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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, November 22, 2010.

Met according to adjournment at eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Petruccelli 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. Petruccelli), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Communication.

A communication from the Honorable Martha Coakley, Attorney General of the Commonwealth, announcing the appointment (pursuant to Section 6 of Chapter 54 of the Acts of 2005) of Glenn Cunha, Deputy Chief of the Criminal Bureau, as her representative to the Civil Infraction Commission,--was placed on file.

Petitions.

Petitions were severally presented and referred, as follows:
By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate No. 2652) of Bruce E. Tarr and Bradford R. Hill (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Ipswich to grant an easement for the north green sidewalk [Local Approval received];
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.
By the same Senator, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate No. 2653) of Bruce E. Tarr, Bradford R. Hill and Barbara A. L’Italien (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Boxford to negotiate and purchase group insurance policies. [Local Approval received];
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Public Service.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Bills
Authorizing the town of Belmont to grant licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages in certain restaurants (House, No. 5024,-- on petition) [Local approval received];
Authorizing the town of Harwich to issue an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 5026, amended,-- on petition) [Local approval received];
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows, to wit:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5071) of John V. Fernandes and Richard T. Moore (by vote of the town) for legislation that the town of Milford be authorized to issue an additional license for the sale of alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises to Fun Zone, LLC, of said town;
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5074) of Kathi-Anne Reinstein and Sal DiDomenico (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to regulate the issuance of second hand motor vehicle licenses in the city of Revere;
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5076) of Paul K. Frost and Michael O. Moore (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Millbury to issue two additional licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises;
Severally, to the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5069) of John V. Fernandes and Richard T. Moore (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to the operation of the geriatric authority in the town of Milford;
To the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5073) of Paul J. Donato and Richard R. Tisei (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation that the city of Malden be authorized to provide for a work force reduction plan through the implementation of an early retirement incentive program for certain employees;
To the committee on Public Service.

The House Bill designating a courtroom in the Marlborough District Courthouse as the Jonathan Brant Courtroom (House, No. 5061),-- was read.
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 was passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

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 lease and construction of improvements to the North Branch Library and East Branch Library buildings in the town of Watertown (House, No. 4667) (its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading),-- was read a third time.
Pending the question on passing the bill to be engrossed, Mr. Tolman presented an amendment that the bill in section 2, by striking out the words “and sections 44A to 44H, inclusive, of chapter 149 of the General Laws” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- “, sections 44A to 44H, inclusive, of chapter 149 of the General Laws and chapter 149A of the General Laws.”
The amendment was adopted.
The bill, as amended, was then passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with the amendment.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

The House 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),-- was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and was passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Report of a Committee.

The Senate Bill validating certain proceedings in the town of Rutland (Senate, No. 2647)
The bill was read. 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.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were severally referred, in concurrence, as follows, to wit:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5083) of Robert M. Koczera and Mark C. Montigny for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Maurice Jandreau, an employee of the Trial Court;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on the Judiciary.
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5082) of Robert F. Fennell relative to establishing a public employee retirement commission within the Executive Office for Administration and Finance; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5084) of Byron Rushing and Sonia Chang- Diaz for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Betty Garcia, an employee of the Department of Transitional Assistance;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Service.
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5085) of Timothy J. Toomey, Jr. relative to the environmental review process for the development of a certain parcel of land located in the North Point area of the city of Cambridge;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on State Administration.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE
Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill relative to the Mattapoisett River Valley Water Supply Protection Advisory Committee (see House, No. 4858) (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. Petruccelli) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

Emergency Preambles Adopted.

An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Francis Bedard, an employee of the Department of Correction (see Senate, No. 2648), 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. Petruccelli) and sent to the House for enactment.

An engrossed Bill designating a courtroom in the Marlborough District Courthouse as the Jonathan Brant Courtroom (see House, No. 5061), 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. Petruccelli) and sent to the House for enactment.

Engrossed Bills.

The following engrossed bills (the first of which originated in the Senate), 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. Petruccelli) and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:

Establishing a sick leave bank for Francis Bedard, an employee of the Department of Correction (see Senate, No. 2648);
Relative to the other Post Employment Benefits Trust Fund of the town of Belmont (see House, No. 4223);
Authorizing recall elections in the town of Belmont (see House, No. 4414, amended); and
Designating a courtroom in the Marlborough District Courthouse as the Jonathan Brant Courtroom (see House, No. 5061).

Order Adopted.

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.

Adjournment in Memory of Carol A. (O’Connor) Pizzi

The Senator from Middlesex and Norfolk, Ms. Spilka, requested that when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn in memory of Carol A. (O’Connor) Pizzi, of Franklin.

Carol A. (O’Connor) Pizzi 63, of Franklin, died Wednesday November 17, 2010 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where she had been a patient since last Monday. She was the wife of Alessandro “Alex” Pizzi for more than 40 years.

Born in Milford, September 14, 1947 a daughter of Ruth (Carlson) O’Connor of Milford, and the late John O’Connor II, she was raised and educated in Milford, and is a 1965 graduate of Milford high School. She also graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst in 1969.
Mrs. Pizzi was a longtime local real estate broker and was the Vice President of the Coldwell Banker realty company in Franklin. She was also a Notary Public in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Carol was active in local, county and state Democratic political events. She enjoyed time spent with her grandchildren, especially at her summer home in South Dennis, crossword puzzles, reading, travel and card playing. Carol loved life.

Surviving in addition to her husband and mother are 3 sons; Christopher A. Pizzi and his wife Marianne of Plainville, Dr. Todd A. Pizzi and his wife Irene of Shrewsbury, Eric M. Pizzi and his wife Lisa of Boston, a brother Laurence O’Connor of Bellingham, and 4 granddaughters Serena, Isabella, Laina, and Sophia. She was also the sister of the late John O’Connor III.

Accordingly, as a mark of respect to the memory of Carol A. (O’Connor) Pizzi, at twenty-seven minutes before twelve o’clock noon, on motion of Mr. Ross, the Senate adjourned to meet again on Wednesday next at eleven o’clock A.M.