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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009.

Met at two minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. McGee 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. McGee), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Reports.

The following reports were severally placed on file, to wit:

A report of the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds (under the provisions Section 2KKK of Chapter 29 of the General Laws) submitting its plan for expenditure from the County Registers Technological Fund (copies having been forwarded as required to the Senate Committees on Ways and Means and Post Audit and Oversight) (received Wednesday, April 15, 2009).
A report of the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds (under the provisions Section 2KKK of Chapter 29 of the General Laws) submitting its plan for expenditure from the County Registers Technological Fund (copies having been forwarded as required to the Senate Committees on Ways and Means and Post Audit and Oversight) (received Wednesday, April 30, 2009).
A report of the Dukes County Registry of Deeds (under the provisions Section 2KKK of Chapter 29 of the General Laws) submitting its plan for expenditure from the County Registers Technological Fund (copies having been forwarded as required to the Senate Committees on Ways and Means and Post Audit and Oversight) (received Wednesday, April 30, 2009).
A report of the Dukes County Registry of Deeds (under the provisions Section 2KKK of Chapter 29 of the General Laws) submitting its plan for expenditure from the County Registers Technological Fund (copies having been forwarded as required to the Senate Committees on Ways and Means and Post Audit and Oversight) (received Wednesday, June 18, 2009).

Petition.

By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2105) of Bruce E. Tarr and Bradford R. Hill (by vote of the town) to establish the appointment of the Feofees of Ipswich Grammar School [Local approval received);
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Municipalities and regional Government.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1884) of Bill Bowles, Scott P. Brown and Elizabeth A. Poirier (with the approval of the mayor and municipal council) that Ronald M. Churchill be authorized to continue to hold the position of chief of the fire department of the city of Attleboro, notwithstanding the maximum age requirement,-- was referred, in concurrence, to  committee on Public Service.

A Bill relative to the Dukes County Land Bank (House, No. 4043,- on petition),-- was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.
A Bill relative to the Falmouth Historic District Commission (House, No. 4101,- on petition) [Local Approval received], -- was read and, under  Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next  session.

Emergency Preamble Adopted.

An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Angela N. Wilson, an employee of the Department of Youth Services (see House, No. 613), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage and containing an emergency preamble,-- was  laid before the Senate; and, a separate vote being taken in accordance with the requirements of Article LXVII of the  Amendments to the Constitution, the preamble was adopted in  concurrence, by a vote of 2 to 0.
The bill was signed by the Acting President (Mr. McGee) and sent to the House for enactment

Report of Committees.

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 Senate Bill relative to the Leino Water District (Senate, No. 2068).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Brown, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed (its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act relative to the Leino Park Water District.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

By Mr. Berry, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of James B. Eldridge, Viriato Manuel deMacedo, David P. Linsky and Susan C. Tucker for legislation relative to voting equipment.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Brown, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Election Laws.

By Mr. Berry, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Michael W. Morrissey for legislation to expand certain automobile insurance coverage options.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Brown, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Financial Services.

By Mr. Berry, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of James B. Eldridge, Jennifer L. Flanagan, Jennifer M. Callahan, James Arciero and Jennifer Benson for legislation to establish a state emergency response fund.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Brown, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security.

By Mr. Berry, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 7B be suspended on the Senate petition of Steven M. Brewer and Christopher J. Donelan for legislation to exempt part-time call firefighters in the town of Athol from the civil service law [Local approval received].
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Brown, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 7B was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Public Service.

By Mr. Berry, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of James E. Timilty for legislation to establish a distinctive license plate supporting public schools.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Brown, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Transportation.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows, to wit:

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1886) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr. and James B. Eldridge for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Judith Fitzsimmons, en employee of the Trial Court;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on the Judiciary.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No.  1887) of Michael F. Kane relative to the regional electric generating project in the city of Westfield known as the Pioneer Valley Energy Center;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Brown,—
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.

On motion of the same Senator, at eight minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on the following day at eleven o’clock P.M.