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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, June 8, 2009.

Met at eight minutes 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.

Distinguished Guests.

There being no objection, the Chair (Mr. Petruccelli) handed the gavel to Mr. Hedlund for the purpose of an introduction.  Mr. Hedlund then introduced, seated in the Gallery, Tommy and George Papathanasiou.  They are members of Parti Quebecois in Canada and were on a tour of the State House.

Report of a Committee

By Ms. Creem, for the committee on the Judiciary, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1783), a Bill providing for the uniform prudent management of institutional funds (Senate, No. 2078);
Read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.           

Committee Discharged.

Mr. Morrissey, for the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 122) of Stephen J. Buoniconti for legislation relative to auto body labor rates,-- and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Financial Services.
Under Senate Rule 36, the report was considered forthwith and accepted.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Papers From the House.
Petitions.

Petitions were referred in concurrence, as follows:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1127) of  Jennifer Benson and James B. Eldridge  (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the town of Harvard to grant licenses for the sale of wine and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1128) of John D. Keenan (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to authorizing the city of Salem to grant an additional license for the sale of wine and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises to Derby Deli, Inc.;
Severally to the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Liability.
           
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1129) of Kathi-Anne Reinstein and Anthony W. Petruccelli (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to authorize public schools in the city of Revere to be open on certain Suffolk County holidays;
To the committee on Education.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1130) of Jennifer Benson and James B. Eldridge (by vote of the town) relative to the establishment of a wastewater management district in the town of Harvard;
To the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
             
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1131) of Geraldo Alicea (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Southbridge to establish certain landfill funds;
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1132) of Garrett J. Bradley and Robert L. Hedlund (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the town of Cohasset to use a certain parcel of water supply land for general municipal purposes; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1133) of Steven M. Walsh and Thomas M. McGee (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Nahant to issue bond anticipation notes for the acquisition of land and buildings thereon formerly owned by the United States Coast Guard;
Severally to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.                                                                                              

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1134) of Ann M. Gobi and others (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the town of Spencer to grant real and personal property tax abatements to members of the National Guard and reservist units called to active duty and serving in a foreign country;
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1135) of Jay R. Kaufman and others (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the abatement of certain property tax assessments in the town of Lexington; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1136) of Timothy J. Toomey and others (with the approval of the city council) relative to authorizing the city of Cambridge to place liens on real property located in the city for non-payment of local charges, fees or fines;
Severally referred to the committee on Revenue. 

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Brown) “congratulating Margaret E. Hoagland on the occasion of her retirement”;           
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Brown) “congratulating Margaret F. Myers on the occasion of her retirement”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Panagiotakos) “Honoring Albert ‘Al’ Duffett on the occasion of his retirement from Westford Academy”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Panagiotakos) “celebrating the town of Tyngsborough's two hundredth anniversary.”

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 designating a certain structure in the town of Salisbury as the Paul H. Sullivan sun shade deck (House, No. 714).
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.

Petition.

On motion of Mr. Hedlund, Senate Rule 20 and Joint Rule 12 were suspended on the petition, presented by Mr. Tisei (accompanied by bill) of  Richard R. Tisei, Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and other members of the General Court for legislation to eliminate Evacuation Day and Bunker Hill Day as state holidays,--and the same was referred to the committee on the Judiciary.

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 John A. Hart, Jr. and Colman Herman for legislation relative to the resale of tickets.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Hedlund, and the report was considered forthwith; Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
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 Marc R. Pacheco and Thomas J. Calter for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Kathleen Ginn, an employee of the Department of Mental Retardation.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Hedlund, 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. Hedlund,—
          
Ordered,
That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Wednesday next 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 fourteen minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Wednesday next at eleven o’clock A.M.