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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010.

Met at seven 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.

Distinguished Guests.

There being no objection, the Chair (Mr. Petruccelli) handed the gavel to Mr. Buoniconti for the purpose of an introduction. Mr. Buoniconti then introduced, in the rear of the Chamber, the Division I State Champion Algonquin Regional High School Girls Soccer Team and the Division I State Champion Algonquin Regional High School Girls Tennis Team. The girls’ soccer team took home the first state championship in the history of the program and finished their season with a record of 17-3-3. The girls’ tennis team had an undefeated season and finished their season with a record of 21-0. The Senate congratulated their accomplishments and they withdrew from the Chamber.

Reports of a Committee.

By Mr. Baddour, for the committee on Transportation, on petition, a Bill relative to stealing registration plates and the possession of stolen registration plates (Senate, No. 1888);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to ensuring that motorcyclists between the ages of 16 and 18 are provided with the adequate education relative to the proper safety and operation of a motorcycle (Senate, No. 1894);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill to clarify farm plates (Senate, No. 1896);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill authorizing the Registry of Motor Vehicles to issue distinctive license plates for the establishment of a fund for the future of nursing (Senate, No. 1914);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill to promote and advance motorcycle safety (Senate, No. 1934);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill erecting a Clara Barton Sign on I-395 (Senate, No. 1937); and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to the renewal of motor vehicle licenses (Senate, No. 1940);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Committee Discharged.

Mr. Panagiotakos, for the committee on Ways and Means, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the Senate Bill providing for the payment of certain accidental disability retirement and medical benefits to Antonio Pickens (Senate, No, 2044),-- and recommending that the same be referred to the Senate committee on Ethics and Rules.
Under Senate Rule 36, the report was considered forthwith and accepted.

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Panagiotakos, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Tree Bordon, an employee of the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office (House, No. 4400, amended),-- ought to pass.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, 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.

The Senate Bill relative to harassment prevention orders (Senate, No. 2212, amended),-- came from the House passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with an amendment striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of House document numbered 4443.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Buoniconti, and the House amendment was considered forthwith and adopted, in concurrence (as corrected BTR).

Report 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 Stephen M. brewer, Michael F. Kane, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Lori Ehrlich and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to oral cancer therapy.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Public Health.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4465) of Denis E. Guyer, John P. Fresolo and others for legislation to regulate the development of land acquired for natural resource and conservation purposes,-- was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,—

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again tomorrow at one o’clock P.M., in a full formal session.

Adjournment in Honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

The Senator from Middlesex and Norfolk, Ms. Creem, requested that when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

On January 27, 1945, Allied forces accomplished the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. In 2005, the United Nations General Assembly designated January 27 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day (IHRD), an annual day of commemoration to honor the victims of the Nazi era.

The U.N.’s International Holocaust Remembrance Day resolution rejects denial of the Holocaust, and condemns discrimination and violence based on religion or ethnicity.

Accordingly, as a mark of respect to the honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, at sixteen minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., on motion of Mr. Tarr, the Senate adjourned to meet again tomorrow at one o’clock P.M.