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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, October 19, 2009.

Met at one minute past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Tolman in the Chair).

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

Communication.

A communication from the Honorable Therese Murray, President of the Senate, announcing the appointment of Senator Stanley C. Rosenberg (pursuant to Section 1 of Chapter 60 of the Acts of 2009) to the Regionalization Advisory Commission,— was placed on file.

Reports of Committees.

By Ms. Flanagan, for the committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse, on petition, a Bill relative to adult day health services (Senate, No. 735);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill to ensure adequate adult day health services (Senate, No. 758); and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 741), a Bill to ensure access to inpatient psychiatric facilities (Senate No. 2181);
Severally referred, under Joint Rule 1E, to the committee on Health Care Financing.

By Mr. Baddour, for the committee on Transportation, on petition, a Bill designating a certain bridge in the towns of Erving and Orange as the Franklin County Purple Heart Memorial Bridge (Senate, No. 1890);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill designating a certain bridge in the City of Fall River and the Town of Somerset as the Veterans Memorial Bridge (Senate, No. 2124); and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill designating a certain bridge in the town of Uxbridge as the Titus Ebbeling Memorial Bridge (Senate, No. 2159);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

By Mr. Petruccelli, for the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, on petition, a Bill to authorize the town of Charlton to acquire dams within the town to make improvements to dams and to authorize the assessment of betterments to pay costs of the same (Senate, No. 2108) [Local approval received];
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Creem) “honoring Barry B. White on his appointment as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Norway”; and
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Jehlen) “commending Betty Taymor on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of the founding of the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy.”

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 third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

The House Bill authorizing the lease of certain conservation land in the town of Easton for agricultural purposes and to establish the Tufts Farm Maintenance Fund (House, No. 1885) (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.

Recess.

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

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Hedlund,—

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

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