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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010.

Met at one minute past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Hart in the Chair).

The Chair (Mr. Hart), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Distinguished Guests.

There being no objection, the Chair (Mr. Hart) introduced, seated in the balcony, the fourth grade class of the Parker Avenue School of Dracut. They were accompanied by Anne Ziaja of the Legislative Education Office. The Senate welcomed them with applause and they withdrew from the balcony after the session.

Report of a Committee.

By Ms. Spilka, for the committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies, on Senate, Nos. 192, 193, 194, 195, 197, 198, 199, 201, 202, 204, 206 and 2041, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to economic development (Senate, No. 2467);
Referred, under Joint Rule 29, to the committee on Rules of the two branches acting concurrently.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

Reports
Of the committee on Public Health, asking to be discharged from further consideration
Of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2031) of Christine E. Canavan, Mary E. Grant and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to patient care;
Of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2069) of Viriato Manuel deMacedo, Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to establishing a nursing advisory board in the Commonwealth;
Of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2086) of Kay Kahn, Richard T. Moore and Timothy J. Toomey for legislation to establish a nursing advisory board within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services;
Of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3477) of Stephen Kulik, John W. Scibak and Anne M. Gobi for legislation to regulate restrictions on land used for farming under public health law; and
Of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3912) of Ellen Story, Frank I. Smizik and others relative to the establishment of a nursing advisory board within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services;
And recommending that the same severally be referred to the committee on Health Care Financing.
Were severally considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Richard T. Moore) “honoring Marylynne Dube of the town of Douglas for a lifetime of community service activism and volunteerism”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Richard T. Moore) “recognizing the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation on its observance of Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month.”

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Panagiotakos, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill releasing certain land in Brimfield from the operation of an agricultural preservation restriction (Senate, No. 2221),-- 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, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act releasing certain land in the town of Brimfield from an agricultural preservation restriction”.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

By Mr. Panagiotakos, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Melissa Gordon, an employee of the Trial Court (Senate, No. 2433),-- 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.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

By Mr. Panagiotakos, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Howard Ray, an employee of the Department of Early Education and Care (Senate, No. 2452),-- 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.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

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 Senate Bill relative to the enhancement of public safety (Senate, No. 911).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the bill was read a second time.
Mr. Baddour presented an amendment substituting a new draft entitled “An Act strengthening the laws related to the regulation of explosives” (Senate, No. 2468).
The amendment was adopted.
The bill (Senate, No. 2468) was then ordered to a third reading.

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 Senate Bill relating to safety regulations for school athletic programs (Senate, No. 2267).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the bill was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,

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

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