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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, July 11, 2005.

Met according to adjournment at eleven o’clock A.M.

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

Petitions.

Mr. Brewer presented a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2151) of Stephen M. Brewer (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Winchendon to use a portion of a certain parcel of public park land for library purposes [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.

Mr. Morrissey presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael W. Morrissey, Robert L. Hedlund, Steven A. Tolman and John A. Hart, Jr. for legislation relative to reasonable permitting for yacht clubs on DCR property,— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A report of the committee on Public Health, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2728) of Edward G. Connolly for legislation to prohibit the use of polyurethane in buildings, and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure,— was considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence.

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Joyce) “on the retirement of Sergeant Daniel M. Clark”; and

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Pacheco) “commending Lieutenant Stephen O’Reilly.”

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

The Senate Bill providing timely access to emergency contraception (Senate, No. 2073),— came from the House passed to be engrossed, in concurrence with amendments by adding at the end thereof the following two sections:—

“SECTION 5. Section 12DD of chapter 112 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2002 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:—

Each facility or pharmacy initiating emergency contraception shall report the number of times emergency contraception is administered to the department of public health on a quarterly basis. Whenever any such case is treated in a hospital, clinic or other institution, the administrator, manager, or other person in charge thereof shall report such case to the commissioner of public health at the end of each calendar month. Whenever such case is treated in a pharmacy, the manager or other person in charge shall report, by individual store location, such case to the commissioner of public health quarterly. The reports made pursuant to this section shall be confidential and shall not be a public record as defined by section 7 of chapter 4. The department of public health shall promulgate regulations to carry out the provisions of this section. Whoever violates any provision of this section shall be punished by a fine of not less than fifty dollars or more than one hundred dollars.”.

“SECTION 6. Section 21B of chapter 272 of the General Laws shall apply to the provisions of this act.”.

The rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Fargo, and the House amendment was considered forthwith and the Senate NON-concurred therein.

The same Senator asked for a committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two branches; and Senators Resor, Fargo and Tisei were appointed to the committee on the part of the Senate.
The bill was returned to the House endorsed accordingly.

Report of a Committee.

Ms. Menard, for the committee on Ethics and Rules, reported that the following matter be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session:

The House Bill designating a certain bridge in the town of Westport as the Westport Police Officers Memorial Bridge (House, No. 1690).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Brewer, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Reports of Committees.

By Ms. Menard, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Thomas M. McGee, Steven M. Walsh and Robert F. Fennell for legislation to further regulate the rights of an adopted child.
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 Children and Families.

By Ms. Menard, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 7B be suspended on the Senate petition of Richard T. Moore and Paul Kujawski (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Webster to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Knapik, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 7B was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.

By Ms. Menard, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Stanley C. Rosenberg and Ellen Story for legislation relative to the Hampshire County Housing Authority.
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 Municipalities and Regional Government.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

The House Bill regulate liquefied natural gas tanker import terminals (House, No. 1418, changed),— came from the House with the endorsement that it had been referred to the committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy; and the Senate concurred in the reference.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Fargo,—

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Wednesday 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. Knapik, at eight minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Wednesday at eleven o’clock A.M.