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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.
Thursday, September 1, 2005.
Met at five minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Hart 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. Hart), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
The following reports were severally read and placed on file:
A report of the Executive Office of Transportation (pursuant to line items 6000-0100 and 6010-0001 of the General Appropriation Act for Fiscal Year 2005 and Chapter 87 of the Acts of 2000) submitting various reports (received Monday, August 22, 2005); and
A report of the Division of Unemployment Assistance (under the provisions of Section 14F of Chapter 151A of the General Laws as most recently amended by Section 6 of Chapter 142 of the Acts of 2003) relative to the condition of the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund for the month of July 2005 (received Monday, August 22, 2005).
The following reports were severally read and sent to the House for its information:
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 Bristol County Jail and House of Correction (received Thursday, August 18, 2005);
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 Dartmouth Women’s Center (received Thursday, August 18, 2005); and
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 Women In Transition (received Wednesday, August 24, 2005).
Mr. Buoniconti presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen J. Buoniconti for legislation relative to dispute resolution within communities,— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
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 Senate Bill relative to the repeal of maintenance and capital investment
funds (Senate, No. 2135),— 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 eliminating
maintenance and capital investment funds in the city of Newburyport”.
Sent to the House for concurrence.
The House Bill establishing the Westford town center sewer district (House, No. 4188),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.
Report 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 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.
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 the Judiciary.
Sent to the House for concurrence.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4353) of Peter V. Kocot and Stanley C. Rosenberg that the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance be authorized to provide for a partial release of certain land in the town of Hatfield from the operation of an agricultural preservation restriction,— was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets.
The following engrossed bills (the first of which originated in the Senate), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, were severally passed to be enacted and were signed by the Acting President and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:
Authorizing the town of Oxford to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (see Senate, No. 2161);
Establishing a sick leave bank for Jason Monteiro, an employee of the Department of Correction (see House, No. 2607, amended);
Relative to the board of the public works of the town of Norfolk (see House, No. 4242);
Relative to the charter of the town of Millis (see House, No. 4243); and
Authorizing the town of Dracut to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises (see House, No. 4275, amended).
On motion of Mr. Knapik,—
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Tuesday next at eleven o’clock A.M., and that the Clerk be directed to dispense with the printing of a calendar.
Moment of Silence.
At the request of Mr. Knapik, the members, guests and employees stood in a moment of silence and reflection for the victims and their families suffering from the aftereffects of Hurricane Katrina.
On motion of Mr. Moore, at nineteen minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Tuesday at eleven o’clock A.M.