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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009.
Met at three minutes past 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.
By Ms. Creem, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Cynthia Stone Creem for legislation to provide for the waiving of fees for contesting motor vehicle infractions;
By Ms. Menard, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Joan M. Menard, Patricia A. Haddad, David B. Sullivan, Kevin Aguiar and others for legislation to designate a certain path in the city of Fall River and the town of Somerset as the Army Pvt. Michael E. Bouthot Pedestrian Path;
By Mr. O’Leary (by request), a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of George Schmidt for legislation relative to the sale and application of fertilizer;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Downing) “congratulating Berkshire Community College on its golden anniversary celebration”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Richard T. Moore, Ms. Jehlen, Messrs. Joyce, Kennedy and Montigny and Ms. Spilka) “promoting falls prevention awareness.”
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 authorizing the town of Natick to establish a separate fund for acquisition and construction of new parking (House, No. 3706),— 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 on the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act authorizing the town of Natick to establish a separate fund for the acquisition and construction of new parking”.
Report of a Committee.
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 Bill validating a certain election in the town of Orange (printed in House, No. 4058).
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.
PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.
A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4227) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr., and others (by vote of the town) that the town of Clinton be authorized to issue three additional licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises,— was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 7B, to the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
On motion of Mr. Knapik,—
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Thursday next at one o’clock P.M., in a full formal session.
On motion of the same Senator, at seven minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at one o’clock P.M.