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Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Monday, November 1, 2010.

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

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


A communication from the Public Employee Retirement Commission (under the provisions of Section 50 of Chapter 7 of the General Laws) submitting recommended amendments to the rules and regulations governing retirement of public employees in the Commonwealth (Senate, No. 2646) (received Thursday, October 21, 2010),— was referred to the committee on Public Service.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Montigny, for the committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets, that the Senate Bill providing for the disposition of state owned land in the city of Boston (Senate, No. 2612),-- ought to pass, with an amendment substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2645);
Referred, under Senate Rule 27, to the committee on Ways and Means.

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 Health Care Financing to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to health care finance (Senate, No. 2643),-- 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.


A Bill relative to Title V approval (House, No. 751,-- on petition),-- was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

A Bill authorizing the town of Rehoboth to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 4847,-- on petition) [Local approval received],-- was read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.


The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Murray) “honoring Paul D. Brodeur on the occasion of his retirement from the Falmouth Fire Rescue Department.”

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 establishing a special fund in the town of Brimfield (Senate, No. 2625),-- 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. Donnelly) 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.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,--

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Thursday 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 ten minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at eleven o’clock A.M.