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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, October 16, 2006.

Met at two minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Baddour in the Chair).

The Chair (Mr. Baddour), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

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 designating a certain parcel of land in the city of Boston as the Frank Jordan Memorial Rose Garden (House, No. 4815).

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill establishing a Massachusetts work family council (House, No. 4216,— on House, No. 3727),— was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Bills
Relative to health benefits for elected officials in the town of North Andover (House, No. 4864,— on petition) [Local approval received]; and
Providing certain benefits for call firefighters in the town of Wenham (House, No. 5141,— on petition) [Local approval received];
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Appointments Received from the House.

Notice was received from the House announcing the following appointment:
That Representative Bosley and Representative Rodrigues have been appointed by the Speaker to the Workforce Accountability Task Force (established pursuant to section 23 of chapter 123 of the Acts of 2006) to develop and recommend policies that advance skills and workforce development opportunities for incumbent, unemployed and underemployed youth and adult workers whose lack of skills prevent or limit their successful employment.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Knapik) “honoring Thom Child & Family Services eighty-fifth anniversary”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Michael Andrade upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating John Cotreau upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Cole Giannini upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Anthony Howard upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating David Sienko upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout” and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Jason Sienko 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 payment agreements for local taxes (House, No. 2463),— 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 follow: “An Act further regulating payment agreements for local taxes”.

The House Bill relative to the town of Warwick Free Public Library (House, No. 4947)— 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 certain investments for the town of Warwick free public library”.

Reports of a Committee.

The committee on Public Service, reported ought NOT to pass (under Joint Rule 10) on the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2414) of Michael W. Morrissey, Ronald Mariano, A. Stephen Tobin and Bruce J. Ayers (with approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation relative to the issuance of pension funding bonds by the city of Quincy.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tisei, and the matter was considered forthwith.
On further motion of the same Senator, the petition was recommitted to the joint committee on Public Service.

By Ms. Jehlen, for the committee on Public Service, on petition, a Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Karen Ann Devine, an employee of the Department of Corrections (Senate, No. 2728).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Knapik, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Paul LaFrance, an employee of the Department of Correction (House, No. 5307,— on petition),— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tisei, and the bill 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. 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 thirteen minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o’clock A.M.