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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, May 17, 2010.

Met according to adjournment at eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Timilty in the Chair).

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

Petitions.

Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:
By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2442) of Benjamin B. Downing and Daniel E. Bosley (with approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation relative to the financial condition of the city of North Adams [Local approval received];
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Revenue.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

By Ms. Creem, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Cynthia Stone Creem for legislation to establish the Massachusetts uniform trust code;
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. O’Leary, for the committee on Education, on Senate, Nos. 207, 213, 231, 232, 263 and 292, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Education to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to personnel issues (Senate, No. 2439);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate, Nos. 212, 226, 259, 269, 278, 286 and 289, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Education to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to Chapter 70 (Senate, No. 2440); and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate, Nos. 216, 247, 252, 255, 262 and 277, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Education to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to the school building authority (Senate, No. 2441);
Severally referred, under Joint Rule 29, to the committee on Rules of the two branches acting concurrently.

By Mr. Montigny, for the committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets, that the Senate Bill authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to lease certain land in the town of Spencer to the Worcester County 4H Center (Senate, No. 1402),-- ought to pass;
Referred, under Senate Rule 27, to the committee on Ways and Means.

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 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),-- 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.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4667) of Jonathan Hecht, Peter J. Koutoujian and Steven A. Tolman (by vote of the town) that the town of Watertown be exempt from the public bidding statutes for certain public construction projects,-- was referred, in concurrence, to the committee consumer State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.

A Bill relative to the composition of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority board of directors (House, No. 3807,-- on petition),-- was 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 severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Chang-Diaz) “honoring Marvin E. Gilmore, Jr. of the city of Cambridge”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. McGee) “welcoming the delegation from Marblehead’s Sister City, Grasse, France”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Tamara Dzialo for being selected as a 2010 Unsung Heroine by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Janet McDonald for being selected as a 2010 Unsung Heroine by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women.”

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Hedlund,

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

On motion of the same Senator, at four minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again tomorrow at eleven o’clock A.M.