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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Thursday, September 21, 2006.

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

Reports.

A report of the Division of Capital Asset Management (under the provisions of Section 40K of Chapter 7 of the General Laws) submitting a copy of its Real Property Report for 2006 (received Wednesday, September 20, 2006),— was placed on file.

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 Monday, September 18, 2006);
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 Monday, September 18, 2006);
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 Essex County Correctional Alternative Center (received Monday, September 18, 2006); 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 Monday, September 18, 2006).

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Brown and Moore, Ms. Resor, Ms. Spilka and Mr. Timilty) “on the forty-fifth anniversary of the Horace Mann Educational Associates”; and
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Murray) “on the occasion of National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month.”

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
Engrossed Bills.

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 (Mr. Havern) and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:
Authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey certain permanent easements to Brockton Hospital (see Senate, No. 2537, changed); and
Authorizing surviving spouses of veterans to retain ownership of veterans registration plates (see House, No. 1706, changed).

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

The Senate Bill providing for a study by the Executive Office of Transportation and Construction (Senate, No. 1909, amended),— came from the House passed to be engrossed, in concurrence with an amendment striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of House document numbered 4979.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. McGee, and the House amendment was considered forthwith.
Mr. Havern moved that the Senate concur with the House amendment with a further amendment in section 1, in the first paragraph, by adding the following sentence:— “The department of highways shall bear the cost of the studies required by this section:—
“SECTION 2. The department of highways shall not issue state highway access permits along state highway route 2 from its intersection with state highway route 16 in the city of Cambridge to Park avenue in the towns of Arlington and Belmont, until the completion of the studies required by section 1.”
The further amendment was adopted.
The Senate then concurred in the House amendment, as amended.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the further amendment.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5295) of Robert M. Koczera and Mark C. Montigny for legislation to designate the overpass on Route 195 over Route 140 in the city of New Bedford as the George Evangelos Patisteas Memorial Overpass; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5296) of David M. Torrisi and others for legislation to designate a certain bridge in the city of Lawrence as the Charles F. Nyhan, Sr. Bridge;
Severally, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Transportation.

Report of a Committee.

Mr. Buoniconti, 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 relative to the Northern Berkshire Solid Waste District (House, No. 1340).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. McGee, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Matter 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 North Andover to hold a license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 4693),— 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 appointment of Christina M. Orzyck as a police officer in the city of Worcester (House, No. 4865),— 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 Norwood to lease certain land (House, No. 5015),— 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 Norwood to grant access to its sewer system and to assess charges therefor (House, No. 5058),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. McGee,—
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M., and that the Clerk be directed to dispense with the printing of a calendar.