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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010.

Met at one minute 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.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. McGee, for the committee on Public Service, on petition, a Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Daniel M. Donovan, III, an employee of the Department of Conservation and Recreation (Senate, No. 2453);
Read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. Eldridge, for the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government, on petition, a Bill authorizing the town of Erving to establish an other post employment benefits trust fund (Senate, No. 2387) [Local approval received]; and
By Mr. Downing, for the committee on Revenue, on petition, a Bill relative to the financial condition of the city of North Adams (Senate, No. 2442) [Local approval received];
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Committee Discharged.

Mr. Berry, for the committee on Ethics and Rules, to whom was referred 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 (Senate, No. 2434), reported, in part, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 169) of Michael W. Morrissey for legislation relative to limiting certain types of dual alcohol licensure,-- and recommending that the same be recommitted to the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
Under Senate Rule 36, the report was considered forthwith and accepted.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

Petitions were severally referred, in concurrence, as follows, to wit:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4708) Michael A. Costello and Steven A. Baddour (with the approval of the mayor and municipal council) that the town of Amesbury be authorized to issue an additional license for the sale of alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises;
To the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4713) of Joseph F. Wagner, Thomas M. Petrolati and others (with the approval of the mayor and city council) that the city of Chicopee be authorized to increase the term of mayor from two to four years;
To the committee on Election Laws.
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4709) William “Smitty” Pignatelli and Benjamin B. Downing (by vote of the town) that the town of Lee be authorized to grant certain retirement benefits to Stanley Daoust, an employee of the department of public works of said town;
To the committee on Public Service.

A Bill relative to David Sennott and the Public Employees Retirement Administration and Commission (House, No. 4706,-- on House, No. 2375),-- was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Bills
Designating a certain road in the town of Uxbridge as the Benny Emerick’s Road to Boston (House, No. 3182,-- on petition);
Designating a certain section of state highway Route 110 in the city of Haverhill as the Emilio Brothers Memorial Highway (House, No. 3197,-- on petition); and
Relative to the proper conservation of Muskeget Island (printed in House, No. 4613,-- being a message from His Excellency the Governor);
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

A Bill relative to the sewer service area for the town of Lunenburg (House, No. 4561,- on House, No. 4467) [Local approval received on House, No. 4467],-- was read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Creem) “congratulating Dr. Patricia Kelly on the occasion of her retirement from the Newton Public Schools”;
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Creem) “congratulating Dr. V. James Marini on the occasion of her retirement from the Newton Public Schools”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Hedlund) “honoring Dr. Georgios Papastergiou, the Prefect of Pieria”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Montigny) “commemorating the three hundred and fiftieth anniversary of Mary Dyer’s martyrdom”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Rosenberg) “recognizing Hampshire College on the occasion of its fortieth anniversary celebration”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Rosenberg) “congratulating the Northampton Lions Club on the occasion of its seventy-fifth anniversary.”

Communication.

The Clerk read the following communication:

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
SENATE MINORITY LEADER
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON 02133-1053

May 26, 2010

Mr. William F. Welch
Clerk of the Massachusetts Senate
State House, Room 335
Boston, MA 02133

Dear Mr. Clerk:

I am pleased to inform you that the caucus of minority members has voted to name the newly elected Senator Richard J. Ross to serve as the Assistant Minority Whip.

I respectfully request that a copy of this communication be printed in today’s Senate Journal. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Sincerely,
RICHARD R. TISEI
Minority Leader.

On motion of Mr. Hedlund, the above communication was ordered printed in the Journal of the Senate.

Report 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 for the next session:
The House Bill relative to the transportation of swimming pools (House, No. 4025).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Hedlund, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were severally referred, in concurrence, as follows, to wit:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4717) Todd M. Smola and Stephen M. Brewer for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Susan Spera, an employee of the Department of Development Services;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Service.
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4716) of John W, Scibak for the issuance of an annual proclamation by the Governor setting apart October twentieth as school bus drivers’ day;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.

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., and that the Clerk be directed to dispense with the printing of a calendar.

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