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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.
Monday, November 8, 2010.
Met at two minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Rosenberg in the Chair) (having been appointed by the President, under authority conferred by Senate Rule 4, to perform the duties of the Chair).
Students from the Hartsbrook School of Hadley then led the Chair (Mr. Rosenberg), members, guests and employees in the recitation of the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
Several communications were received and placed on file, as follows:
A communication from Anthony J. Benedetti, Chief Counsel to the Committee for Public Counsel Services, announcing the appointment of himself and Aviva Jeruchim, as his designee representing the Private Counsel Division of the Committee for Public Counsel Services, to the Special Commission established (pursuant to Section 6 of Chapter 54 of the Acts of 2005) relative to civil infractions; and
A communication from Richard M. Page, Executive Director of the Boston Bar Association, announcing the appointment of Jack Cinquegrana to the Special Commission established (pursuant to Section 6 of Chapter 54 of the Acts of 2005) relative to civil infractions.
Report of a Committee.
By Mr. Eldridge, for the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government, on petition, a Bill relative to the Mount Hood Memorial Park and Golf Course Enterprise Fund in the city of Melrose (Senate, No. 2637) [Local approval received];
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE
A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5064) of Robert L. Rice, Jr. (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to authorize the city of Gardner to join the Group Insurance Commission,-- was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Public Service.
Notice was received from the Speaker of the House of Representatives announcing the following appointments:
That Representative Kulik of Worthington had been designated to serve with Representative Straus of Mattapoisett on the special commission established (under Chapter 8 of the Resolves of 2008) for the purpose of conducting an investigation and study of innovative methods for funding the conservation of forested wildlands and woodlands owned and managed by public and nonprofit organizations and by private individuals and organizations;
That Representatives Costello of Newburyport and Walsh of Lynn had been designated to serve on the special commission established (under Section 22 of Chapter 61 of the Acts of 2009) for the purpose of making an investigation and study relative to the reorganization or consolidation of sheriffs’ offices, to make formal recommendations regarding such reorganization or consolidation and to recommend legislation, if any, to effectuate such recommendations relating to the reorganization, consolidation, operation, administration, regulation, governance and finances of sheriffs’ offices; and
That Representative Kulik of Worthington had been designated to serve as his appointee to the Massachusetts Food Policy Council established (under Chapter 277 of the Acts of 2010) to develop recommendations to advance the food system goals for the Commonwealth.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-
Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Richard T. Moore, Michael O. Moore and Ms. Chandler) “congratulating Summit Eldercare on the occasion of its fifteenth anniversary celebration”; and
Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Rosenberg and Downing) “honoring Dr. Susan B. Samoriski, Founder and Executive Director of the Mary Lyon Foundation in Shelburne Falls.”
Reports of a Committee.
By Mr. Panagiotakos, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Francis Bedard, an employee of the Department of Corrections (Senate, No. 2640),-- ought to pass, with an amendment substituting a new draft entitled “An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Francis Bedard, an employee of the Department of Correction” (Senate, No. 2648).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Ross, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means.
The bill (Senate, No. 2648) was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.
By Mr. Panagiotakos, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Patrick Ceurvels, an employee of the Trial Court (House, No. 5046),-- ought to pass.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Ross, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.
PAPER FROM THE HOUSE
An engrossed Bill establishing a postemployment benefits trust fund in the town of Wayland (see House, No. 5005, amended) (which originated in the House), 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. Rosenberg) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.
On motion of Mr. Ross,--
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Wednesday 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 seven minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Wednesday next at eleven o’clock A.M.