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Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005.

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

The President, members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Petitions.

Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:

By Mr. Brewer, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen M. Brewer for legislation to authorize a retroactive veteran’s annuity to Paul Bartel, Jr.; and

By Mr. McGee, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Thomas M. McGee, Anthony J. Verga, Richard R. Tisei, Douglas W. Petersen and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the Essex Regional Retirement System;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Report of a Committee.

By Ms. Resor, for the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, on petition, a Bill relative to the Clinton Wastewater Treatment Plant (Senate, No. 676);
Read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Reports

Of the committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse, asking to be discharged from further consideration

Of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1138) of Stephen M. Brewer, Brian Knuuttila and Anne M. Gobi for legislation relative to certain land in Templeton under the control of the Department of Mental Retardation;

Of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1152) of Charles E. Shannon, Susan C. Fargo and Barbara A. L’Italien for legislation to protect DMR clients;

Of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1154) of Susan C. Tucker, Michael R. Knapik, Brian A. Joyce, Robert A. Antonioni and other members of the General Court for legislation to eliminate wage disparity among direct care workers for the mentally retarded;

Of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2858) of Martin J. Walsh and James E. Vallee relative to national criminal offender record information checks for persons working with individuals served by the Department of Mental Retardation;

Of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2860) of Barbara A. L’Italien for legislation to provide for independent investigations by the Disabled Persons Protection Commission of abuse and neglect of mentally retarded persons;

Of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2861) of Angelo M. Scaccia for legislation to establish an independent office of quality assurance for mentally retarded persons;

Of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2864) of Angelo M. Scaccia and John W. Scibak relative to services administered by the Department of Mental Retardation for elderly mentally retarded persons;

Of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2866) of James H. Fagan for legislation to provide for random reviews of abuse investigations conducted by the Department of Mental Retardation;

Of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2867) of James H. Fagan relative to the reporting of the abuse of mentally retarded persons;

Of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2868) of Peter J. Koutoujian and others relative to wage disparity among direct care workers for the mentally retarded;

Of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2869) of Peter J. Koutoujian and others relative to waiting lists for services of the Department of Mental Retardation;

Of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2870) of Michael A. Costello and others for legislation to change the name of the Department of Mental Retardation to the department of developmental services; and

Of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2930) of Frank I. Smizik and others relative to wage parity for direct care employees of providers of services to the Department of Mental Retardation;

And recommending that the same severally be referred to the committee on Children and Families.

Of the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1368) of Frank M. Hynes for an appropriation of a certain sum of money for reconstruction and maintenance of the seawall in the towns of Marshfield and Scituate,— and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets.
Were severally 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. Pacheco) “congratulating Ronald F. Arieta on the occasion of the dedication of the Ronald F. Arieta Football Field in the city of Taunton”; and

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Resor) “recognizing the work of the Massachusetts 4-H Foundation, Inc.”

Reports of Committees.

By Ms. Murray, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill relative to living organ donation (House, No. 476),— ought to pass.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Murray, and the bill was read a second time and was ordered to a third reading.

By Ms. Murray, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Earle Bercier, an employee of the Department of Correction (House, No. 4056),— ought to pass.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Murray, and the bill was read a second time and was ordered to a third.

By Ms. Murray, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill authorizing the retirement of Zanaida Flores of the Boston Police Department (House, No. 4120),— ought to pass.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Murray, and the bill was read a second time and was ordered to a third reading.

By Ms. Murray, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill providing incentives to the motion picture industry (House, No. 4252, amended),— ought to pass, with an amendment striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 2187.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Lees, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means.
The bill, as amended, was then ordered to a third reading.

By Ms. Murray, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Kathleen A. Sammataro, an employee of the Trial Court of the Commonwealth (House, No. 4310),— ought to pass.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Murray, and the bill was read a second time and was ordered to a third reading.

By Ms. Murray, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Sandra Spiros, an employee of the Suffolk Superior Court Department of the Trial Court (House, No. 4325),— ought to pass.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Murray, and the bill was read a second time and was ordered to a third reading.

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 Michael W. Morrissey for legislation relative to Mini-Fenway Park, Inc.’s permitting, leases and taxation.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Ms. Murray, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.

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 Michael W. Morrissey for legislation relative to Gold Star license plates.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Ms. Murray, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Transportation.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Murray,—

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again tomorrow at one o’clock P.M., in a full formal session.

On motion of the same Senator, at four minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following day at one o’clock P.M.