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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.
Monday, January 4, 2010.
Met at four minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Ms. Spilka 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 (Ms. Spilka), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
Petitions were severally presented and referred, as follows:
By Mr. Brown, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Scott P. Brown for legislation to establish a sales tax holiday; and
By Mr. Kennedy, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Thomas P. Kennedy for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Gloria Oluboje, an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance;
Severally under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
Matters Taken Out of the Orders of the Day.
There being no objection, the following matters were taken out of the Orders of the Day and considered, as follows:
The Senate Bill authorizing the board of assessors of the city of Quincy to grant tax abatements to certain military personnel (Senate, No. 1302),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.
The House Bill relative to real estate taxes in the town of Wayland (House, No. 1903),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
The following engrossed bills (both of which originated in the House), 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 (Ms. Spilka) and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:
Authorizing the abatement of certain property tax assessments in the town of Lexington (see House, No. 1135, amended); and
Establishing a sick leave bank for Jeanette Ross, an employee of the Trial Court (see House, No. 4311, amended).
On motion of Mr. Tarr,—
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Wednesday next at one o’clock P.M., in a full formal session.
On motion of the same Senator, at eighteen minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Wednesday next at one o’clock P.M.