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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009.

Met at two 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.

Petitions.

Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:
By Mr. Berry, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2093) of Frederick E. Berry (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to authorize the city of Salem to issue additional licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages [Local approval received];
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
           
By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2094) of Marc R. Pacheco, James H. Fagan, Patricia A. Haddad and Stephen R. Canessa (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation relative to the preliminary election in the city of Taunton [Local approval received];
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Election Laws.
           
By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2095) of Marc R. Pacheco and Susan Williams Gifford (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Carver to divert funds from the Conservation Fund [Local approval received];
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.
            
By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2096) of Bruce E. Tarr and Harriett L. Stanley (by vote of the town) for legislation to regulate certain insurance benefits for elected officials of the town of Newbury [Local approval received];
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Public Service.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

By Mr. Galluccio, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Anthony D. Galluccio for legislation relative to funds allocated for sports programs in public schools in the Commonwealth;
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Reports of a Committee

By Mr. McGee, for the committee on Public Service, on petition, a Bill  establishing a sick leave bank for Adrianna Barreto, an employee of the Department of Children and Families (Senate, No. 2081); and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Kathleen Ginn, an employee of the Department of Mental Retardation (Senate, No. 2089); 
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.      

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Frederick and Muriel Quint on their sixtieth wedding anniversary”; and
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Walsh and Mr. Timilty) “congratulating Richard L. Huyler on the occasion of his retirement from the Dedham Police Department.”

Papers from the House.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows, to wit:
A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1147) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to GPS monitoring during pretrial probation;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on the Judiciary.                                                         
           
A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1148) of Robert S. Hargraves and other relative to the treatment of chronic Lyme disease;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Health.                                                         
           
A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1149) of Lewis G. Evangelidis and Jennifer L. Flanagan for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Michele Merenda, an employee of the Department of Transitional Assistance;
A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1150) of Christopher G. Fallon and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Michelle Nocera, an employee of the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office;
Severally under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Service.                                                         
           
A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1152) of Brian S. Dempsey and Michael W. Morrissey relative to establishing a renewable portfolio standard for new baseload low cost renewable energy;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Telecommunication, Utilities and Energy.                                                          
            
A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1151) of Stephen R. Canessa and others for an investigation by the Executive Office of Transportation and the Turnpike Authority of the establishment of a fully-automated toll collection system;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Transportation.                                                         

Recess.

There being no objection, at five minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Chair (Mr. Petruccelli) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at twenty-eight minutes past one o’clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, Mr. Petruccelli 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 twenty-nine minutes past one o’clock P.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again tomorrow at one o’clock P.M.