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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Thursday, July 9, 2009.

Met at two 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.

Distinguished Guests.

There being no objection, the Chair (Mr. Tolman) introduced Patrick McEneaney, President of Phoenix House.  Phoenix House has grown to become the nation’s leading provider of alcohol and drug abuse treatment and prevention services operating close to 100 programs in nine states.  Mr. McEneaney joined Phoenix House in 1999 and since then has been working diligently to promote and expand the program.  The Senate welcomed him with applause and he withdrew from the Chamber.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1882) of David Paul Linsky and others  (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the appointment of retired police officers as special police officers in the town of Millis,-- was referred, in concurrence, to  committee on Public Service.

Bills
Relative the disposition of property in the town of Westborough  (House, No. 3147, amended,- on petition); and
Relative to substantial equivalency and oversight (House, No. 4159,- on House, No. 3654),--
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means. 

Bills
Authorizing an odd-numbered board of library trustees not to exceed nine members in the town of Boxford (House, No. 3707,- on petition) [Local approval received]; and
Authorizing the town of Nantucket to grant, sell, convey or otherwise dispose of Muskeget Island situated in the town of Nantucket and acquired for the purposes of a public park (House, No. 4134,- on House, No. 3817) [Local approval received on House, No. 3817];
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Report of the committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 153) of Barbara L’Italien and other members of the General Court that the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Secretary of Education in meeting the needs of children with autism spectrum disorder collaborate with parents of children with autism, and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Higher Education,- was considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Jehlen and Mr. Galluccio) “congratulating the City of Somerville on receiving the National Civic League’s 2009 All-America City Award.”

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 as follows:

The House Bill relative to the Town of Norton Water and Sewer Commission (House, No. 3698),— 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 Norton to transfer certain park land (House, No. 4136),— was read a second time.
Pending the question on ordering the bill to a third reading, Mr. Timilty moved that the bill be amended by striking out section 5 and inserting in place thereof the following 2 sections:-
“SECTION  5.  If the land conveyed pursuant to section 1 ceases to be used for the purposes described in said section 1, the land shall revert to the town of Norton to be used for conservation purposes.
SECTION 6.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.”
The amendment was adopted.
The bill, as amended, was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with the amendment.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE
Emergency Preamble Adopted.

An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Margaret Freddie Purcell, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services (see House, No. 4080, amended), 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 3 to 0.
The bill was signed by the Acting President (Mr. Tolman) and sent to the House for enactment.

A Bill authorizing the city of Woburn to convey certain land (House, No. 1112,- on petition) [Local approval received],- was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Knapik, and the bill was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.

Reports of Committees.

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 Richard R. Tisei for legislation relative to the period of registration of real estate appraisers.
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 Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
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 Stephen J. Buoniconti for legislation to designate natural heritage functions of the department of wildlife and environmental law enforcement.
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 Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
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 Joan M. Menard and Patricia A. Haddad for legislation to establish a sick leave bank Theodore S. Bielecki, an employee of the Department of Correction.
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 Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE
Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Angela N. Wilson, an employee of the Department of Youth Services (see House, No. 613) (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.
Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows, to wit:
A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1888) of Jay R. Kaufman and Kenneth J. Donnelly for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Amy S. Fein, an employee of the Department of Public Health;    
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Service.
A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No.  1889) of Christopher J. Donelan and others  relative to dedicating a portion of Route 2 to Dennis Rindone, in honor of the Chairman of the Route 2 safety Improvement Task Force;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the on committee Transportation.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Brown,—

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Monday next 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 eleven minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M.