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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, October 23, 2006.

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

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Bills
Authorizing the town of Topsfield to establish a department of public works (House, No. 4223,— on petition) [Local approval received]; and
Relative to the appointment of police officers in the town of Boxford (House, No. 5048,— on petition) [Local approval received].
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Resolutions.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Antonioni) “congratulating William Thomas Ashton on receiving the Eagle Scout Award of the Boy Scouts of America”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Baddour) “congratulating Colonel Thomas G. Robbins on the occasion of his retirement”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Morrissey) “on the retirement of Roger Peter Brousseau”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Panagiotakos) “commending Professor Krishna Vedula”; and
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Wilkerson) “honoring Barbara Rosenbaum.”

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
Emergency Preambles Adopted.

An engrossed Bill providing veteran status to Michael L. Buckley (see Senate, No. 2468), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage and containing an emergency preamble,— was laid before the Senate; and, a separate vote being taken in accordance with the requirements of Article LXVII of the Amendments to the Constitution, the preamble was adopted in concurrence, by a vote of 3 to 0.
The bill was signed by the Acting President (Mr. Panagiotakos) and sent to the House for enactment.
An engrossed Bill modifying the schedule for deposits of revenue for the service of civil process by constables (see House, No. 3576), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage and containing an emergency preamble,— was laid before the Senate; and, a separate vote being taken in accordance with the requirements of Article LXVII of the Amendments to the Constitution, the preamble was adopted in concurrence, by a vote of 3 to 0.
The bill was signed by the Acting President (Mr. Panagiotakos) and sent to the House for enactment.

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. Panagiotakios) and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:
Relative to county roads (see Senate, No. 2085, amended);
Providing for recall elections in the town of Littleton (see House, No. 4072, amended); and
Authorizing the appointment of alternative members to the conservation commission of the town of West Bridgewater (see House, No. 4875).

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 exempting the position of deputy chief of the fire department of the city of Easthampton from the provisions of the civil service law (House, No. 4537),— 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 exempting the position of deputy chief of the fire department of the city of Easthampton from the civil service law”.

The House Bill designating a certain parcel of land in the city of Boston as the Frank Jordan Memorial Rose Garden (House, No. 4815),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill designating a certain bridge in the city of Lawrence as the Charles F. Nyhan, Sr. bridge (House, No. 5296,— on petition),— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Moore, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

The House Bill designating in the towns of Arlington, Lexington, Lincoln and Concord a scenic byway to be known as The Battle Road: The Road to Revolutions (House, No. 5222),— came from the House with the endorsement that the House had NON-concurred in the Senate amendment adding at the end thereof the following paragraph:
“Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department of highways shall be responsible for routine maintenance on the state-owned portions of the Battle Road: the Road to Revolutions scenic byway. For the purposes of this paragraph, routine maintenance shall include, but not be limited to, resurfacing, guard rail repair, drainage improvements, traffic signal and sign replacement and repair, bridge repair and other roadway maintenance functions.”.
On motion of Mr. Tisei, the Senate receded from its amendment.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Knapik,—
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.