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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006.

Met according to adjournment at 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 of Committees.

By Ms. Jehlen, for the committee on Public Service, on petition, a Bill exempting Brian J. Donoghue of Norwood from the maximum age requirements for appointment as a firefighter in the town of Norwood (Senate, No. 2734);
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

Mr. Buoniconti, for the committee on Ethics and Rules, reported that the following matter be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session:
The House Bill relative to life insurance companies (House, No. 4973).

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5337) of Gloria L. Fox (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to the salaries of the members of the Licensing Board for the City of Boston; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5338) of Mary S. Rogeness and others (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of East Longmeadow to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises;
Severally to the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.

A Bill establishing a Charles River water quality commission (House, No. 4683,— on House, No. 1359),— was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

A Bill designating an overpass in the city of New Bedford as the George Evangelos Patisteas Memorial Overpass (House, No. 5295,— on petition,— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

A Bill providing for recall elections in the town of Canton (House, No. 4387,— on petition) [Local approval received,— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

A report of the committee on Revenue, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5343) of Christopher J. Donelan and Stanley C. Rosenberg for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Lori Mazanec, an employee of the Trial Court of the Commonwealth, and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on the Judiciary,— was considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Brian John Kelly upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout.”

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 relative to the geriatric authority of the city of Holyoke (House, No. 4866),— 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 additional borrowing for the geriatric authority of the city of Holyoke”.

Report of a Committee.

Mr. Buoniconti, for the committee on Ethics and Rules, reported that the following matter be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session:
The House Bill relative to the rates of interest to be charged upon apportioned betterment assessments for the extension of municipal sewer and water services to Plum Island (House, No. 5305, changed).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tisei, and the bill 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 regulating interest rates for betterment assessments for Plum Island municipal sewer and water services.”

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tisei,—
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M., and that the Clerk be directed to dispense with the printing of a calendar.

On motion of the same Senator, at seven minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Monday at eleven o’clock A.M.