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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, November 28, 2005.

Met at two minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Hart 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. Hart), 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 relative to Marcia Lukon (Senate, No. 1402);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to the Montachusett Regional Planning Commission (Senate, No. 1405);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill authorizing the state retirement board to grant certain benefits (Senate, No. 1494);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate, No. 1567 and House, No. 567, a Bill relative to the retirement benefits of certain widows and surviving spouses (Senate, No. 1567);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill authorizing the Dukes County contributory retirement system to grant certain retirement benefits (Senate, No. 1572) [Local approval received]; and

By Mr. Baddour, for the committee on Transportation, on Senate, No. 1969 and House, No. 2095, a Bill providing automobile insurance special investigators with access to the Department of Motor Vehicle photographs (Senate, No. 1969);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. Augustus, for the committee on Election Laws, on petition, a Bill relative to the voting procedures of presidential electors (Senate, No. 462);

By Mr. Baddour, for the committee on Transportation, on petition, a Bill relative to the safety of operators and passengers of motor vehicles (Senate, No. 1854); and

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill increasing the penalties violating speed limits in school zones (Senate, No. 1859);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

By Ms. Jehlen, for the committee on Public Service, on petition, a Bill authorizing part-time employment at Quincy College by city councilors of the city of Quincy (Senate, No. 2033) [Local approval received];

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to the town of Billerica EMS (Senate, No. 2093) [Local approval received]; and

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to Francis K. Rayne (Senate, No. 2094) [Local approval received];
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

By Mr. Baddour, for the committee on Transportation, ought NOT to pass:

On the petition (accompanied by resolve, Senate, No. 1883) of Scott P. Brown, Brian P. Lees, Richard R. Tisei, Bruce E. Tarr and other members of the General Court that provision be made for an investigation and study by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to school bus emissions; and

On the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1955) of Bruce E. Tarr for legislation to authorize and direct the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority to develop a plan to implement hydrogen fueling stations;
Severally referred, under Senate Rule 26, to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

Committee Discharged.

Mr. Timilty, for the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration

Of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2238) of Stephen M. Brewer and Mark J. Carron (by vote of the town) for legislation to allow the narrows in Glen Echo Lake to increase motorboating speeds,— and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security; and

Of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2271) of Michael W. Morrissey, Joseph R. Driscoll and Brian A. Joyce (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to Braintree Electric Light Department generating project,— and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
Under Senate Rule 36, the reports were severally considered forthwith and accepted.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Maureen A. Sullivan, an employee of the Massachusetts Parole Board (House, No. 4357,— on petition),— 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. Barrios) “on the outstanding service of Detective Eliezer Gonzalez of the Boston Police Department”; and

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Chandler and Ms. Resor) “on the retirement of John Schunder.”

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill relative to dental and vision care services (House, No. 4480,— on House, No. 3047),— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Knapik, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey certain land in the town of West Springfield (see Senate, No. 2180, amended) (which originated in the Senate), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, was passed to be enacted and was signed by the Acting President and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

Report of Committees.

By Mr. Buoniconti, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Stanley C. Rosenberg, Brian P. Lees, Scott P. Brown, Mark C. Montigny and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to regional transit authority current financing and service fund.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Knapik, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Transportation.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

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., 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 Thursday at eleven o’clock A.M.