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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.
Monday, November 10, 2008.
Met at five minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Petruccelli in the Chair).
The Chair (Mr. Petruccelli), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
Report of a Committee.
By Mr. Brewer, for the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight, on petition, a Bill establishing the Cape Cod and Islands commission on the status of women (Senate, No. 2884);
Read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5138) of Charles A. Murphy (by vote of the town) relative to the appointment of Louis Maglizzi as a police officer in the town of Burlington, notwithstanding the maximum age requirements,— was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Public Service.
Establishing a sick leave bank for John Vitale, an employee of the Land Court (House, No. 5101,— on petition);
Establishing a sick leave bank for Maryan Labaire, an employee of the Department of Children and Families (House, No. 5118, changed,— on petition); and
Establishing a sick leave bank for Tracy Kelly, an employee of the Cambridge Division of the District Court Department (House, No. 5119,— on petition);
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Spilka) “honoring Captain Michael D. Brogan on his retirement from the Ashland Fire Department.”
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 authorizing affordable housing covenants in the town of Arlington (House, No. 4938),— was read a second time.
Mr. Augustus presented an amendment striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 2887.
The amendment was adopted.
The bill, as amended, was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with the amendment.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5144) of William Lantigua that the office of sheriff of Middlesex County be authorized to establish a sick leave bank for Alan Antonucci, an employee of said office; and
Joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5145) of Robert L. Rice, Jr., and Stephen M. Brewer that the Department of Public Health be authorized to establish a sick leave bank for Judy M. Romano, an employee of said department;
Severally, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Service.
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5146) of Garrett J. Bradley relative to the benefits payable to certain veterans of the armed forces;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs.
There being no objection, at twenty-one minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Chair (Mr. Petruccelli) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at twnety minutes before one o’clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, Mr. Petruccelli in the Chair.
On motion of Mr. Tisei,—
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 nineteen minutes before one o’clock P.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o’clock A.M.