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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, August 23, 2010.

Met according to adjournment at eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Timilty 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. Timilty), 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, Bruce E. Tarr, John J. Binienda and George N. Peterson, Jr. for legislation to further regulate the mooring of marine vessels;
Referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Committees Discharged.

Mr. Berry, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration
Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to various environmental issues (Senate, No. 2610); and
Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Labor and Workforce Development to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to labor and workforce issues (Senate, No. 2611);
And recommending that the same severally be referred to the Senate committee on Ethics and Rules.
Under Senate Rule 36, the reports were severally considered forthwith and accepted.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill authorizing the town of Danvers to grant an additional license for the sale of wines and malt beverages (House, No. 4816) [Local approval received],-- was read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Matters Taken Out of the Orders of the Day.

There being no objection, the following matters were taken out of the Orders of the Day and considered forthwith:

The House Bill authorizing the town of Westborough to remove a condition of a full liquor license (House, No. 4735),-- 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 authorizing the transfer of location of a certain license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises in the town of Westborough”.

The House Bill authorizing the town of Westborough to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 4736, amended),-- 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
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. Timilty) and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:
Providing for recall in the town of Colrain (see Senate Bill, printed as House No. 4384);
Relative to reprecincting (see House, No. 678); and
Establishing a board of certification of community health workers (see House, No. 4692, amended).

An engrossed Bill relative to comprehensive siting reform for land based wind projects (see House, No. 4955) (which originated in the House), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage,-- was laid before the Senate.
On the question of passing the bill to be enacted objection was made thereto by Mr. Knapik.
Under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill validating the acts and proceedings taken at an annual town meeting held in the town of Essex (see House Bill, printed in House, No. 4950) (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, two-thirds of the members present having voted in the affirmative, and signed by the Acting President (Mr. Timilty) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Knapik,--

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