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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Thursday, October 14, 2010.

Met according to adjournment at 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.

Engrossed Bill Laid Before the Governor.

An engrossed Bill making appropriations for the fiscal years 2010 and 2011 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects (see House, No. 5028, amended) (which originated in the House), having been passed to be enacted and signed by the Acting President (Mr. Petruccelli) on Tuesday, October 12, 2010,-- was laid before the Governor on Wednesday, October 13, 2010.

Communication.

A communication from the Honorable Richard M. Freeland, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, and Charles F. Desmond, Chairman, Board of Higher Education, recusing themselves from membership on the Special Commission established (pursuant to Section 153 of Chapter 131 of the Acts of 2010) to study the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the University of Massachusetts Lowell jointly establishing a public school of pharmacy,-- was placed on file.

Reports of a Committee.

By Mr. Eldridge, for the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government, on the recommitted petition, a Bill relative to the position of appointed Treasurer-Collector in the town of Florida (Senate, No. 2551) [Local approval received];
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill establishing a special fund in the town of Brimfield (Senate, No. 2625) [Local approval received]; and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill changing the boundary line between Charlemont and Hawley (Senate, No. 2628) [Local approval received];
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Committees Discharged.

Mr. Berry, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Revenue to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to the raising of revenue for the Commonwealth by means of taxation, certain matters relating to the local property tax and such similar matters as have been referred to said committee (Senate, No. 2635),-- and recommending that the same be referred to the Senate committee on Ethics and Rules.
Under Senate Rule 36, the report was considered forthwith and accepted.

Mr. Berry, for the committee on Ethics and Rules, to whom was referred the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Municipalities and Regional Government to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents (Senate, No. 2598), reported, in part, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 784) of Joann Camilli for legislation relative to rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats,-- and recommending that the same be recommitted to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.
Under Senate Rule 36, the report was considered forthwith and accepted.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

Petitions were severally referred, in concurrence, as follows, to wit:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5042) of James Dwyer, Kenneth J. Donnelly and others (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to authorize the city of Woburn to issue ten additional licenses for the sale of all-alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises;
To the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5043) of Sarah K. Peake (by vote of the town) for legislation to make certain changes in the charter of the town of Eastham; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5044) of Sarah K. Peake (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to the appointment of the treasurer/collector of the town of Eastham by the administrator of said town;
Severally to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.
Petition (accompanied by House, No. 5045) of Sarah K. Peake (by vote of the town) for legislation that the town of Eastham be authorized to impose room occupancy tax on certain property rentals located in said town;
To the committee on Revenue.

A Bill relative to the registration of real estate appraisers (House, No. 277, amended,-- on Senate, No. 161 and House, No. 277),-- was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

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 Senate Bill relative to an enterprise fund in the town of Abington (Senate, No. 2491),-- was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for 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. Tarr.
The engrossed bill was returned to the Orders of the Day for the next session.

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 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.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Public Service.
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 Stanley C. Rosenberg and Christopher J. Donelan for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Maryanne Audette, an employee of the Department of Revenue.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Public Service.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

Recess.

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

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE
Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill relative to an enterprise fund in the town of Abington (see Senate, No. 2491) (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.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,--

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 the same Senator, at twenty-four minutes before one o’clock P.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M.