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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, August 2, 2010.

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

Engrossed Bills Laid Before the Governor.

An engrossed Bill establishing expanded gaming in the Commonwealth (see House, No. 5000) (which originated in the House), having been passed to be enacted and signed by the President on Saturday, July 31, 2010,— was laid before the Governor on Monday, August 2, 2010.

An engrossed Bill establishing expanded gaming in the Commonwealth (see House, No. 5001) (which originated in the House), having been passed to be enacted and signed by the President on Saturday, July 31, 2010,— was laid before the Governor on Monday, August 2, 2010.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

A Resolve providing for an investigation by a special commission relative to certain legal protections for persons seeking emergency medical care for a drug overdose (House, No. 4959,-- on House, No. 1653),-- was read and, under Joint Rule 29, referred to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Bills
Relative to the security of vital records and verification of identity (House, No. 4910,-- on Senate, Nos. 818, 820, and 822 and House Nos. 2124, 2133 and 2134);
Establishing a sick leave bank for Cheryl A. Cole, an employee of the Department of Health and Human Services (House, No. 4921,-- on petition); and
Establishing a sick leave bank for Christopher Lemoing, an employee of the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department (House, No. 4925,-- petition);
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Bills
Relative to reprecincting (House, No. 678,-- on petition);
Relative to the taking of striped bass (House, No. 799,-- on petition);
Designating a portion of interstate 290 as the Michael Simonelli and Michael Gabriele overpass (House, No. 3171,-- on petition);
Establishing a board of certification of community health care workers (House, No. 4692, amended,-- on House, No. 247);
Providing health insurance for Richard D. Valcourt (House, No. 4776,-- on petition);
Relative to the Mattapoisett river valley water supply protection advisory committee (House, No. 4858,-- on petition); and
Validating the actions taken at an annual town meeting held in the town of Essex (printed in House, No. 4950,-- being a message from his Excellency the Governor);
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

Taken Out of the Orders of the Day.

There being no objection, the following matter was taken out of the Orders of the Day and considered forthwith:
The House Bill authorizing the town of Clinton to issue an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 4734).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the bill was read a second time.
Pending the question on ordering the bill to a third reading, Ms. Chandler moved that the bill be amended in section 1, by striking out, in line 4, the words “, d/b/a Via Alto 27”.
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, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading, to read as follows: “An Act authorizing the town of Clinton to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises”.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.

Report of a Committee.

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 the actions taken at a certain town election in the town of Hopkinton (printed in House, No. 4893).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

The House Bill abolishing the Board of Public Works in the town of Hopkinton (House, No. 4882,-- on petition) [Local approval received],-- was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Engrossed Bills.

The following engrossed bills (the first of which originated in the Senate), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, were severally passed to be enacted and were signed by the Acting President (Mr. Donnelly) and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:
Regulating certain insurance benefits for elected officials of the town of Newbury (see Senate, No. 2096);
Relative to the standard fire insurance policy (see House, No. 960); and
Relative to the development of air rights over the Massachusetts Turnpike (see House, No. 3364, amended).

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns, it adjourn to meet again on Thursday next at eleven o’clock A.M., and that the Clerk be directed to dispense with the printing of a calendar.

On further motion of the same Senator, at ten minutes past eleven o’clock A. M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at eleven o’clock A.M.