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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.
Monday, June 22, 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.
Petitions were presented and referred as follows:
By Mr. Brewer, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2090) of Stephen M. Brewer and Lewis G. Evangelidis (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Hubbardston to send certain information to the voters of said town [Local approval received];
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Election Laws.
By Ms. Morrissey, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2091) of Michael W. Morrissey, Bruce J. Ayers, Ronald Mariano and A. Stephen Tobin (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to establish neighborhood speed reduction zones [Local approval received];
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Transportation.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.
By Mr. Morrissey, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael W. Morrissey, Bruce J. Ayers, Ronald Mariano and A. Stephen Tobin for legislation relative to the senior circuit breaker tax credit;
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
Papers from the House.
A Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Maria Natal, an employee of the Department of Revenue (House, No. 601,- on petition),-- was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.
A Bill relative to the naming of the Joseph O’Loughlin Pond (House, No. 717,- on petition), -- was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Rosenberg) “congratulating Mary Jane Marshall Chartier on her one hundred and second birthday”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Rosenberg) “congratulating Bella St. Sauveur on her one hundredth birthday”; and
Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Rosenberg, Brewer, Kennedy, Brown and Tolman and Ms. Tucker) “commemorating the seventeenth anniversary of the sister-state relationship between the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Province of Taiwan.”
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 relative to employees of the town of Westborough (House, No. 3796),-- was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.
On motion of Mr. Tisei,—
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again tomorrow at eleven o’clock A.M., and that the Clerk be directed to dispense with the printing of a calendar.