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Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Monday, November 27, 2006.

Met according to adjournment at eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Hart in the Chair).

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


A communication from the Department of Public Health relative to a plan of correction submitted pursuant to inspection of the Northeastern Correctional Center (received Wednesday, November 22, 2006,— was placed on file.


A report of the Division of Unemployment Assistance (under the provisions of Section 14F of Chapter 151A of the General Laws) relative to the condition of the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund for the month of October 2006 (received Monday, November 27, 2006),— was placed on file.


Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5345) of John S. Scibak (by vote of the town) that the town of South Hadley be authorized to issue two additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises;
To the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5346) of Anne M. Gobi and others (by vote of the town) relative to establishing an office of finance in the town of Spencer; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5347) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and Scott P. Brown (by vote of the town) that the town of North Attleborough be authorized to enter into a certain lease with the North Attleborough Golf Club Group;
Severally to the committee on Municipalites and Regional Government.

Relative to the town manager of the town of Weston (House, No. 4861,— on petition) [Local approval received];
Authorizing the town of Rehoboth to issue a license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 5183,— on House, No. 4984) [Local approval received on House, No. 4984]; and
Relative to election laws in the town of Yarmouth (House, No. 5300,— on petition) [Local approval received];
Were severally 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 considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Wilkerson) “recognized the centennial celebration of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.”

Order — Amended.

The Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies until Friday, June 30, 2006 within which to make its final report on Senate document numbered 2502, came from the House with the endorsement that the House had amended the order as follows:
“By striking out the date ‘June 30th’ and inserting in place thereof the date ‘December 22nd’.”
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Knapik, and the House amendment was considered forthwith, and adopted, in concurrence.

Order Adopted.

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