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Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Monday, October 2, 2006.

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

A communication from the Honorable Robert E. Travaglini, President of the Senate announcing his appointments to the Special Transportation Finance Commission to develop a comprehensive, multi-modal, long-range, transportation plan for the commonwealth (pursuant to Section 13 of Chapter 196 of the Acts of 2004).
The appointees are:
Mr. James Aloisi — Attorney, Goulston & Storrs
Mr. Chris Vincze — Senior Vice President & National Practice Leader, Marsh
Mr. Frank Tramontozzi — Senior Vice President, Fay, Spofford & Thorndike.
The communication was placed on file.


Ms. Walsh presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Marian Walsh for legislation to exempt Brian J. Donoghue of Norwood from the maximum age requirements for appointment as a firefighter in the town of Norwood,— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.


Notice was received from the House announcing the following appointment:
That Dr. Haiden Huskamp, Ph.D. has been appointed by the Speaker to the Special Commission (established pursuant to section 105 of chapter 139 of the Acts of 2006) relative to the impact of single and multi-specialty ambulatory surgical centers and medical diagnostic or therapeutic services rendered in conjunction with innovative services and new technology as defined by the department of public health, on the health care delivery system, cost of health insurance, medical costs and uncompensated care.


The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Augustus, Ms. Resor, Messrs. Antonioni, Barrios, Berry, Brewer, Ms. Chandler, Ms. Creem, Ms. Fargo, Messrs. Hart, Havern, Montigny, Moore, Morrissey, Ms. Murray, Mr. O’Leary, Ms. Spilka, Messrs. Timilty, Tisei, Tolman and Ms. Tucker) “recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Baddour and Ms. Menard) “commending Jenifer Dalton Hoffman of Emotional Armor on her outstanding efforts to stop domestic violence”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Brewer) “on the retirement of Carole F. Young”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Joyce) “congratulating Eugene Kostecki on the occasion of his retirement”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Morrissey) “recognizing the Saint Ann School of Quincy on its fiftieth anniversary”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Robert E. Jose and Mary Jane (Dumoulin) Jose on their golden wedding anniversary”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Panagiotakos) “congratulating the Pepperell Woman’s Club on the occasion of the one hundredth anniversary of its founding.”

Matter Taken Out of the Orders of the Day.

There being no objection, the following matter was taken Out of the Orders of the Day and considered as follows:
The House Bill designating a state highway in the town of Harwich as Route 28-Head of the Bay Road (House, No. 4751, changed)— 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 directing the State Superintendent of State Office Buildings to install a plaque or painting in honor of school nurses in the State House (see House, No. 3531) (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 (Mr. Baddour) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tisei,—
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Thursday 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 five minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o’clock A.M.