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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Thursday, September 11, 2008.

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

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

Communications.

The following communications were severally placed on file.
Communication from the Department of Public Health relative to a plan of correction submitted pursuant to inspection of the Western Massachusetts Regional Women’s Correctional Center (received Monday, September 8, 2008); and
Communication from the Department of Public Health relative to a plan of correction submitted pursuant to inspection of the Hamp-
den County Sheriff’s Department (received Monday, September 8, 2008).

Reports.

The following reports were severally read and placed on file:
A report of the Massachusetts Capital Resource Company (under the provisions of Section 12 of Chapter 816 of the Acts and Resolves of 1977) reporting on the current status of the Massachusetts Capital Resource Company (received Thursday, September 4, 2008); and
A report of the Boston University/Chelsea Partnership (under the provisions of Section 13 of Chapter 133 of the Acts of 1989) submitting its seventeenth and final annual report on Boston University’s work with the Chelsea Public School system (received Friday, September 5, 2008).

Papers from the House.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:
Joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5088) of Christine E. Canavan and Brian A. Joyce (by vote of the town) relative to the granting of five additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises in the town of West Bridgewater; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5089) of John D. Keenan (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to authorizing the city of Salem to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk of the premises to Arcari Restaurant Group;
Severally to the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5090) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr. (by vote of the town) that the town of Northborough be authorized to issue bonds for the costs of removing contamination from certain property in said town; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5091) of Jeffrey Davis Perry (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the town of Sandwich to establish a visitor services board in said town;
Severally to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.

A Bill relative to the annual report of public charities (House, No. 274,— on petition); — was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

Bills
Relative to the Groton Country Club Authority (House, No. 4008,— on petition) [Local approval received]; and
Authorizing the town of Wayland to establish a department of public works (House, No. 4759,— on petition) [Local approval received];
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Augustus and Ms. Chandler) “recognizing AIDS Project Worcester on its 20th anniversary”;
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Chandler and Mr. Augustus) “congratulating James A. Caradonio on his 15 years of outstanding service to the Worcester Public Schools and the Worcester Community”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Montigny) “honoring Better Community Living, Inc. on its 20th anniversary”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Derek Terrio on his attainment of 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 affordable housing in the town of Chelmsford (House, No. 4758),— was read a third time.
Pending the question on passing the bill to be engrossed, Ms. Fargo moved that the bill be amended by striking out section 2.
This amendment was adopted.
The bill was then passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with the amendment.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.

Paper from the House.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5093) of John P. Fresolo relative to designating a certain area in the city of Worcester as a place of peace healing garden,— was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.

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 Senate Bill authorizing the town of Milton to issue an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises of a certain restaurant (Senate, No. 2300),— was read a third time.
Pending the question on passing the bill to be engrossed, Mr. Joyce moved that the bill be amended in section 1, by adding the following words:— “The license may be re-issued by the licensing authority at the same location if an applicant for the license files with the licensing authority a letter in writing from the department of revenue indicating that the license is in good standing with the department and that all applicable taxes have been paid.
If the license granted under this act is cancelled, revoked or no longer in use, it shall be returned physically, with all of the legal rights, privileges and restrictions pertaining thereto to the licensing authority and the licensing authority may then grant the license to a new applicant at the same location and under the same conditions as specified in this act.”.
The amendment was adopted.
The bill (Senate, No. 2300, amended) was then passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Report of a Committee.

Mr. Downing, 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 blood donations by minors (House, No. 4547).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Brown, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Brown,—

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 calendar.

Adjournment in Memory of Victims of 9-11 Attacks.

The Senator from Plymouth and Barnstable, Ms. Murray, requested that when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn in memory of the victims of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 and in recognition of the courage of the rescue personnel who gave up their lives helping others.

The Senate also extends its deepest sympathy to all family members and friends of loved ones who were lost.

Accordingly, as a mark of respect to the memory of the victims of 9-11 attacks, at nine minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., on motion of Mr. Brown, the Senate adjourned to meet again on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M.