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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, June 7, 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.

Communication.

A communication from the Honorable Richard R. Tisei, Senate Minority Leader, announcing the appointment of the Honorable Richard J. Ross to the committee on Ways and Means,-- was placed on file.

Report of a Committee

By Mr. McGee, for the committee on Public Service, on petition, a Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Sharon Baert, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services (Senate, No. 2466);
Read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

Petitions were severally referred, in concurrence, as follows, to wit:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4715) Thomas P. Conroy, James B. Eldridge and Susan C. Fargo (by vote of the town) that the town of Sudbury be authorized to enter into certain wireless facility contracts; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4718) of Thomas P. Conroy, James B. Eldridge and Susan C. Fargo (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the town of Sudbury to enter into long-term lease agreements to provide for certain energy facilities at the landfill located in said town;
Severally to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.

A Bill authorizing the town of Cohasset to grant certain interests in land (House, No. 4322,- on petition) [Local approval received],-- 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 Mr. Brewer) “congratulating Mrs. Bonny Rathbone on the occasion of her retirement from the Palmer Public School System.
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Tolman) “congratulating Mr. P. Michael Noftsker on the occasion of his retirement from the Watertown Public School System.”
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Walsh) “congratulating Christopher James O’Brien on the occasion of his Court of Honor”; and
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Walsh) “congratulating Sean Egan Steinberg on the occasion of his Court of Honor.”

Matters Taken Out of the Orders of the Day.

There being no objection, the following matters were taken out of the Orders of the Day and considered forthwith:

The Senate Bill authorizing a certain question relative to a charter revision in the town of Palmer to be placed on the state election ballot (Senate, No. 2352),-- was read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.


The Senate Bill validating the election of a charter commission in the city of Holyoke (Senate, No. 2408),-- was read a third time.
Pending the question on passing the bill to be engrossed, Mr. Knapik offered an amendment in section 1, by adding the following sentence:- “The charter commission shall be subject to all other provisions of sections 9 and 11 of chapter 43B of the General Laws.”
The amendment was adopted.
The bill (Senate, No. 2408, amended) was then passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.


The House Bill providing for the appointment of a treasurer-collector in the town of Freetown (House, No. 4415) (its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading),-- was read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Reports of Committees.

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 designating a playground at the Marine Park in South Boston as the Michael Joyce Memorial Playground (Senate, No. 2435).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Knapik, 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 designating a playground at the Marine Park in South Boston as the Michael Joyce Memorial Playground”.
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 House Bill designating the portion of state highway route 140 located in the town of Upton as the George L. Wood Veterans of Foreign War Post #5594 and the Marshall-Leland American Legion Post #173 Roadway (House, No. 4334).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Knapik, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

The following report was laid before the Senate, the time within which the said committee was required to report having expired:---
Of the committee on Public Service, ought NOT to pass (under Joint Rule 10), on the recommitted petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2263) of Patricia D. Jehlen Timothy J. Toomey and others (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to exempt the position of deputy chief of police in the city of Somerville from the provisions of the civil service.
On motion of Mr. Knapik, the rules were suspended; and, on further motion of the same Senator, the petition was recommitted to the committee on Public Service.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were severally referred, in concurrence, as follows, to wit:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4730) of Danielle W. Gregoire for legislation designating Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4731) of William Smitty Pignatelli, Stephen Kulik, Ronald Mariano and others restricting use and connection of automatic dialing-announcing devices;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.

Order -- Amended.

The House Order relative to granting the joint standing committees and the committee of Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, be granted until Tuesday, June 8, 2010, within which to report all matters referred to them came from the House -- came from the House with the endorsement that the House had concurred with the Senate in its amendment with a further amendment striking out the date “June 8, 2010” and inserting in place thereof the date “June 15, 2010”.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Knapik, and the Senate concurred in the House amendment.


A Bill relative to the agreement among states to elect the President by national popular vote (House, No. 4156,-- on Senate, No. 353 and House, No. 660),--was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Knapik, and the bill was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.


The House Bill making appropriations for the fiscal year 2011 for the maintenance of the departments, boards, commissions, institutions and certain activities of the Commonwealth, for interest, sinking fund and serial bond requirements and for certain permanent improvements (House, No. 4601),— came from the House with the endorsement that the House had NON-concurred in the Senate amendment (striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text contained in Senate document numbered 2470), and had asked for a committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two branches; and that Representatives Murphy of Burlington, L’Italien of Andover and Hargraves of Groton had been appointed the committee on the part of the House.
On motion of Mr. Knapik, the Senate insisted on its amendment and concurred in the appointment of a committee of conference; and Senators Panagiotakos, Brewer and Knapik were appointed on the part of the Senate.
The bill was returned to the House endorsed accordingly.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Knapik, --

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

On motion of the same Senator, at twenty-two minutes before twelve o’clock noon, the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at one o’clock P.M.