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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Thursday, September 30, 2010.

Met according to adjournment at eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. McGee 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. McGee), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Distinguished Guests.

There being no objection, the Chair (Mr. McGee) introduced the Massachusetts Major Softball State Champions. These thirteen young ladies played hard this summer to capture the District 16 Championship, the State Championship and made a run in the Little League Softball New England Regional Tournament in Albany, New York. They were accompanied by their manager, Eve Gambale, coaches, Glenn Potter and Chris Kennedy, and their parents from the town of Swampscott. The Senate applauded their accomplishments and they withdrew from the Chamber.

Communication.

A communication from the Honorable Richard R. Tisei, Senate Minority Leader, announcing the appointment of Senator Michael R. Knapik to the Advisory Committee established (pursuant to Section 178 of Chapter 131 of the Acts of 2010) to make an investigation and study of the comparative costs and benefits of different care delivery models for the Commonwealth’s Medicaid program,-- was placed on file.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. McGee, for the committee on Public Service, on Senate, Nos. 1137, 1138, 1139, 1140, 1144, 1145, 1147, 1148, 1149, 1150, 1151, 1153, 1154, 1155, 1156, 1157, 1158, 1159, 1160, 1161, 1162, 1163, 1164, 1165, 1166, 1167, 1168, 1169, 1170, 1171, 1174, 1175, 1176, 1177, 1178, 1179, 1181, 1182, 1183, 1184, 1185, 1186, 1188, 1189, 1191, 1192, 1194, 1195, 1196, 1197, 1198, 1202, 1203, 1204, 1205, 1206, 1207, 1208, 1209, 1210, 1212, 1213, 1214, 1215, 1216, 1217, 1218, 1219, 1220, 1221, 1222, 1223, 1224, 2020 and 2030, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Public Service to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to public service (Senate, No. 2629); and
By Mr. Morrissey, for the committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy, on Senate, Nos. 1472, 1473, 1474, 1475, 1476, 1477, 1478, 1479, 1483, 1487, 1489, 1490, 1491, 1492, 1493, 1494, 1495, 1496, 1498, 1499, 1500, 1501, 1502, 1503, 1506, 1507, 1509, 1510, 1511, 1513, 1514, 1517, 1519, 1520, 1522, 1525, 1526, 1528, 1530, 1531, 1532, 1534, 1535, 1536, 1537, 1538, 1539, 1541, 1543, 1544, 1545, 1546 and 1547, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to telecommunications, utilities and energy (Senate, No. 2630);
Severally referred, under Joint Rule 29, 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 Ms. Creem) “honoring Enid A. Greenberg Shapiro on the occasion of her eighty-fifth birthday”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating the General Federation Women’s Club Taunton and Raynham Juniors as they celebrate their sixtieth anniversary.”

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE
Emergency Preambles Adopted.

An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Matthew Normandeau, an employee of the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office (see House, No. 4926), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage and containing an emergency preamble,-- was laid before the Senate; and, a separate vote being taken in accordance with the requirements of Article LXVII of the Amendments to the Constitution, the preamble was adopted in concurrence, by a vote of 4 to 0.
The bill was signed by the Acting President (Mr. McGee) and sent to the House for enactment.

An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Imani Smith, an employee of the Department of Youth Services (see House, No. 4993), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage and containing an emergency preamble,-- was laid before the Senate; and, a separate vote being taken in accordance with the requirements of Article LXVII of the Amendments to the Constitution, the preamble was adopted in concurrence, by a vote of 4 to 0.
The bill was signed by the Acting President (Mr. McGee) and sent to the House for enactment.

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Panagiotakos, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Nanette Maltais, an employee of the Department of Revenue (House, No. 5018, amended),-- ought to pass.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Petruccelli, 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. McGee) 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
Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill to further clarify the Nantucket Islands Land Bank Act regarding real property interests subject to the Land Bank Act’s transfer fee (see House, No. 4998) (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 enacted and signed by the Acting President (Mr. McGee) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tolman,--

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 Mr. Tarr, at nine minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M.