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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Thursday, July 23, 2009.

           

Met at one minute past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Rosenberg in the Chair).

           

The Senator from Plymouth and Norfolk, Mr. Hedlund, then led the Chair (Mr. Rosenberg), members, guests and employees in the recitation of the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

           

Distinguished Guests.

           

There being no objection, Mr. Rosenberg introduced, seated in the Gallery, a group from the Shelburne Community Center in Boston.  The Shelburne Center is a collaborative community computer technology center working together to help the residents of Roxbury, Massachusetts and its surrounding neighborhoods to build the technological skills, confidence and knowledge required to be successful in the information economy. 

Reports of a Committee

By Mr. O’Leary, for the committee on Education, on petition, a Bill relative to CPR and AED certification for athletic coaches (Senate, No. 217, changed by striking out section 2) ;

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill authorizing a study of starting times and schedules (Senate, No. 219, changed in line 2 by inserting the words “elementary and secondary” before the word “education”; and in line 14 by striking the word “chairmen” and inserting in place thereof the word “chairs”) ;

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill  relative to vocational education (Senate, No. 253);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to the teaching of American sign language (Senate, No. 287);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

 

Committee Discharged

Ms. Spilka, for the committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 205) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation to extend the use of the Sixth Edition of the Massachusetts Building Code,-- and recommending that the same be referred to the Senate committee on Ways and Means.
Under Senate Rule 36, the report was considered forthwith and accepted.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Communication.

The Clerk read the following communication:

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
MASSACHUSETTS SENATE
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON 02133-1053

July 22, 2009

Mr. William Welch, Clerk
Massachusetts State Senate
State House, Room 334
Boston, MA 02133

Dear Mr. Clerk:

          Due to medical reasons, on July 21, 2009 I was away from the State House and unable to participate in several roll calls. Had I been present, I would have voted in the following manner:

  1. Yes, H. 4140, An Act Providing Standards Allowing Camps To Conduct Criminal History Record Checks Of Climbing Wall Instructors
  2. Yes, S. 998, An Act Regulating The Sport Of Mixed Martial Arts
  3. Yes, S. 2097, An Act Preserving Publically Assisted Affordable Housing
  4. Yes, S. 2109, An Act Relative to Reliability On Cape Cod.

          I respectfully request that a copy of this letter be printed in the Senate Journal as part of the official record for July 21, 2009. Thank you in advance for your attention to this important matter.

Sincerely,
CYNTHIA S. CREEM
State Senator.
    

On motion of Mr. Hedlund, the above communication was ordered printed in the Journal of the Senate.

Reports 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 House Bill validating a certain vote passed by the town of Foxborough (printed in House, No. 4161).
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Hedlund, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act validating a certain vote taken by the town of Foxborough”.

By Mr. Panagiotakos, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Mary F. Keeler, an employee of the Trial Court (House, No. 1138),— ought to pass.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Hedlund, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

By Mr. Panagiotakos, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Gayle Tickel, an employee of the Department of Correction (House, No. 1155, amended),— ought to pass.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Hedlund, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

 

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Hedlund,—
           
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 eight minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M.