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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, November 23, 2009.

Met at one minute past 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 Kenneth J. Donnelly, in compliance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 268A (received in the Office of the Clerk of the Senate on Monday, November 23, 2009, at twenty-three minutes past eleven o’clock A.M.),— was placed on file.

Reports of Committees.
By Mr. Joyce, for the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight, on petition, a Resolve relative to state government accountability, economy and efficiency (Senate, No. 1435); and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition (accompanied by resolve, Senate, No. 2059), a Resolve establishing a special commission on the reuse of Westborough State Hospital (Senate, No. 2219);
Severally read and, under Joint Rule 29, referred to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

By Mr. Joyce, for the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight, on petition, a Bill to authorize the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to lease certain land in the town of Spencer to the Worcester County 4H Center (Senate, No. 1402); and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2149), a Bill releasing certain land in Brimfield from the operation of an agricultural preservation restriction (Senate, No. 2221);
Severally read and, under Joint Rule 1F, referred to the committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets.

By Mr. Joyce, for the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight, on petition, a Bill relative to the disposal of obsolete materials and supplies (Senate, No. 1401); and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to increased efficiencies in state government (Senate, No. 1460);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. Joyce, for the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight, on petition, a Bill to allow the town of Ware to sell the old council on aging building and its property at an auction (Senate, No. 1397) [Local approval received];
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Bills
Establishing a sick leave bank for Jeanette Ross, an employee of the Trial Court (House, No. 4311, amended,— on petition); and
Establishing a sick leave bank for Christopher Sandiford an employee of the Department of Transitional Assistance (House, No. 4333,— on petition);
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Walsh) “congratulating Bradford Baldwin on the occasion of his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”; and
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Walsh) “congratulating Scott Delisle on the occasion of his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout.”

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
Engrossed Bills.

The following engrossed bills (both 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:
Regulating the sport of mixed martial arts (see Senate, No. 998, changed and amended); and
Authorizing an exchange of certain parcels of land for Martha’s Vineyard Hospital (see Senate, No. 2146, amended).

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Knapik,—

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 a quarter past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Wednesday next at eleven o’clock A.M.