedlund,—

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 Mr. Moore, at six minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o’clock A.M.