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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Friday, May 14, 2010.

Met according to adjournment at twelve o’clock noon (Mr. Donnelly in the Chair).

Engrossed Bill — Laid Before the Governor.

An engrossed Bill making appropriations for the fiscal year 2010 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects (see House, No. 4670) (which originated in the House), having been passed to be enacted and signed by the President on Thursday, May 13, 2010,— was laid before the Governor for his approbation on Friday, May 14, 2010.

Petitions.

Petitions were severally presented and referred, as follows:
By Mr. Tisei, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2438) of Richard R. Tisei (with approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to authorize the city of Melrose to enter into a tax deferment agreement with Stone Place Limited Partnership [Local approval received];
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Revenue.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

By Mr. Berry, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Frederick E. Berry for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Daniel M. Donovan, III, an employee of the Department of Conservation and Recreation.
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Morrissey, for the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure, on Senate, Nos. 106, 108, 109, 110, 113, 115, 116, 117, 119, 120, 123, 124, 125, 126, 128, 129, 133, 135, 137, 139, 140, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 148, 150, 151, 155, 158, 160, 162, 163, 165, 166, 168, 169, 173, 175, 177, 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189, 190, 191, 342, 2036, 2037 and 2138, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure to make an investigation and study of certain current senate documents relative to consumer protection related issues in the Commonwealth (Senate, No. 2434);
Referred, under Joint Rule 29, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

By Mr. Baddour, for the committee on Transportation, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1917), a Bill relative to revitalization of the South Boston designated port area (Senate, No. 2418);
Read and, under Senate Rule 26C, referred to the committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets.

Committees Discharged.

Mr. Berry, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration
Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Education to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to miscellaneous educational issues (Senate, No. 2425);
Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Education to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to MCAS (Senate, No. 2426);
Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Education to make an investigation and study of a certain current Senate document relative to school curriculum (Senate, No. 2427);
Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Education to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to parent and student issues (Senate, No. 2428);
Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Education to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to Special Education (Senate, No. 2429);
Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Education to make an investigation and study of a certain current Senate document relative to education finance (Senate, No. 2530); and
Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Education to make an investigation and study of a certain current Senate document relative to an after school education pilot (Senate, No. 2431);
And recommending that the same severally be referred to the Senate committee on Ethics and Rules.
Under Senate Rule 36, the reports were considered forthwith and accepted.

There being no objection, at one minute past twelve o’clock noon, the Chair (Mr. Donnelly) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at nineteen minutes past twelve o’clock noon, the Senate reassembled, the Mr. Donnelly in the Chair.

The Chair (Mr. Donnelly) then led the members, guests and employees in the recitation of the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Reports of a Committee.

By Mr. Panagiotakos, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Stephen R. Fratalia, an employee of the Trial Court (House, No. 4576),-- 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.


By Mr. Panagiotakos, for the committee on Ways and Means, under the provisions of Senate Rule 19, a Committee Bill to promote cost containment, transparency and efficiency in the provision of quality health insurance for individuals and small businesses (Senate, No. 2437),-- was read.

Order Adopted.

Mr. Panagiotakos offered the following order:

Ordered, That notwithstanding Senate Rule 7 or any other rule to the contrary, the Senate Committee Bill to promote cost containment, transparency and efficiency in the provision of quality health insurance for individuals and small businesses (Senate, No. 2437) shall be placed in the Orders of the Day for a second reading on Tuesday, May 18, 2010.

All amendments shall be filed electronically in the office of the Clerk of the Senate by 12:00 Noon on Monday, May 17, 2010. All such amendments shall be second-reading amendments but further amendments in the third degree to such amendments shall be in order. The Clerk shall further specify the procedure and format for filing all amendments, consistent with this order.

After the bill as amended is ordered to a third reading, it shall immediately be read a third time and the question shall then immediately be on passing it to be engrossed, and no amendments shall be in order at the third reading of the bill unless recommended by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading.
Under the rules, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Berry, for the said committee, reported, recommending that the order ought to be adopted.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the order was considered forthwith and adopted.
The bill (Senate, No. 2437) was then placed in the Orders of the Day for Tuesday, May 18, 2010, for a second reading.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again 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 twenty-three minutes past twelve o’clock noon, the Senate adjourned to meet again on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M.