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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, July 20, 2009.

Met at four minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Ms. Chang-Diaz 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 (Ms. Chang-Diaz), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “honoring Ida Monteiro on receiving the Boston Post Cane from the town of Wareham.”

Reports of a Committee

By Mr. Panagiotakos, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill relative to reliability on Cape Cod (Senate, No. 1529 ),— ought to pass, with an amendment substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2109).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tisei, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means.
The bill (Senate, No. 2109) was then ordered to a third reading.


By Mr. Panagiotakos, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill preserving publically assisted affordable housing (Senate, No. 2097),— ought to pass.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tisei, and the bill was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.

By Mr. Panagiotakos, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill establishing a sick leave bank for a certain employee of the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office (House, No. 1150),— ought to pass.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tisei, and the bill was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE
Emergency Preambles Adopted.

An engrossed Bill providing standards allowing camps to conduct criminal history record checks of climbing wall instructors (see House, No. 4140, 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 2 to 0.       
The bill was signed by the Acting President (Ms. Chang-Diaz) and sent to the House for enactment.
         
An engrossed Bill relative to payroll deductions for charitable purposes by public employees (see House, No. 4146, 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 2 to 0.       
The bill was signed by the Acting President (Ms. Chang-Diaz) and sent to the House for enactment.         

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Tanya M. Dubois, an employee of the Trial Court (see House, No. 1683) (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 (Ms. Chang-Diaz) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tisei,—

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again tomorrow at one o’clock P.M., in a full formal session with a calendar.

On motion of the same Senator, at twenty-three minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again tomorrow at one o’clock P.M.