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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, November 15, 2004.

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

Distinguished Guests.

There being no objection, the Chair (Mr. Barrios) handed the gavel to the Senator from Norfolk and Plymouth, Mr. Morrissey, who introduced the 3rd grade class from the Charles A, Bernazzani Elementary School in Quincy. The class was accompanied by their teachers, one of whom was Mary Ross, the sister-in-law of the Senator from Norfolk and Plymouth, Mr. Morrissey. The Chair (Mr. Morrissey) also recognized that one of the third grade students was the daughter of Representative A. Stephen Tobin of Quincy.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Bills

Relative to the historic commission of the town of Provincetown (House, No. 4780, changed,— on House, No. 5067, in part) [Local approval received]; and
Authorizing the town of Plymouth to lease certain land (House, No. 4818,— on a part of House, No. 5067) [Local approval received];
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Notice was received that the Speaker of the House had announced that the Minority Leader had appointed Representative Donald F. Humason, Jr., of Westfield to serve on the special commission established (under section 292 of Chapter 149 of the Acts of 2004) to make an investigation and study of the regulation of assisted living facilities in the Commonwealth.

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Joyce) “congratulating Dennis F. Donovan of Milton upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Joyce) “congratulating Michael J. Horgan of Milton upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Joyce) “congratulating Matthew R. Marotta of Milton upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Joyce) “congratulating Michael A. Mazeika of Milton upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Joyce) “congratulating Matthew R. Puleo of Milton upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Joyce) “congratulating John J. Sullivan, IV of Milton upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Joyce) “congratulating Edward L. Villard of Milton upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Joyce) “congratulating Ryan W. Villard of Milton upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Joyce) “congratulating Justin M. Wilson of Milton upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout.”

Report of a Committee.

Mr. Magnani, for the committee on Steering and Policy, reported that the following matter be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session:

The House Bill designating the official colors of the Commonwealth (House, No. 2694).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mrs. Sprague, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Matter Taken Out of the Orders of the Day.

There being no objection, the following matter was taken out of the Orders of the Day and considered as follows:
The House Bill authorizing the city of Fall River Retirement Board to increase the pension payable to Dennis O’Neil a retired police officer (House, No. 4960),— 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 the retirement board of the city of Fall River to increase the pension payable to Dennis O’Neil, a retired police officer”.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

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 and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:

Establishing a firearms licensing fund in the town of Charlton (see Senate, No. 2058);
Authorizing the town of Bellingham to establish a sewer construction capital fund (see House, No. 4014);
Establishing a sick leave bank for Linda J. Magno, an employee of the Department of Mental Retardation (see House, No. 5031, amended);
Authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey a certain parcel of land to the town of Westfield (see House, No. 5035, mended); and
Authorizing the city of Revere to reinstate Michael Stuart as a firefighter (see House, No. 5072).

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill relative to the MBTA infrastructure renovation fund (see House, No. 5059, amended) (which originated in the House), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, was passed to be re-enacted and was signed by the Acting President and again laid before the Governor for his approbation.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tolman,—

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 Mrs. Sprague, at nineteen minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o’clock A.M.