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Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Monday, November 13, 2006.

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.

Distinguished Guest.

There being no objection, the Chair (Mr. Tolman) introduced, seated in the Senate Gallery, John and Rosie Coombes from Kent, England.

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Timilty, for the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government, on petition, a Bill amending the representative form of town meeting in Randolph (Senate, No. 2724) [Local approval received];
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.


The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Augustus and Ms. Chandler) “congratulating Worcester Community Cable Access Television on the occasion of its twentieth anniversary”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Knapik) “congratulating Louis F. Oldershaw”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Timilty and Ms. Menard) “congratulating State Representative Philip Travis on the occasion of his retirement from the Massachusetts House of Representatives.”


A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5336) of Jennifer L. Flanagan and Robert A. Antonioni for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Tatiana Lara-Melendez, an employee of the Department of Mental Retardation,— was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Service.

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., that the Clerk be directed to dispense with the printing of a calendar.

On motion of Mr. Moore, at four minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o’clock A.M.