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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Thursday, September 9, 2010.

Met at three minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Tolman in the Chair).

The Chair (Mr. Tolman), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Petition.

Mr. Brewer presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen M. Brewer and Lewis G. Evangelidis for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Francis Bedard an employee of the Department of Corrections.
Referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Bills
Directing the State Secretary to place a certain nonbinding question on the biennial sate election ballot in the city of New Bedford (House, No. 4970,-- on petition) [Local approval received]; and
Relative to appointments to the town of Brookline police department (House, No. 5010,-- on House, No. 4197) [Local approval received on House, No. 4197];
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. Ross) “honoring Fire Chief Neil McPherson for his 21 years of dedicated service to the Town of Sherborn”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Timilty) “congratulating Bernard Charles “Bernie” Spillane on the occasion of his seventy-fifth birthday.”
Reports of Committees.
By Mr. Berry, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition 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.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the report was considered forthwith; Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on the Public Service.

By Mr. Panagiotakos, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Holly Ann Beaumier, an employee of the office of Medicaid (Senate, No. 2538),-- ought to pass with an amendment substituting a new draft entitled “An Act establishing a sick leave bank for holly Ann Beaumier, an employee of the office of Medicaid and establishing a sick leave bank for John S. Bain, an employee of the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.”
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means.
The bill (Senate, No. 2618) was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

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 exempting employees of the department of public works in the town of Acushnet from the civil service law (House, No. 4939),-- was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.
The House Bill relative to South Hadley town meetings (House, No. 4980),-- 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 relative to South Hadley town meeting members.”

Motion To Take a Matter Out of the Orders of the Day.

The Chair (Mr. Tolman) 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. Tarr.
The engrossed bill was returned to the Orders of the Day for the next session.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were severally referred, in concurrence, as follows, to wit:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5017) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr. and Vincent A. Pedone for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Richard Maypother, Jr., an employee of the Department of Correction ; and
Petition (accompanied by House, No. 5018) of Mark V. Falzone, Sal DiDomenico and others for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Nanette Maltais, an employee of the Department of Revenue;
Severally, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Service.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,--

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Monday 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 ten minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M.