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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, September 12, 2005.

Met at two minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Ms. Walsh in the Chair) (having been appointed by the President, under authority conferred by Senate Rule 4, to perform the duties of the Chair).

The Senator from Middlesex, Ms. Fargo, then led the Chair (Ms. Walsh), members, guests and employees in the recitation of the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Morrissey) “recognizing Soberrecovery.com”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Taunton”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “on the occasion of the retirement of Donald L. Cleary”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Timothy Steven Quinlan upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout.”

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 relative to the charter of the city of Chicopee (House, No. 4117),— 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 amending the charter of the city of Chicopee”.

The House Bill providing for an affordable housing trust fund in the town of Hamilton (House, No. 4136),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

The House Bill relative to the appointment of retired police officers in the town of Weymouth to serve as special police officers (House, No. 4344),— was read a second time. Pending the question on ordering it to a third reading, Mr. Hedlund presented an amendment in section 1, in the third sentence, by inserting after the word “Laws”, the following words:— “, but shall not be eligible to serve as special police officers if they have reached the age of 70”; and by striking out section 8 and inserting in place thereof the following section:—

“SECTION 8. An individual who is appointed as a special police officer under this act shall be eligible for assignment to any detail.”.
The amendment was adopted.
The bill, as amended, was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with the amendment, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act authorizing the appointment of retired police officers in the town of Weymouth to serve as special officers”.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill relative to the financial conditions in the Chesterfield Goshen Regional School District (House, No. 2603, changed,— on petition),— was read.
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.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill establishing a voting precinct in the city of Haverhill (see House, No. 4101) (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 and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

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 the same Senator, at eight minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Wednesday at eleven o’clock A.M.