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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008.

Met at one minute 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.

Petition.

Ms. Tucker presented a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2890) of Susan C. Tucker, Barry R. Finegold and James R. Miceli (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Tewksbury to issue pension funding bonds or notes [Local approval received],— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Messages were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Message from His Excellency the Governor (under the provisions of Section 8 of Article LXXXIX of the Amendments to the Constitution) recommending legislation relative to validating the actions taken at annual town elections held in the town of Dalton (House, No. 5152);
To the committee on Election Laws.

Message from His Excellency the Governor (under the provisions of Section 8 of Article LXXXIX of the Amendments to the Constitution) recommending legislation relative to validating the actions taken at the annual town meeting and special town meeting of the town of Rockland (House, No. 5153);
To the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.

Bills
Relative to reporting on health effects of particulate matter (House, No. 5042,— on House, No. 2227);
Establishing a sick bank leave for Margie Murphy an employee of the Department of Children and Families (House, No. 5123, changed,— on petition);
Establishing a sick leave bank for Kenneth J. Murphy an employee of the Department of Correction (House, No. 5139, changed,— on petition);
Establishing a sick leave bank for Alan Antonucci, an employee of the Middlesex sheriff’s office (House, No. 5144,— on petition); and
Establishing a sick leave bank for Judy M. Romano, an employee of the Department of Public Health (House, No. 5145,— on petition);
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

A Bill authorizing the transportation board of the town of Brookline to regulate valet parking in the town of Brookline (House, No. 4492,— on petition) [Local approval received],— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Reports of Committees.

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 validating the action taken at the special town election held in the town of Oak Bluffs (printed in House, No. 4932).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Hedlund, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

By Mr. Panagiotakos, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill to establish a sick leave bank for Sharon Brady (Senate, No. 2888) ,— ought to pass, with an amendment substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2891).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Hedlund, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means.
The bill (Senate, No. 2891) was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

By Mr. Panagiotakos, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Alan Antonucci, an employee of the Middlesex sheriff’s office (House, No. 5144),— ought to pass.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Hedlund, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

By Mr. Panagiotakos, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Judy M. Romano, an employee of the Department of Public Health (House, No. 5145),— ought to pass.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Hedlund, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill authorizing the town of Brookline to lease town owned property for an additional thirty years (House, No. 4493,— on petition) [local approval received],— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Hedlund, and the bill was read a second time.


Ms. Creem presented an amendment in section 1, in the last sentence, by adding the following words:— “; provided, however, that the lease shall be subject to subsections (a), (b) and (g) of section 16 of chapter 30B of the General Laws.”.
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, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act authorizing the town of Brookline to lease town-owned property for an additional 30 years”.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Hedlund,—

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 a calendar.

Adjournment in Memory of Alice M. (Hashem) Baddour.

The Senator from Essex, Mr. Baddour, requested that when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn in memory of Alice M. (Hashem) Baddour.

Alice M. (Hashem) Baddour, 92, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008 at Lowell General Hospital with her family by her side.

She was born in Saugus on August 26, 1916, the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Keamie) Hashem.

Alice had worked at Lawrence Lumber Gift Shop in the late 1950’s, and was employed as a clerk with Filene’s in Burlington for many years before retiring. She was an active member of St. Anthony’s Maronite Church in Lawrence as well as St. Anthony’s Sodality. Alice loved to cook, bake, relax at the beach and spend time with her loving children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A long-time Methuen resident, Alice was the widow of Albert P. Baddour. She is survived by her brother, John Hashem and his wife Kim of North Andover; her two daughters and sons-in-law, Alberta (Bertie) and Phillip Shehdan, and Jeanette and Robert DiStefano, all residing in Raleigh, N.C.; and her son and daughter-in-law, Shae and Marie Baddour of Seabrook Beach, N.H. She also leaves 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, Mariam B. Ward, wife of M. Paul Ward of Chelmsford, as well as her two brothers, Fred and James Hashem.

Accordingly, as a mark of respect to the memory of Alice M. (Hashem) Baddour, at ten minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., on motion of Mr. Hedlund, the Senate adjourned to meet again on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M.