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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Friday, June 18, 2010.

Met according to adjournment at eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Petruccelli in the Chair) (having been appointed by the President, under authority conferred by Senate Rule 4, to perform the duties of the Chair).

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

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Buoniconti, for the committee on Financial Services, on petition, a Bill relative to group health insurance (Senate, No. 489);
Referred, under Joint Rule 1E, to the committee on Health Care Financing.

By Mr. Petruccelli, for the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, on petition, a Bill creating the Blue Hills advisory (Senate, No. 416);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate, No. 387 and House, No. 3674, a Bill to revitalize urban centers (Senate, No. 2485); and
By Mr. Morrissey, for the committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2320), a Bill relative to water company infrastructure projects (Senate, No. 2488);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. Petruccelli, for the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 435), a Bill to promote the viability and sustainability of commercial fisheries in the Commonwealth (Senate, No. 2486);
Read and, under Senate Rule 26C, referred to the committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets.

By Mr. Joyce, for the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1421), a Bill to provide for the public inspection of records made or received by special state police officers at educational institutions (Senate, No. 2487);
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

By Mr. Panagiotakos, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill establishing expanded gaming in the Commonwealth (House, No. 4619),-- ought to pass, with an amendment, striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 2495; and by inserting before the enacting clause the following emergency preamble:
“Whereas, the deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to establish and regulate forthwith gaming in the commonwealth, therefore, it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.” (Senators Tucker, Fargo and Pacheco dissenting).

Order.
Mr. Panagiotakos presented the following order:
Ordered, That notwithstanding Senate Rule 7 or any other rule to the contrary, the House Bill establishing expanded gaming in the Commonwealth (House, No. 4619), with the recommended Senate Ways and Means new text (Senate, No. 2495) shall be placed in the Orders of the Day for a second reading on Wednesday June 23, 2010.
All amendments shall be filed electronically in the office of the Clerk of the Senate by 5:00 P.M., on Monday, June 21, 2010. All such amendments shall be second-reading amendments to the Ways and Means new text but further amendments in the third degree to such amendments shall be in order. The Clerk shall further specify the procedure and format for filing all amendments, consistent with this order.
After the bill as amended is ordered to a third reading, it shall immediately be read a third time and the question shall then immediately be on passing it to be engrossed, and no amendments shall be in order at the third reading of the bill unless recommended by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading.
Under the rules, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Berry, for the said committee, reported, recommending that the order ought to be adopted.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the order was adopted.
The bill (House, No. 4619) was then placed in the Orders of the Day on Wednesday, June 23, for a second reading, with the Ways and Means new text (Senate, No. 2495) pending.

Resolutions
.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Knapik) “honoring Clare Rigali as the recipient of the Distinguished Service to the Cause of Good Human Relations Award from the Council for Human Understanding.”

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 the town of Hubbardston to send certain information to the voters relative to ballot questions (Senate, No. 2090) (its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading),-- was read a third time.
Pending the question on passing the bill to be engrossed, Mr. Brewer presented an amendment in section 1, by striking out the last sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- “The board of selectmen shall make the notice available by posting it: (i) on the town’s official website; (ii) at each polling place in the town; (iii) at the town post office; (iv) at the town office building; and (v) subject to available funds and any other conditions that may be imposed by by-law, mailing the notice, or a statement indicating where and how the notice may be obtained, to each residence of a registered voter whose name appears on the latest active voting list in the town; provided, however, that posting of notice under this section may be revised by by-law.”
The amendment was adopted.
The bill (Senate, No. 2090, amended) was then passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

The Senate Bill authorizing the town of Erving to establish an other postemployment benefits trust fund (Senate, No. 2387) (its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading),-- was read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

The House Bill exempting the city of Springfield from certain provisions of the General Laws (House, No. 4316),-- was read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

The House Bill relative to health insurance coverage for retired employees of the town of Brookline (House, No. 4451),-- was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

The House Bill authorizing the town of Northborough to grant an additional liquor license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 4719),-- was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

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 section of state highway route 110 in the city of Haverhill as the Emilio Brothers Memorial Highway (House, No. 3197).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Chang-Diaz, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE

The House Bill relative to the Commonwealth Zoological Corporation (House, No. 4707, -- on House, No. 4563), -- was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Chang-Diaz, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act increasing the membership of the board of the Commonwealth Zoological Corporation”.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill relative to the Punchard Free School in the town of Andover (see Senate, No. 2321) (which originated in the Senate), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, was passed to be enacted and signed by the Acting President (Mr. Petruccelli) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Monday next at two o’clock P.M., in a full formal session without a calendar.

On motion of the same Senator, at twelve minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Monday next at two o’clock P.M.