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Monday, September 21, 2009.
Met at five minutes past one o’clock P.M.
The President, members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
A communication from the Board of Higher Education (under the provisions of Section 7 of Chapter 150E of the General Laws) submitting a copy of a request for an appropriation to fund certain Fiscal Year 2011 incremental cost items contained in a Collective Bargaining Agreement executed by and between the Board of Higher Education and the Massachusetts Community College Council (MCCC)/Massachusetts Teachers Association (received Friday, September 18, 2009),- was placed on file.
Reports of Committees.
By Ms. Fargo, for the committee on Public Health, on petition, a Bill relative to nursing facility class (Senate, No. 808);
Referred, under Joint Rule 1E, to the committee on Health Care Financing.
By Mr. Morrissey, for the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure, on petition, a Bill to consolidate the Massachusetts Identification Card and the Liquor Purchase Identification Card (Senate, No. 138); and
By Mr. McGee, for the committee on Public Service, on petition, a Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Terry Howard, an employee of the Department of Public Health (Senate, No. 2131);
Read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.
By Mr. Morrissey, for the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure, on petition, a Bill authorizing the town of Milton to issue an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises of a certain restaurant (Senate, No. 141) [Local approval received];
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to converting one seasonal license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be consumed on the premises to one annual license (Senate, No. 147) [Local approval received];
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill authorizing the Devens Enterprise Commission to grant a license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (Senate, No. 2049) [Local approvals received]; and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill authorizing the city of Salem to issue additional licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages (Senate, No. 2093) [Local approval received];
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.
Orders of the Day.
The Orders of the Day were considered as follows:
Relative to the interest rate to be charged upon apportioned betterment assessments for water and sewer projects in the town of Mattapoisett (House, No. 1910); and
Establishing the center pond Restoration and Protection District in the town of Becket (House, No. 3701)
Were severally read a second time and ordered to a third reading.
The Senate Bill updating animal control laws of Massachusetts (Senate, No. 406),- was read a second time.
Pending the question on the adoption of the recommended Ethics and Rules new text (S2151) to the pending recommended Ways and Means new draft (S2120) and pending the main question on ordering the bill to a third reading, on motion of Mr. Tisei, the further consideration thereof was postponed until Wednesday, September 23.
The House Bill relative to filling a temporary vacancy in the United States Senate (House, No. 4246, amended),- was read second time.
The pending motion, previously moved by Mr. Tarr, to lay the matter on the table,— was considered; and it was negatived.
After remarks and pending the question on ordering the bill to a third, Mr. Tisei 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.
The House Bill authorizing the town of Fairhaven to grant an additional license for the dale of wine and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 4237),- was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.
On motion of Mr. Galluccio,—
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again tomorrow at eleven o’clock A.M., in a full formal session.