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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, August 7, 2006.

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

Petition.

Mr. Creedon presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 2) of Robert S. Creedon, Jr. and Michael W. Morrissey for legislation relative to debt collection,— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Brewer) “commending the dedication of the Winchendon Veterans Cemetery Monuments to the men and women who courageously fought in the Battle of the Bulge and to 11 African-American soldiers of the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion who sacrificed their lives during the Battle of the Bulge”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Travaglini) “recognizing August 7, 2006 as Communicators Day, honoring the memory of Peter Jennings.”

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
Emergency Preambles Adopted.

An engrossed Bill relative to the membership of the retirement board of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (see Senate, No. 2507), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage and containing an emergency preamble,— was laid before the Senate; and, a separate vote being taken in accordance with the requirements of Article LXVII of the Amendments to the Constitution, the preamble was adopted in concurrence, by a vote of 2 to 0.
The bill was signed by the Acting President (Mr. Moore) and sent to the House for enactment.

An engrossed Bill authorizing the conveyance of a certain parcel of land in the city of Boston (see House, No. 4801, amended), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage and containing an emergency preamble,— was laid before the Senate; and, a separate vote being taken in accordance with the requirements of Article LXVII of the Amendments to the Constitution, the preamble was adopted in concurrence, by a vote of 2 to 0.
The bill was signed by the Acting President (Mr. Moore) and sent to the House for enactment.

Matters Taken Out of the Orders of the Day.

There being no objection, the following matters were taken out of the Orders of the Day and considered as follows:
The House Bill authorizing the town of Shrewsbury to exchange certain land (House, No. 4739),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

The House Bill 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),— was read a third time.
Pending the question on passing the bill to be engrossed, Mr. Pacheco moved that the bill be amended by striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 2706.
This amendment was adopted.
The bill was then passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with the amendment.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.

The House Bill authorizing the town of Natick to lease certain property in Natick owned by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (House, No. 4873),— was read a second time.
On motion of Mr. Tisei the bill was referred to the Senate committee on Ways and Means.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill validating the actions taken by the town of Norton (printed in House, No. 5120,— being a message from His Excellency the Governor),— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tisei, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act validating certain actions taken by the town of Norton.”

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill establishing the Massachusetts military enhanced relief individual tax (MERIT) plan (see House, No. 4660, amended) (which originated in the House), 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. Moore) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5262) of Anne M. Paulsen that the State Retirement Board be directed to grant certain creditable service to Karl T. Haglund, a former employee of the Metropolitan District Commission,— was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Service.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tisei,—
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.