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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009.
Met at twenty-one minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Tolman 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. Tolman), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
A communication from the Honorable Therese Murray, President of the Senate, announcing the appointment of Senator Anthony Petruccelli to the Special Commission established (under Section 87 of Chapter 169 of the Acts of 2008) to make an investigation and study of burning construction and demolition waste,-- was placed on file.
By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2092) of Marc R. Pacheco (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation relative to a certain parcel of land in the city of Taunton [Local approval received];
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.
Sent to the House for concurrence.
By Mr. Brewer, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen M. Brewer, Anne M. Gobi and Denis E. Guyer for legislation relative to trenches on private property;
By Mr. Buoniconti, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen J. Buoniconti for legislation to designate natural heritage functions of the department of wildlife and environmental law enforcement;
By Ms. Candaras, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Gale D. Candaras for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Ivette Torres an employee of the Department of Health and Human Services;
By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Jennifer L. Flanagan for legislation to authorize the Teacher's Retirement Board to include additional compensation in calculating retirement allowance of Nancy Swanson;
By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Jennifer L. Flanagan for legislation to prevent intimidation in all courts of the Commonwealth; and
By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Jennifer L. Flanagan for legislation relative to dangerousness hearings;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Montigny) “memorializing Congress of the United States to eliminate the 2-year waiting period for persons eligible for social security disability insurance coverage.”
On motion of Mr. Tarr, Senate Rule 20 and Joint Rule 12 were suspended on the Senate petition (accompanied by bill) of Jennifer L. Flanagan for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Michael Belloli, an employee of the Department of Correction,-- and the same was referred to the committee on Public Service.
Sent to the House for concurrence.
Paper From the House.
An engrossed Bill relative to employees of the town of Westborough (see House, No. 3796) (which originated in the House), 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. Tolman) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.
There being no objection, at twenty-three minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Chair (Mr. Tolman) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at five minutes before five o’clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, the President in the Chair.
On motion of Mr. Tarr,—
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.