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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010.

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

Petition.

Mr. McGee presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Thomas M. McGee and Steven M. Walsh for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Barbara Sereda, an employee of the Department of Transitional Assistance.
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 Election Laws to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to election laws (Senate, No. 2614);
Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to state administration (Senate, No. 2615); and
Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Transportation to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to transportation (Senate, No. 2616);
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.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5007) of Mark V. Falzone, Sal DiDomenico, Thomas M. McGee and Kathi-Anne Reinstein (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to amending the charter of the town of Saugus,-- was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.

Bills
Exempting employees of the department of public works in the town of Acushnet from the civil service law (House, No. 4939,-- on petition) [Local approval received]; and
Relative to South Hadley town meetings (House, No. 4980,-- 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. O’Leary) “recognizing the Massachusetts Cultural Council and Arts/Learning at Walnut Hill in the town of Natick in their celebration of the week of September 12, 2010, as Arts in Education Week”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross) “congratulating Matthew Peter Hogan upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross) “congratulating Michael Patrick Hogan upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross) “congratulating Brian Louis Marland upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross) “congratulating Ryan Joseph Marino upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross) “congratulating Richard James Veno upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout.”

Engrossed Bills.

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 (Ms. Spilka) and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:

Establishing the Caleb Chase Gift Account for the town of Harwich (see House, No. 4587); and
Authorizing the town of Dracut to grant a license for the sale of wines and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises (see House, No. 4962).

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 Resolve declaring Chapter 397 of the Acts of 2008 "Darnell's Law" (House, No. 1139).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Knapik and the resolve 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: “Resolve designating a certain act of 2008 as ‘Darnell’s Law.’”

By Mr. Panagiotakos, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Edward A. Driscoll, an employee of the Trial Court (House, No. 4947, amended),-- ought to pass.
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.

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 exempting the deputy chief of police in the town of Sharon from the provisions of civil service (House, No. 4853),-- 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 exempting the deputy chief of police in the town of Sharon from the civil service law.”

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.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE
Engrossed Bills.

The following engrossed bills (all 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 (Ms. Spilka) and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:

Exempting certain clerical positions in the town of Billerica from the civil service law (see House, No. 4391);
Authorizing the town of Milford to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises (see House, No. 4937); and
Authorizing the town of Milford to grant an additional license for the sale of wines and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises (see House, No. 4938).

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