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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010.

Met at one minute past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Rosenberg in the Chair) (having been appointed by the President, under authority conferred by Senate Rule 4, to perform the duties of the Chair).

Reports.

The following reports were severally read and placed on file:
Report of the Dukes County Registry of Deeds (under the provisions Section 2KKK of Chapter 29 of the General Laws) submitting its plan for expenditure from the County Registers Technological Fund (copies having been forwarded as required to the Senate Committees on Ways and Means and Post Audit and Oversight) (received February, April 23, 2009); and
Report of the Dukes County Registry of Deeds (under the provisions Section 2KKK of Chapter 29 of the General Laws) submitting its plan for expenditure from the County Registers Technological Fund (copies having been forwarded as required to the Senate Committees on Ways and Means and Post Audit and Oversight) (received Tuesday, January 26, 2010).

Petition.

Mr. Buoniconti presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen J. Buoniconti for legislation relative to the Medical Professional Mutual Insurance Company;
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Reports of Committees.

By Ms. Creem, for the committee on the Judiciary, on petition, a Bill to establish a sick leave bank for Denise Cailler, an employee of the Trial Court (Senate, No. 2241); and
By Mr. McGee, for the committee on Public Service, on petition, a Bill providing for the continued medical care and treatment of Ellen E. Englehardt, a state trooper injured in the line of duty (Senate, No. 1142);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. Eldridge, for the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government, on petition, a Bill relative to the North Carver Water District (Senate, No. 2153) [Local approval received];
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to providing municipal pension funding schedule relief (House, No. 4439),-- was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Public Service.

Report of the committee on Transportation, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the House petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4120) of Angelo M. Scaccia and others relative to designating a certain intersection on Turtle Pond Parkway in the Hyde Park district of the city of Boston as Paul P. Loring Square, and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture,-- was considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence.

Recess.

There being no objection, at two minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Chair (Mr. Rosenberg) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at seventeen minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate reassembled, Mr. Rosenberg in the Chair.

The Senator from Plymouth and Norfolk, Mr. Hedlund, then led the Chair (Mr. Rosenberg), members, guests and employees in the recitation of the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.
Emergency Preamble Adopted.

An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Catherine Ann Ouellette, an employee of the Trial Court (see Senate, No. 2228), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage and containing an emergency preamble,-- was laid before the Senate; and, a separate vote being taken in accordance with the requirements of Article LXVII of the Amendments to the Constitution, the preamble was adopted in concurrence, by a vote of 3 to 0.
The bill was signed by the Acting President (Mr. Rosenberg) and sent to the House for enactment.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Hart) “congratulating Frank and Sally Gentile on their seventieth wedding anniversary.”

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 the city of Leominster to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 4267, amended) (its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading),-- was read a third time.
Pending the question on passing the bill to be engrossed, in concurrence, Ms. Flanagan presented an amendment in section 1, by adding the following paragraph:-
“Upon issuance of the license authorized in this act, T & S Liquors, Inc. shall return to the licensing authority the license it currently holds for the sale of wines and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises.”
The 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.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Berry, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Gale D. Candaras for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Candace Cabey, an employee of the Trial Court.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Petruccelli, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. Berry, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Gale D. Candaras for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Christine Frangakis, an employee of the Department of Public Health.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Petruccelli, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Public Service.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
Engrossed Bills.

The following engrossed bills (the first two 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 (Mr. Rosenberg) and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:
Authorizing the town of Charlton to acquire dams within the town, to make improvements to dams and to authorize the assessment of betterments to pay costs associated therewith (see Senate, No. 2108, amended);
Establishing a sick leave bank for Catherine Ann Ouellette, an employee of the Trial Court (see Senate, No. 2228); and
Relative to a wastewater management district in the town of Harvard (see House, No. 4407, amended).

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Hedlund,—

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again tomorrow at one o’clock P.M., in a full formal session.
Moment of Silence.
At the request of the Chair (Mr. Rosenberg), the members, guests and employees stood in a moment of silence and reflection to the memory of Anne (Shaughnessy) Butler of South Boston.

Adjournment in Memory of Anne (Shaughnessy) Butler of South Boston.

The Senator from Suffolk, Mr. Hart, requested that when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn in memory of Anne (Shaughnessy) Butler of South Boston.
Anne Butler died peacefully in her sleep on January 12, 2010 at the age of 100. Anne was the beloved wife of the late Daniel Paul Butler. She is survived by four children, twenty-three grandchildren, thirty-three great-grandchildren and sixteen great-great grandchildren. As a life-long resident of South Boston, Anne was passionate about her community. She was a member of the South Boston Citizen’s Association, the Castle Island Association, the Irish American Society and the Rockland Eagles where she served a term as President.

Accordingly, as a mark of respect to the memory of Anne (Shaughnessy) Bulter of South Boston, at twenty-six minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., on motion of Mr. Petruccelli, the Senate adjourned to meet again tomorrow at one o’clock P.M.