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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, June 15, 2009.

           

Met at five minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Tolman in the Chair).

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

Distinguished Guests.

There being no objection, the Chair (Mr. Tolman) handed the gavel to Mr. Brown for the purpose of an introduction.  Mr. Brown then introduced, seated in the Gallery, Patrick Marr of Franklin, his daughter, Kaitlyn and son, Lyam.  They won the chance to be “Senators for the Day” and were taking a tour of the State House and learning about the different aspects of state government.

Petitions.

Petitions were presented and referred as follows:

By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2082) of Bruce E. Tarr and Bradford R. Hill (by vote of the town) (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Wenham to grant certain licenses for the sale of wine and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises [Local approval received];
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.

By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2083) of Bruce E. Tarr, Bradford R. Hill and Barbara A. L’Italien (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to regulations promulgated by the board of health of the town of Boxford [Local approval received];
By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2084) of Bruce E. Tarrand Bradford R. Hill (by vote of the town) for legislation to establish a town manager in the town of Hamilton [Local approval received];
By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2085) of Bruce E. Tarrand Bradford R. Hill (by vote of the town) for legislation to exempt certain property from the property tax in the town Hamilton [Local approval received];
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.

By Ms. Murray, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2086) of Therese Murray and Thomas J. Calter (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the Department of Highways and the town of Kingston to exchange certain parcels of land [Local approval received];
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Richard T. Moore, Paul Kujawski and Jennifer M. Callahan for legislation designating a certain node of the Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park in the Town of Uxbridge as the Effingham Capron Memorial Park; and
By Mr. Tisei, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Richard R. Tisei for legislation relative to the period of registration of real estate appraisers;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Report of a Committee

By Mr. McGee, for the committee on Public Service, on petition, a Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Maureen Wright, an employee of the Department of Mental Retardation (Senate, No. 2058);
Read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.         

Paper from the House.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1140) of Cleon H. Turner and Robert A. O’Leary (by vote of the town) for legislation to include elections for the Dennis Water District in elections in the town of Dennis,-- was referred, in concurrence, to  committee on Election Laws.

A Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Keith Bianchini, an employee of the Department of Corrections (House, No. 2365,- on petition),-- was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

A Bill relative to the town of Norton Water and Sewer Commission (House, No. 3698,- 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 Ms. Creem) “congratulating Dr. Brenda Keegan on the occasion of her retirement”;     
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Joyce) “honoring Malcolm Roy Larson upon his retirement from the Milton Fire Department”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. O’Leary) “congratulating Michael B. Gradone on the occasion of his retirement.”

Paper from the House.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1145) of John D. Keenan that the Department of Highways erect and maintain suitable markers on Route 1A and Route 114 designating the city of Salem as the birthplace of the National Guard,-- was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to  committee on Transportation.

Recess.

There being no objection, at sixteen minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Chair (Mr. Tolman) declared a recess; and at ten minutes before one o’clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, Mr. Tolman in the Chair.

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 nine minutes before one o’clock P.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again tomorrow at one o’clock P.M.