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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, November 15, 2010.

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

Communications.

The following communications were severally received and placed on file:

Several communications from the Honorable Therese Murray, President of the Senate, announcing the following appointments to various special commissions:
The Honorable Karen E. Spilka and John Meehl of Plymouth to the Special Commission established (pursuant to Section 180 of Chapter 240 of the Acts of 2010) to make an investigation and study of the feasibility of establishing a bank owned by the Commonwealth or by a public authority constituted by the Commonwealth;

The Honorable Michael O. Moore and Brian A. Joyce to the Special Commission established (pursuant to Section 22 of Chapter 61 of the Acts of
2009) to make an investigation relative to the reorganization or consolidation of the sheriffs’ offices as established by said act; Elizabeth A. Hart of Malden (pursuant to Section 66 of Chapter 3 of the General Laws) to the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women for a term to expire on October 31, 2013; and

The Honorable Susan C. Fargo (pursuant to Chapter 277 of the Acts of 2010) to the Massachusetts Food Policy Council.

Petitions.

Petitions were severally presented and referred, as follows:
By Mr. Brewer, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2651) of Stephen M. Brewer and Anne M. Gobi (by the vote of the town) for legislation relative to the tax collector in the town of Brookfield [Local approval received];
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Municipalities & Regional Government.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

By Mr. Brewer, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen M. Brewer for legislation relative to retirement benefits for Raymond P. Belsito;
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches.

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Downing, for the committee on Revenue, on petition, a Bill authorizing the city of Quincy to abate certain fiscal year 2010 real property taxes (Senate, No. 2639) [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 Bill further regulating the issuance of firearm identification cards and licenses to carry firearms (House, No. 2229,-- on petition),-- was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

A Bill relative to certain members of the Cambridge retirement system (House, No. 4280,-- on petition) [Local approval received],-- was read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

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, as follows:
The Senate Bill relative to the Mount Hood Memorial Park and Golf Course Enterprise Fund in the city of Melrose (Senate, No. 2637),-- was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act authorizing the city of Melrose to appropriate funds from the Mount Hood Memorial Park and Golf Course Enterprise Fund to pay certain debt service”.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Report of a Committee.

Mr. Berry, for the committee on Ethics and Rules, reported that the following matter be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session:
The House Bill relative to the Mattapoisett River Valley Water Supply protection advisory committee (House, N0. 4858).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Knapik, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE
Engrossed Bills.

The following engrossed bills (both of which originated in the House), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, were severally passed to be enacted and were signed by the Acting President (Mr. Donnelly) and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:
Relative to the position of police chief in the town of Belmont (see House, No. 4416); and
Relative to the room occupancy excise tax in the town of Provincetown (see House, No. 4653).

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 Mr. Knapik, at sixteen minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at eleven o’clock A.M.