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Friday, September 18, 2009.
Met at six minutes past twelve o’clock noon (Mr. Petruccelli in the Chair).
The Chair (Mr. Petruccelli), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
Reports of a Committee
By Ms. Flanagan, for the committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse, on petition, a Bill relative to juvenile mental health (Senate, No. 733);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill to authorize the Department of Mental Health to establish teen drop in centers (Senate, No. 740);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill to provide for a study of the central intake for the placement of substance abusers in treatment facilities (Senate, No. 750);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 751), a Bill providing for a study of sober homes (Senate No. 2155); and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate, No. 757 and House, No.3586, a Bill for coordination of children’s mental health clinicians Senate, No. 2156);
Severally referred, under Joint Rule 1E, to the committee on Health Care Financing.
Orders of the Day.
The Orders of the Day were considered as follows:
The House Bill relative to filling a temporary vacancy in the United States Senate (House, No. 4246, amended),- was read second time.
After remarks and pending the question on ordering the bill to a third reading, Mr. Tarr moved that the bill be laid on the table; and, in accordance with the provisions of Senate Rule 24, the consideration of the motion to lay on the table was postponed, without question, until the next session.
Motion to Take Matter Out of the Notice Section — Objection.
Ms. Jehlen moved that the Senate Bill updating the animal control laws of Massachusetts (Senate, No. 406) be taken out of the Notice Section of the Calendar,— but objection was made thereto by Mr. Tarr.
On motion of Ms. Spilka,—
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Monday next at one o’clock P.M., in a full formal session.
On motion of the same Senator, at ten minutes past twelve o’clock noon, the Senate adjourned to meet again on Monday next at one o’clock P.M.