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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010.

Met at five minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Hart 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. Hart), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Brewer) “commending Gilbert ‘Gibby’ Michael St. George-Sorel on his dedication and service to the town of Ware on the occasion of his retirement from his position as the Superintendent of Public Works”; and
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Creem, Ms. Chandler, Mr. Rosenberg, Ms. Spilka, Messrs. Baddour, Berry and Brewer, Ms. Chang-Diaz, Messrs. DiDomenico, Donnelly and Downing, Ms. Flanagan, Ms. Jehlen, Mr. Joyce, Ms. Menard, Messrs. Montigny, Michael O. Moore and Morrissey, Ms. Murray, Messrs. O’Leary, Panagiotakos, Ross, Tarr, Timilty, Tisei and Tolman and Ms. Tucker) “commemorating the celebration of Chanukah 2010.”

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 relative to the position of police chief in the town of Belmont (House, No. 4416),-- was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

The House Bill relative to the room occupancy excise tax in the town of Provincetown (House, No. 4653),-- was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Reports of a Committee.

By Mr. Panagiotakos, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill regarding uniform police identifications cards (Senate, No. 996),-- ought to pass, with an amendment substituting a new draft entitled “An Act relative to the issuance of uniform police identification cards” (Senate, No. 2649).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Hedlund, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means.
The bill (Senate, No. 2649) 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 Senate Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Frank J. Servello, an employee of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (Senate, No. 2641),-- ought to pass, with an amendment substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2650).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Hedlund, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means.
The bill (Senate, No. 2650) was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5067) of Thomas J. Calter for legislation to establish a sick bank leave for Brian C. Linehan, an employee of the Department of Revenue,-- was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Service.

Emergency Preamble Adopted.

An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Patrick Ceurvels, an employee of the Trial Court (see House, No. 5046, amended), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage and containing an emergency preamble,-- was laid before the Senate; and, a separate vote being taken in accordance with the requirements of Article LXVII of the Amendments to the Constitution, the preamble was adopted in concurrence, by a vote of 2 to 0.
The bill was signed by the Acting President (Mr. Hart) and sent to the House for enactment.

Engrossed Bills.

An engrossed Bill relative to water company meters (see Senate, No. 1486) (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. Hart) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

An engrossed Bill authorizing property tax exemption for certain small sheds and outbuildings in the town of Carver (see Senate, No. 2255, amended) (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 re-enacted and signed by the Acting President (Mr. Hart) and again laid before the Governor for his approbation.

An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Patrick Ceurvels, an employee of the Trial Court (see House, No. 5046, 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. Hart) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Hedlund,--

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-six minutes before twelve o’clock noon, the Senate adjourned to meet again on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M.