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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, August 24, 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.

Petitions.

By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2132) of Bruce E. Tarr for legislation (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to the preliminary election in the city of Gloucester [Local approval received];
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Election Laws.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Reports of a Committee.

By Mr. McGee, for the committee on Public Service, on petition, a Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Ellen Starck, an employee of the Massachusetts Parole Board (Senate, No. 2125);
Read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Committee Discharged.

Mr. Joyce, for the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1437) of Richard T. Moore, James B. Eldridge, Susan C. Tucker, Robert A. O’Leary and other members of the General Court for legislation to improve public contract with Massachusetts farmers,— and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Public Health.
Under Senate Rule 36, the report was considered forthwith and accepted.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were severally referred, in concurrence, as follows:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4216) David Paul Linsky, Richard J. Ross and Scott P. Brown (by vote of the town) that the town of Millis be authorized to establish an appointed board of assessors;
To the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4173) Daniel K. Webster (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize certain part time elected officials of the town of Hanson to become members of the health insurance plan of said town;
To the committee on Public Service.

A Bill relative the use of a certain parcel of land in the town of Provincetown (House, No. 4093, amended,— on petition), — was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

Bills
Relative to changes to the charter of the town of Lunenburg (House, No. 635,— on petition) [Local approval received];
Authorizing the town of Natick to lease certain property (House, No. 3705,— on petition) [Local approval received];
Authorizing the town of Natick to establish a separate fund for acquisition and construction of new parking (House, No. 3706,— on petition) [Local approval received]; and
Relative to the charter of the town of Provincetown (House, No. 4135,— on petition) [Local approval received];
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 Messrs. Tolman, Brewer and Buoniconti, Ms. Chang-Diaz, Ms. Chandler, Mr. Donnelly, Ms. Fargo, Messrs. Galluccio and Hart, Ms. Jehlen, Messrs. Joyce, Kennedy, Knapik, Michael O. Moore and Panagiotakos, Ms. Spilka, Messrs. Tarr, Timilty and Tisei and Ms. Tucker) “recognizing the Admetech Foundation for hosting Prostate Cancer Awareness Day.”

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were severally referred, in concurrence, as follows, to wit:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4217) of Harriett L. Stanley relative to the rights of patients to be informed of feeding options by admitting hospitals;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Health.
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4218) of Louis L. Kafka relative to property tax liabilities;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Revenue.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Hedlund,—

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.

Adjournment in Memory of Laurence A. “Buzzy” Young.

The Senator from Plymouth and Norfolk, Mr. Hedlund, moved that when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn in memory of Laurence A. “Buzzy” Young of Weymouth.

Mr. Young was a proud career member of the U.S. Army, M/Sgt-E-8 Retired, a decorated member of Special Forces, and a select member of the 56 Raiders of Son Tay in 1970. Mr. Young was awarded the Medal of Valor, the Silver Star, a Purple Heart, and numerous other medals and commendations. He was the loving father of Andrew D. Young of Rockland and Laurie Young-Semco of Hope Mills, N.C., and the proud grandfather of Ryan and Stephen Semco of Hope Mills, N.C.

Accordingly, as a mark of respect to the memory of Laurence A. Young, at seven minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., on motion of Mr. Hedlund, the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at eleven o’clock A.M.