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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, September 27, 2010.

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

Petitions.

Petitions were severally presented and referred, as follows:
By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2628) of Benjamin B. Downing and Daniel E. Bosley by votes of the towns of Charlemont and Hawley) for legislation to change the boundary line between Charlemont and Hawley;
By Ms. Murray, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2626) of Therese Murray(by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Sandwich to change the use of certain town owned land and to lease a portion of said land; and
By the same Senator, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2627) of Therese Murray (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Sandwich to enter into a lease for the construction of an active recreation facility;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

By Mr. Brewer, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen M. Brewer, Brian M. Ashe and Todd M. Smola for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Heidi Howard, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services;
By Mr. Michael O. Moore, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael O. Moore for legislation to ban the use of synthetic marihuana; and
By Mr. Tisei, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Richard R. Tisei, Katherine Clark and Mark V. Falzone for legislation to provide for the abandonment of a certain Wakefield easement;
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Eldridge) “congratulating Dr. Diane Bemis on the occasion of her retirement from the Town of Littleton School District”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross and Ms. Spilka) “honoring the memory of Corporal Richard B. Rinehart through the dedication of the Richard B. Rinehart Square in the town of Natick”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Tolman, Ms. Chandler, Ms. Flanagan and Messrs. Joyce, McGee, Richard T. Moore, Tarr and DiDomenico) “recognizing National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month.”

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 to further clarify the Nantucket Islands Land Bank Act regarding real property interests subject to the land bank act’s transfer fee (House, No. 4998),-- was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Panagiotakos, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Imani Smith, an employee of the Department of Youth Services (House, No. 4993),-- ought to pass.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Ross, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

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

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

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE
Engrossed Bills.

An engrossed Bill authorizing the town of Milton to provide certain accidental disability retirement and medical benefits to Antonio Pickens (see Senate, No. 2044) (which originated in the Senate), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, was passed to be enacted and signed by the Acting President (Mr. Petruccelli) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

An engrossed Bill relative to time-share ownership (see House, No. 4803, amended) (which originated in the House), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, was passed to be re-enacted and signed by the Acting President (Mr. Petruccelli) and again laid before the Governor for his approbation.

The following engrossed bills (the first of which originated in the Senate), 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 (Mr. Petruccelli) and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:

Designating a certain bridge in the town of Mansfield as the Sergeant Douglas Weddleton Memorial Bridge (see Senate, No. 2528); and
Authorizing the town of Clinton to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (see House, No. 4734, amended).

Recess.

There being no objection, at nineteen minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Chair (Mr. Petruccelli) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at two minutes before one o’clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, Mr. Petruccelli in the Chair.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Ross,--

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again tomorrow 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 one minute before one o’clock P.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again tomorrow at eleven o’clock A.M.