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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Thursday, August 6, 2009.

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

Petition.

Mr. Michael O. Moore presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael O. Moore, Stanley C. Rosenberg, Stephen M. Brewer and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to regional transit authorities,-- and, the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Michael O. Moore, for the committee on Community Development and Small Business, on petition, a Bill relative to small business impact statements (Senate, No. 87, changed by striking out lines 54 through 61);
Read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1120) of Mark V. Falzone, Thomas M. McGee and Kathi-Anne Reinstein (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the town of Saugus to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises or a certain area in the Square One Mall,— was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.

A Bill relative to designating a certain area in the city of Worcester as a place of peace healing garden (House, No. 2988,— on petition),-- was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

A report of the committee on Financial Services, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4095) of Paul McMurtry (by vote of the town) for legislation to establish a group insurance liability fund in the town of Westwood, and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Public Service,— was considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Cabo Video on twenty years of service to the Cape Verdean community”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Tarr) “commemorating the three hundred and seventy-fifth anniversary of the founding of the town of Ipswich”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Tisei) “congratulating the Quannapowitt Yacht Club of Wakefield on its one hundred and twenty-fifth anniversary.”

Matter 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 as follows:
The House Bill establishing a town manager form of government for the town of Hanover (House, No. 1123),— was read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

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 designating the Mary L. Girouard flagpole in the city of Lawrence (printed as Senate, No. 1470).
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tisei, 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 designating a certain flagpole at Lawrence Heritage State Park as the Mary L. Girouard Flagpole”.

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 prohibit the adverse possession of state, county and municipal land.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Tisei, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

An engrossed Bill authorizing the town of Hanover to establish an other postemployment trust fund (see House, No. 3819) (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. Petruccelli) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows, to wit:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4201) of Christopher J. Donelan and Stephen M. Brewer relative to privacy of certain daily police logs; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4202) of Elizabeth A. Poirier for legislation to provide visitation rights for great-grandparents;
Severally, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on the Judiciary.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4203) of Benjamin Swan for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Antonio Bell, an employee of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Service.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4204) of Kevin J. Murphy, Thomas A. Golden and others for legislation to designate a certain traffic circle in the city of Lowell as the Mickey Ward rotary; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4205) of Elizabeth A. Poirier relative to temporary handicapped parking placards;
Severally, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Transportation.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tisei,—

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 ten minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M.