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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, November 6, 2006.

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

Report.

A report of the Department of Correction (under the provisions of Section 16 of Chapter 123A of the General Laws) relative to the Massachusetts Treatment Center for Sexually Dangerous Persons (copies having been forwarded to the Senate Committee on Ways and Means and the Joint Committee on The Judiciary) (received Wednesday, November 1, 2006),— was placed on file.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Baddour) “congratulating the Honorable Kevin M. Herlihy on the occasion of his retirement as Presiding Justice of the Central District Court of Northern Essex”;
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Creem, Ms. Chandler, Mr. Rosenberg and Ms. Spilka) “commemorating the celebration of Hanukkah”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Morrissey) “congratulating South Shore Mental Health on its eightieth anniversary”;
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Murray, Ms. Resor and Ms. Tucker) “Acknowledging the contributions of Betty Lynch to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “recognizing Edward and Chris Parks for their outstanding contributions on behalf of Middleborough veterans.”

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
Emergency Preambles Adopted; Engrossed Bills Enacted.

An engrossed Bill authorizing certain borrowing by Bunker Hill Community College (see Senate, No. 2729), 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. Tolman) and sent to the House for enactment.
Subsequently, the bill which originated in the Senate, came from the House with the endorsement that it had been enacted in that branch.
The Senate then passed the bill to be enacted; and it was signed by the Acting President (Mr. Tolman) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

An engrossed Bill relative to the prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome (see House, No. 4959), 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. Tolman) and sent to the House for enactment.
Subsequently, the bill, which originated in the House, came from the House with the endorsement that it had been enacted in that branch.
The Senate then passed the bill to be enacted; and it was signed by the Acting President (Mr. Tolman) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

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. Tolman) and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:
Establishing a sick leave bank for Karen Ann Devine, an employee of the Department of Corrections (see Senate, No. 2728); and
Designating a certain parcel of land in the city of Boston as the Frank Jordan Memorial Rose Garden (see House, No. 4815).

Report of Committees.

By Mr. Buoniconti, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Pamela P. Resor and James B. Eldridge for legislation to authorize the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to lease certain property to the town of Shirley.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets.
Sent to the House for 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 Mr. Tarr, at twenty-three minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o’clock A.M.