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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.
Thursday, September 22, 2005.
Met at five minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Havern in the Chair).
The Chair (Mr. Havern), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
Engrossed Bills — Laid before the Governor.
The engrossed Bill making appropriations for the fiscal year 2005 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects (see House, No. 4370, amended) (which originated in the House), having been passed to be enacted and signed by the Acting President (Mr. Havern) on Tuesday, September 20, 2005,— was laid before the Governor for his approbation on Wednesday, September 21, 2005.
The engrossed Bill providing a charter for the city of Melrose (see Senate, No. 2174, amended) (which originated in the Senate), having been passed to be enacted and signed by the Acting President (Mr. Tisei) on Tuesday, September 20, 2005,— was laid before the Governor for his approbation on Wednesday, September 21, 2005.
Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:
By Mr. O’Leary, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Robert A. O’Leary and Shirley Gomes for legislation relative to the Barnstable County septic loan program; and
By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Marc R. Pacheco,
Thomas J. O’Brien, Patricia A. Haddad and James H. Fagan for legislation to
further regulate utility customer service;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
Reports of Committees.
By Mr. Barrios, for the committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security, on petition, a Bill relative to assault with bodily fluids upon correction officers (Senate, No. 1324, changed in Section 1, by striking out the words “not less then 5 years or more than 10 years”, in line 12, and in inserting in place thereof the words “up to five years”);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1333), a Bill relative to the regulation of certain equipment on public ways (Senate, No. 2205); and
By Ms. Wilkerson, for the committee on State Administration and Regulatory
Oversight, on Senate, No. 1788 and House, No. 3473, a Bill to require disclosure
of locations and conditions of manufacture of services and supplies furnished
to the Commonwealth (Senate, No. 1788);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.
By Ms. Resor, for the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture,
on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 510), a Bill relative to rates
of pilotage (Senate, No. 2204);
Read and, under Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.
Ms. Resor, for the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration
Of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 497) of Susan C. Fargo, J. James Marzilli, Jr., Robert A. O’Leary, Bruce E. Tarr and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a green building incentive program; and
Of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 499) of John A. Hart, Jr. and Martin J. Walsh for legislation to provide incentives for the purchase and use of clean, alternative transportation fuels;
And recommending that the same severally be referred to the committee on Revenue.
Under Senate Rule 36, the reports were severally considered forthwith and accepted.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
Providing death benefits for volunteer firefighters and other volunteer public safety personnel (House, No. 4369, amended,— on Senate, No. 1413 and House, Nos. 484 and 580); and
Providing for the disposition of certain property in the town of Upton (House,
No. 4371,— on House, No. 3852);
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Brewer, Augustus, Brown, Creedon, Hart and McGee) “on the retirement of Thomas J. Daley”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Brown and Ms. Spilka) “celebrating the one hundred twenty-fifth anniversary of the Bacon Free Library”;
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Chandler) “on the retirement of Zelda Jacobson Schwartz”;
Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Joyce and Creedon) “congratulating Michael Clark of Easton upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Morrissey) “congratulating Robert J. Biggins.”
Report of a Committee.
Ms. Menard, 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 Swansea Water District (House, No. 3557).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Hedlund, 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 authorizing the water commissioners of the Swansea Water District to appoint a clerk and a treasurer”.
On motion of Mr. Hedlund,—
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.
On motion of the same Senator, at ten minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Monday at eleven o’clock A.M.