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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, May 3, 2010.

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.

Petition.

Mr. Knapik, presented a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2408) of Michael R. Knapik and Michael F. Kane (with approval of the Mayor and City Council) for legislation to validate the election of a charter commission in the City of Holyoke [Local approval received];
Under Senate Rule 20, referred to the committee on Election Laws.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Reports of a Committee.

By Mr. Richard T. Moore, for the committee on Health Care Financing, that the Senate bills
To ensure access to inpatient psychiatric facilities (Senate, No. 2181) [Estimated cost – more than $100,000};
Relative to medical emergency response plans for schools (Senate, No. 2295) [Estimated cost – more than $100,000]; and
Establishing an organ donation registration fund (Senate, No. 2338) [Estimated cost – more than $100,000];
Severally ought to pass.
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. Richard T. Moore, for the committee on Health Care Financing, that the Senate bills
Relative to the nurses rehabilitation program participant bill of rights (Senate, No. 746) [Estimated cost – $0];
Relative to volunteer physicians (Senate, No. 846) [Estimated cost – less than $100,000];
Relative to the Health Disparities Council (Senate, No. 858) [Estimated cost - $0] ;
Relative to technical changes pertaining to the Board of Registration in Medicine (Senate, No. 864) [Estimated cost - $0];
Relative to volunteer dentistry (Senate, No. 891) [Estimated cost – less than $100,000];
Relative to the prevention of falls in the elderly community (Senate, No. 2240) [Estimated cost - less than $100,000];
Relating to safety regulations for school athletic programs (Senate, No. 2267) [Estimated cost - $0];
Regarding medical record retention requirements (Senate, No. 2301) [Estimated cost - $0];
Relative to medication technician (Senate, No. 2307) (also based on House, No. 2041) [Estimated cost - $0];
Severally ought to pass.
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Donnelly, Ms. Creem, Messrs. Brewer and Eldridge, Ms. Fargo, Ms. Jehlen, Messrs. Joyce, Kennedy, Michael O. Moore, Richard T. Moore, O’Leary, Pacheco and Panagiotakos, Ms. Spilka, Mr. Tolman and Ms. Tucker) “congratulating the Greater Boston Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers on its celebration of North American Occupational Safety and Health Week and Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day.”

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 providing for recall elections in the town of Boxford (House, No. 4381),-- was read a second time.
Pending the question on ordering the bill to a third reading, Mr. Tarr offered an amendment in section 2, by adding the following sentence:-“The town clerk shall immediately forward the recall affidavit to the board of registrars for verification of signatures.”; and by striking out the first paragraph of section 3 and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-
“SECTION 3. Within 14 calendar days of receipt of the initial recall affidavit, the board of registrars of voters shall (1) verify the signatures on the initial recall affidavit and if found to contain a sufficient number of signatures, (2) the town clerk shall thereupon deliver the first 10 signers of the affidavit a formal numbered printed recall petition sheet with the town clerk’s official seal, and addressed to the board of selectmen demanding the recall. The town clerk shall fill out the top portion of each recall petition sheet naming the elected official, the grounds for recall stated in the petition, the names of the first 10 voters signing the affidavit, and shall demand the election of a successor to the office. A copy of the recall petition shall be entered in a record book to be kept in the office of the town clerk.”
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.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.

Reports of a Committee.

Mr. Berry, for the committee on Ethics and Rules, reported that the following matter be placed in the Orders of the Day:
The House Bill authorizing the town of Millbury to pay certain unpaid bills (printed in House, No. 4525).
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, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act authorizing the town of Millbury to pay a certain unpaid bill”.

Mr. Berry, for the committee on Ethics and Rules, reported that the following matter be placed in the Orders of the Day:
The Senate Bill to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities in the Commonwealth (Senate, No. 810) (the committee on Health Care Financing having recommended that the bill ought NOT to pass).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the matter was considered forthwith.
The pending recommendation of the committee on Health Care Financing was considered; and report was NOT accepted.
Under Senate Rule 27, the bill was referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE

The House Bill establishing the Sherwood Forest Lake District (House, No. 3702,-- on petition) [Local approval received],-- was read.
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, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act establishing the Sherwood Forest Lake District in the town of Beckett”.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,--

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Wednesday 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 P.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Wednesday next at eleven o’clock A.M.