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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009.

Met at eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Timilty in the Chair).

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

Communication.

A communication from the Health Care Quality and Cost Council announcing a public hearing to be held on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at 10:00 A.M., relative to proposed fees for Health Care Claims Data — was placed on file.

Petitions.

Petitions were presented and referred as follows:
By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2179) of James E. Timilty, Scott P. Brown, Bill Bowles and Elizabeth Poirier (with the approval of the municipal council) for legislation to increase the benefits payable to Aquinnah Sarah Burgess by the Attleboro Retirement System [Local approval received];
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Public Service.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

By Mr. Rosenberg, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stanley C. Rosenberg, Peter V. Kocot, Christopher J. Donelan, Marie P. St. Fleur, Daniel E. Bosley and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to news carriers;
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. McGee, for the committee on Public Service, on petition, a Bill providing for the payment of certain accidental disability retirement and medical benefits to Antonio Pickens (Senate, No. 2044) [Local approval received];
Read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Mary Markley, an employee of the Trial Court (House, No. 4233,— on petition),— was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

A Bill designating the building of the state laboratory institute as the Dr. William A. Hinton Laboratory (House, No. 3007,— on petition),— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Candaras) “congratulating the Massachusetts Superior Court on the occasion of its one hundred and fiftieth anniversary”;
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Candaras) “honoring Anita Monestime’s commitment to the Shared Living Model”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Knapik) “honoring Mayor Michael J. Sullivan for receiving the Holyoke Rotary Club’s 2010 William G. Dwight Award”;
Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Morrissey and Joyce) “congratulating Kenneth J. McHugh on the occasion of his retirement as Chief of the Braintree Fire Department”; and
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Murray) “commemorating the observance of ‘Performance Recognition Day’.”

Reports of a Committee.

Mr. Berry, for the committee on Ethics and Rules, reported that the following matter be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session:
The Senate Bill designating a certain bridge in the town of Raynham as the SFC Jared C. Monti Bridge (Senate, No. 2177).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tisei, and the bill was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Berry, for the committee on Ethics and Rules, reported that the following matter be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session:
The Senate Bill designating a certain bridge in the city of Taunton as the SSG Adelino Paulo Bridge (Senate, No. 2178).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tisei, and the bill was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.

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 as follows:
The House Bill authorizing the town of Saugus to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 1120),— was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.

The House Bill authorizing the lease of conservation land in the town of Easton for agricultural purposes and to establish the Tufts Farm Maintenance Fund (House, No. 1885),— was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.

The Senate Bill establishing the Sandwich Economic Initiative Corporation (Senate, No. 2073),— was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.

The House Bill authorizing the town of Harvard to grant licenses for the sale of wine and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 1127),— was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.

The House Bill authorizing the abatement of certain property tax assessments in the town of Lexington (House, No. 1135),— was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.

The House Bill ratifying, validating and confirming in all respects the election calendar established by the city of Peabody for elections to be held in 2009 (House, No. 4219),— was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.

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 Mark C. Montigny and John F. Quinn for legislation to authorize the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to convey a certain parcel of land in Dartmouth.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Tisei, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.

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 Joan M. Menard, Patricia A. Haddad, David B. Sullivan, Kevin Aguiar and others for legislation to designate a certain path in the city of Fall River and the town of Somerset as the Army Pvt. Michael E. Bouthot Pedestrian Path.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Tisei, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Transportation.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tisei,—

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 eight minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again tomorrow at eleven o’clock A.M.