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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.
Monday, August 30, 2010.
Met at four minutes 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.
A communication from the Honorable Robert C. Holub, Chancellor of University of Massachusetts at Amherst, announcing the appointment of James V. Staros, Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst to be his designee to the Special Commission established (pursuant to Section 153 of Chapter 131 of the Acts of 2010) to make an investigation and study of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and the University of Massachusetts at Lowell to jointly establish a public school of pharmacy,-- was placed on file.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE
A Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Imani Smith, and employee of the Department of Youth Services (House, No. 4993,-- on petition);-- was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.
Exempting clerical positions in the town of Billerica from the civil service law (House, No. 4391,-- on petition) [Local approval received];
Authorizing the town of Milford to issue an additional license for the sale of wines and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 4938,-- on petition) [Local approval received]; and
Establishing a postemployment benefits trust fund in the town of Wayland (House, No. 5005,-- on House, No. 4319) [Local approval received on House, No. 4319];
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-
Resolutions (filed by Mr. R. Moore) “memorializing the Congress of the United States to establish the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Morrissey) “congratulating Ann E. McLaughlin on her retirement from the position of Director of Libraries in the City of Quincy”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Robert L. “Bob” Cammarata on his retirement from his position as the Human Services Director in the City of Taunton.”
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 forthwith:
The House Bill establishing the Caleb Chase Gift Account for the town of Harwich (House, No. 4587),-- was read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
The House Bill authorizing the town of Dracut to grant a license for the sale of wines and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 4962),-- was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Knapik, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.
Motion To Take a Matter Out of the Orders of the Day.
The Chair (Mr. Donnelly) asked unanimous consent to take the engrossed Bill relative to comprehensive siting reform for land based wind projects (see House, No. 4955) out of the Orders of the Day for consideration,-- but objection was made thereto by Mr. Knapik.
The engrossed bill was returned to the Orders of the Day for the next session.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
The following engrossed bills (both of which originated in the House), 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:
Authorizing the city of Everett to create an inspectional services department in the city of Everett (see House, No. 4697); and
Establishing a sick leave bank for Christopher Lemoing, an employee of the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department (see House, No. 4925).
Emergency Preamble Adopted; Engrossed Bill Enacted.
An engrossed Bill authorizing the placement of a certain question on the ballot to be used at the 2010 biennial state election in the city of Gardner (see House, No. 4897, amended), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage and containing an emergency preamble,-- was laid before the Senate; and, a separate vote being taken in accordance with the requirements of Article LXVII of the Amendments to the Constitution, the preamble was adopted, in concurrence, by a vote of 2 to 0.
The bill was signed by the Acting President, (Mr. Donnelly) and sent to the House for enactment.
Subsequently, the bill, which originated in the House, came from the House with the endorsement that it had been enacted in that branch.
The Senate then passed the bill to be enacted; and it was signed by the Acting President (Mr. Donnelly) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.
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 twelve o’clock noon, the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at one o’clock P.M.