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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010.

Met at two minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Petruccelli in the Chair).

The Chair (Mr. Petruccelli), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Petitions.

Petitions were severally presented and referred, as follows:

By Ms. Murray, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate No. 2656) of Therese Murray (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the appointment of Drew Lonergan as a police officer in the town of Bourne [Local approval received];
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Public Service.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard R. Tisei, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund and other members of the General Court for legislation to reform the Probation Department;
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill establishing a special account for the town of Billerica Water Conservation Fund (House, No. 1918,-- on petition) [Local approval received],-- was read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Notice was received from the Speaker of the House of Representatives announcing the following appointment:
That Representative Martin J. Walsh of Boston as a House appointment to the Interagency Council on Substance Abuse and Prevention.

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 Senate Bill amending the charter of the town of Middleborough (Senate, No. 2617),-- 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.

The House Bill authorizing the town of Belmont to grant licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages in certain restaurants (House, No. 5024),-- was read a second time.
Pending the question on ordering the bill to a third reading, Mr. Tolman presented an amendment in section 1, by striking out, in lines 3 and 4, the words “presently issued” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- “licenses issued pursuant to chapter 14 of the acts of 2004”.
The amendment was adopted.
The bill, as amended, was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with the amendment, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act authorizing the town of Belmont to grant licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises of certain restaurants”.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.

The House Bill authorizing the town of Sudbury to enter into long-term energy related leases/contracts including power purchase agreements (House, No. 4718) was read a second time.
Pending the question on ordering the bill to a third reading, Ms. Fargo and Mr. Eldridge presented an amendment that the bill be amended striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the following text:---
“SECTION 1. Notwithstanding section 3 of chapter 40 of the General Laws to the contrary, the town of Sudbury, by its town manager with the approval of the board of selectmen, may lease town lands or buildings for the establishment and operation of facilities to develop renewable or alternative energy for a period not to exceed 50 years.
SECTION 2. The town of Sudbury may enter into contracts for the purchase of renewable or alternative energy, equipment and facilities or the lease thereof for terms not to exceed 50 years, notwithstanding any limitation on the term of any such agreement in chapter 25A of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary.
SECTION 3. Nothing in this act shall be construed to allow the town of Sudbury to sell, lease, transfer any interest in, or change the use of, any land that is subject to Art. XCVII of the Amendments to the Constitution of Massachusetts.
SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.”; and by striking out the title and inserting in place thereof the following title:--“An Act authorizing the town of Sudbury to enter into long-term leases and contracts for renewable or alternative energy, equipment and facilities.”
The amendment was adopted.
The bill, as amended, was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with the amendment.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.

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 Senate Bill relative to an underage law enforcement agent (Senate, No. 172).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Hedlund, and the bill 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 underage law enforcement agents to participate in selective liquor enforcement programs.”
Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5087) of Daniel E. Bosley relative to the conveyance of a certain parcel of land by the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to the city of North Adams,-- was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on State Administration.

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 eight minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M.