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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, November 29, 2004.

Met at three 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 all recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Distinguished Guests.

The Chair (Mr. Hart) handed the gavel to Senator Barrios who introduced, in the rear of the Chamber, two second grade classes from the Raphael Hernandez School in Jamaica Plain. The students and their teachers were visiting the State House as part of their lesson on civics.

Reports.

The following reports were severally read and placed on file:

A report of the State Ethics Commission (under the provisions of Section 2(l) of Chapter 268B of the General Laws) submitting its annual report for Fiscal Year 2004 (received Tuesday, November 23, 2004);
A report of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (pursuant to Section 20 of Chapter 161A of the General Laws) relative to estimated capital and operating costs to be incurred in fiscal year 2005 for expansions or changes in service imposed by the General Court on the Authority after July 1, 2000 (received Tuesday, November 23, 2004);
A report of the Lowell Regional Transit Authority (under the provision of Chapter 161B of the General Laws) submitting its annual report for fiscal year 2004 (received Tuesday, November 23, 2004); and
A report of the Division of Unemployment Assistance (under the provisions of Section 14F of Chapter 151A of the General Laws as most recently amended by Section 6 of Chapter 142 of the Acts of 2003) relative to the condition of the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund for the month of October 2004 (received Tuesday, November 23, 2004).

The following reports were severally read and sent to the House for its information:

A report of the Department of Public Health (under the provisions of Sections 5 and 20 of Chapter 111 of the General Laws) relative to inspection of the Barnstable County Correctional Facility (received Tuesday, November 23, 2004);
A report of the Department of Public Health (under the provisions of Sections 5 and 20 of Chapter 111 of the General Laws) relative to inspection of the Dukes County Jail and House of Correction (received Tuesday, November 23, 2004);
A report of the Department of Public Health (under the provisions of Sections 5 and 20 of Chapter 111 of the General Laws) relative to inspection of Bridgewater State Hospital (received Tuesday, November 23, 2004);
A report of the Department of Public Health (under the provisions of Sections 5 and 20 of Chapter 111 of the General Laws) relative to inspection of the Massachusetts Treatment Center (received Tuesday, November 23, 2004); and
A report of the Department of Public Health (under the provisions of Sections 5 and 20 of Chapter 111 of the General Laws) relative to inspection of the Berkshire County House of Correction and Jail (received Tuesday, November 23, 2004).

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Creem) “honoring Arline Isaacson”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Moore) “congratulating the Uxbridge Public Schools”;
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Wilkerson) “honoring Caroline Chang”; and
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Wilkerson) “honoring Jackie Jenkins-Scott.”

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 exempting the position of town hall custodian of the town of Stoneham from the civil service law (House, No. 4803),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

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:

Designating a portion of the Lowell Heritage State Park as the Mary Bacigalupo Victorian Garden (see Senate, No. 2318, amended); and
Authorizing the town of Westport to develop and maintain a subsidized housing plan for low and moderate income housing (see House, No. 5050).

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Brewer,—

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. Knapik, at seven minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o’clock A.M.