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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009.

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

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

Distinguished Guests.

There being no objection, the Chair (Mr. Timilty) introduced, seated in the Gallery, students from the George R. Martin Elementary School in Seekonk.  The students were guests of Senator Timilty and Representative D’Amico.  The Senate welcomed them with applause and they withdrew from the Gallery.

Communication.

A communication from the Honorable Therese Murray, President of the Senate, announcing the appointment of Senator Benjamin B. Downing to serve on the Special Commission established (pursuant to Section 5 of Chapter 206 of the Acts of 2008) to make an investigation and study of the feasibility and effectiveness of various incentives designed to promote the development and use of advance biofuels,-- was placed on file.

Papers from the House.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1114) of Kathi-Anne Reinstein (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to eliminating preliminary elections in Revere,-- was referred, in concurrence, to  committee on Election Laws.
A Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Margaret Freddie Purcell (House, No. 4080,- on petition),-- was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

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 establishing a sick leave bank for Cassandra Macklan, an employee of the Department of Health and Human Services (House, No. 3942),--was read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with the amendments previously adopted by the Senate.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendments.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Berry, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Gale D. Candaras for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Tina Dunham, an employee of the Trial Court.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Brown, and the report was considered forthwith; Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. Berry, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Benjamin B. Downing, Christopher N. Speranzo, Richard T. Moore, Brian A. Joyce and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide for greater transparency in local government.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Brown, and the report was considered forthwith; Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.

By Mr. Berry, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Mark C. Montigny and Antonio F.D. Cabral for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Adrianna Barreto, an employee of the Department of Children and Families.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Brown, and the report was considered forthwith; Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Public Service.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Brown,—
           
Ordered,
That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again tomorrow at one o’clock P.M., in a full formal session without a calendar.
                
On motion of the same Senator, at five minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again tomorrow at one o’clock P.M.