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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009.

Met at three minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. McGee in the Chair).

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

Matter 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 Senate Bill designating a certain bridge in the town of Raynham as the SFC Jared C. Monti Bridge (Senate, No. 2177),— was read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

The Senate Bill designating a certain bridge in the city of Taunton as the SSG Adelino Paulo Bridge (Senate, No. 2178),— was read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

The House Bill authorizing the town of Harvard to grant licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 1127) (its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading),— was read a third time.
Pending the question on passing the bill to be engrossed, Mr. Morrissey presented an amendment in section 1, in the second paragraph, by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:— “The licensing authority shall not approve the transfer of a license granted under this act to any other location but it may grant any such license to a new applicant at the same location if the applicant files with the authority a letter from the department of revenue indicating that the license is in good standing with the department and that all applicable taxes have been paid.”
The amendment was adopted.
The bill, as amended, was then passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.

The House Bill ratifying, validating and confirming the election calendar established by the city of Peabody for elections to be held in 2009 (House, No. 4219) (its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading),— was read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Panagiotakos, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Terry Howard, an employee of the Department of Public Health (Senate, No. 2131),— ought to pass, with an amendment inserting after the second sentence the following sentence:— “Sick leave bank days shall not be used for absences unrelated to the illness or disability that necessitated the establishment of the sick leave bank as determined by the department.”
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means.
The bill (Senate, No. 2131, amended) was then ordered to a third reading.

By Mr. Panagiotakos, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill relative to Martha’s Vineyard Hospital (Senate, No. 2146),— ought to pass.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the bill was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.

By Mr. Panagiotakos, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill relative to clean energy (House, No. 4253),— ought to pass, with an amendment striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 2180.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means.
The bill, as amended, was then 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 relative to kayaks (Senate, No. 974).
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the bill was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were severally referred, in concurrence, as follows, to wit:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4281) of Martha M. Walz relative to student attendance in public schools;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Education.
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4282) of Karyn E. Polito relative to the electronic monitoring of sex offenders found to be in violation of the conditions of probation;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on the Judiciary.
The Senate Bill relative to pandemic and disaster preparation and response in the Commonwealth (Senate, No. 2028, amended),— came from the House passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with an amendment striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text contained in House document numbered 4275; and by striking out the title and inserting in place thereof the following title: “An Act relative to public health emergency preparation and response”.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the House amendment was considered forthwith and the Senate NON-concurred therein.
The same Senator asked for a committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two branches; and Senators Richard T. Moore, Fargo and Hedlund were appointed to the committee on the part of the Senate.
The bill was returned to the House endorsed accordingly.

Recess.

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

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,—

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again tomorrow at two o’clock P.M., in a full formal session.

On motion of the same Senator, at two minutes before three o’clock P.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again tomorrow at two o’clock P.M.