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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, August 17, 2009.

Met according to adjournment at eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Petruccelli in the Chair).

The Chair (Mr. Petruccelli), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Morrissey, for the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure, on petition, a Bill authorizing the town of Templeton to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk off premises (Senate, No. 2063) [Local approval received]; -- reported favorably and placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were severally referred, in concurrence, as follows:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4112) of John D. Keenan (with the approval of the mayor and city council) that the city of Salem be authorized to establish the election calendar for said city;
To the committee on Election Laws.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4113) of David M. Torrisi, Steven A. Baddour and others (by vote of the town) that the town of North Andover be authorized to incur debt for the replacement of overhead utilities;
To the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.

Bills
Establishing a sick leave bank for Judith Fitzsimmons, an employee of the Trial Court (House, No. 1886,— on petition); and
Establishing a sick leave bank for Bruce Bagdasarian, an employee of the Department of Mental Health (House, No. 1915,— on petition);
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Bills
Authorizing the city of Salem to grant a liquor license to Derby Deli, Inc. (House, No. 1128,— on petition) [Local approval received];
Authorizing the town of Nahant to issue bond anticipation notes (House, No. 1133,— on petition) [Local approval received]; and
Authorizing the town of Fairhaven to assess certain betterments (House, No. 3473,— on petition) [Local approval received];
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Joyce) “honoring Stephen Arthur Morash on the happy occasion of his sixtieth birthday.”

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Panagiotakos, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill relative to the leasing of land to the Pittsfield Family YMCA by Berkshire Community College (Senate, No. 600) (the committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets (Montigny) having recommended that the bill be amended by substituting a new draft with the same title, Senate, No. 2114),— ought to pass, with an amendment striking out all after the enacting clause of the proposed Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets new draft (Senate, No. 2114) and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 2127; and by striking out the title and inserting in place thereof the following title: “An Act authorizing Berkshire Community College to lease certain land to the Pittsfield Young Men’s Christian Association”.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Knapik, and the bill (Senate, No. 600) was read a second time. The pending new draft, previously recommended by the committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets (Senate, No. 2114), — was considered; and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means.
The bill (Senate, No. 2114, amended) was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

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 designating a certain area in the city of Worcester as a Place of Peace Healing Garden (House, No. 2988),— was read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Berry, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that the Senate petition of Richard T. Moore and John V. Fernandes (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to the Milford Geriatric Authority (having been timely filed prior to 5:00 P.M., on Friday, January 16, 2009),— has complied with the provisions of Joint Rule 7B and has received local approval from the town.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Knapik, and the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate No. 2126) was referred to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

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 O. Moore for legislation to study and ensure trench safety.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Knapik, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows, to wit:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4212) of Antonio F.D. Cabral for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Joanna Cross, an employee of the Department of Transitional Assistance;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Service.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4213) of Kelsey J. Sullivan for legislation to designate Ludwig van Beethoven as the official musician of the Commonwealth;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4214) of Robert M. Koczera and Mark C. Montigny relative to designating a portion of Route 140 in the city of New Bedford as the Koreans’ Veterans Memorial Roadway; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4215) of James M. Murphy for legislation to require that the Registrar of Motor Vehicles collect emergency contact information from certain persons;
Severally, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Transportation.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Timilty,—

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, 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 motion of the same Senator, at eight minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at eleven o’clock A.M.