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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Thursday, April 23, 2009.

Met at two 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.

Petitions.

Petitions were presented and referred as follows:

By Mr. Brewer, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2043) of Stephen M. Brewer and Todd M. Smola (by vote of the town) for legislation for legislation relative to a betterment assessment in the town of Sturbridge [Local approval received);
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.

By Mr. Joyce, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2044) of Brian A. Joyce, Walter F. Timilty, Angelo M. Scaccia and Linda Dorcena Forry (by vote of the town) for legislation to provide an accidental disability retirement and medical benefits payment to Antonio Pickens [Local approval received);
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Public Service.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

By Mr. Brewer, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen M. Brewer for legislation relative to regional school district borrowing;
By Mr. Brown (by request), a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Geno Orsogna for legislation relative to the licensing of businesses that repair televisions and radios;
By Mr. Buoniconti, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen J. Buoniconti for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Margaret Ann Sheehan,  an employee of the Trial Court;
 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Jennifer L. Flanagan for legislation to provide retirement benefits to certain employees who provide special education services;
By Mr. Morrissey, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael W. Morrissey for legislation to expand certain automobile insurance coverage options;
By Mr. Morrissey, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael W. Morrissey for legislation to establish a study commission relative to payment of fair and reasonable excise taxes on recreational vessels;
By Mr. Morrissey, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael W. Morrissey for legislation to prohibit the adverse possession of state, county and municipal land;
By Mr. Tolman, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Steven A. Tolman for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Edward Jedrey, an employee of the Department of Mental Health; and
By Mr. Timilty, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of James E. Timilty for legislation to establish a sick leave for Nancy Morrison, an employee of the Department of Correction
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Report of a Committee.

By Ms. Creem for the committee on the Judiciary, on petition, a Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Sheila Ferreira, an employee of the Trial Court (Senate, No. 1744);
Read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

A message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to clean energy (House, No. 4072),-- was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Brewer) “on the occasion of the one hundredth anniversary of Baystate Mary Lane Hospital”;
Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Richard T. Moore, Baddour, Brewer, Ms. Chandler, Mr. Eldridge, Ms. Fargo, Ms. Flanagan, Messrs. Hart, Hedlund, Kennedy, O’Leary and Pacheco, Ms. Spilka Mr. Tisei and Ms. Tucker) “commending the Northeastern University Center for Family Business”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Harvey Brooks on his selection as Man of the Year by the Kiwanis Club of Middleborough”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Alison Lima on the being selected as a 2009 Unsung Heroine by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women”;  
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Tolman) “congratulating Norman Knight for 50 years of service to the Hundred Club of Massachusetts”; and
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Tucker) “congratulating the Dracut High School ‘Middies’ Cheerleading Team.”

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4074) of Kevin Aguiar for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Jennifer Moniz, an employee of the Registry of Motor Vehicles.,-- was referred, in concurrence, to  committee on Public Service.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,—
               
Ordered,
That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet on Monday 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 eight minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M.