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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, November 7, 2005.

Met at one minute past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Tolman in the Chair).

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

Reports.

The following reports were severally read and placed on file:

A report of the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds (under the provisions of Section 4 of Chapter 4 of the Acts of 2003 and Section 2KKK of Chapter 29 of the General Laws) submitting a plan for expenditure from the County Registers Technological Fund (copies having been forwarded as required to the Senate Committees on Ways and Means and Post Audit and Oversight) (received Thursday, November 3, 2005); and

A report of the Bristol County Registry of Deeds (under the provisions of Section 4 of Chapter 4 of the Acts of 2003 and Section 2KKK of Chapter 29 of the General Laws) submitting a plan for expenditure from the County Registers Technological Fund (copies having been forwarded as required to the Senate Committees on Ways and Means and Post Audit and Oversight) (received Friday, November 4, 2005).

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Montigny, for the committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets, on petition, a Bill to reform the procedure regarding disposition of surplus armories to provide local government involvement (Senate, No. 50);
Read and, under Joint Rule 29, referred to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

By Mr. Montigny, for the committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets, on petition, a Bill authorizing the commissioner of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey a certain easement (Senate, No. 30);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill authorizing the Department of Environmental Management to take or acquire conservation restrictions in and to lands of the city of Leominster (Senate, No. 31);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to the Allied Veterans Rink in Everett (Senate, No. 32);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to the assessment of state-owned land (Senate, No. 48);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to ensuring Commonwealth receives full and fair market value for Newell boat house (Senate, No. 59);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill authorizing the transfer of a certain parcel of land in the city of Taunton (Senate, No. 60);

By Mr. Barrios, for the committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security, on Senate, No. 1385 and House, No. 1406, a Bill relative to elevator inspection fees (Senate, No. 1385); and

By Mr. Hart, for the committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development, on petition, a Bill establishing the Freedom’s Way Heritage Area and Commission (Senate, No. 1852);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill promoting access to health care (House, No. 4479, printed as amended,— on Senate, Nos. 678, 680, 682, 683, 684, 685, 686, 689, 696, 697, 698, 699, 701, 704, 705, 706, 707, 708, 711, 712, 715, 720, 721, 722, 723, 724, 727, 729, 730, 731, 732, 734, 736, 738, 740, 743, 744, 745, 747, 748, 749, 750, 751, 752, 753, 754, 755, 756, 757, 758, 2042, 2043 and House, Nos. 1637, 2751, 2758, 2760, 2762, 2763, 2765, 2766, 2767, 2768, 2772, 2773, 2774, 2776, 2777, 2779, 2783, 2787, 2789, 2790, 2883, 2886, 3105, 3627, 3629 and 4279),— was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Brown) “honoring World War II veterans from the town of Millis”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Creedon) “on the occasion of the fiftieth wedding anniversary of Sidney and Marilyn DeBoer”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Montigny) “honoring Normand ‘Red’ Perry for being selected as the 2005 Southeastern Massachusetts Veteran of the Year”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Timilty) “in recognition of Veterans Day”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Tolman) “on the observation of International Human Rights Day.”

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Brewer,—

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again tomorrow at eleven o’clock A.M., and that the Clerk be directed to dispense with the printing of a calendar.

Adjournment in Memory of Frank “Skip” Eccles.

The Senator from Essex and Middlesex, Ms. Tucker, presented a request that when the Senate adjourns today, it do so as a mark of respect to the memory of Frank “Skip” Eccles of Andover.

Mr. Eccles was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Princeton University and taught for many years at Philips Academy in Andover. Following his retirement, he remained very active in the community. He was a member of the Andover school committee from 1996 to 2002 and a volunteer in the senator’s office. A tireless volunteer and advocate, he cared very deeply about children, education and teaching.

Accordingly, as a mark of respect to the memory of Frank “Skip” Eccles, at four minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. on motion of Mr. Knapik, the Senate adjourned to meet again tomorrow at eleven o’clock A.M.