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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.
Monday, November 30, 2009.
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.
Mr. Petruccelli presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Anthony Petruccelli for legislation relative to landfill gas;
Under Senate Rule 20, referred to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
Reports of Committees.
By Mr. Berry, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that the Senate Resolve relative to state government accountability, economy and efficiency (Senate, No. 1435),— ought to pass; and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, that the Senate Resolve establishing a special commission on the reuse of Westborough State Hospital (Senate, No. 2219),— ought to pass;
Severally referred, under Senate Rule 27, to the committee on Ways and Means.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4371) of Louis L. Kafka, James E. Timilty and Brian A. Joyce (by vote of the town) that the town of Sharon be authorized to grant an additional license for the sale of wine and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises,— was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
Authorizing the town of Westborough to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 1891,— on petition) [Local approval received];
Authorizing the town of Westborough to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 1892,— on petition) [Local approval received]; and
Establishing a regional wastewater district for the towns of Mansfield, Foxborough and Norton (House, No. 4307,— on petition) [Local approval from the towns of Foxborough, Mansfield and Norton received];
Were severally 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 House Bill authorizing the board of selectmen of the town of Tisbury to grant licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises of certain restaurants, inns and hotels (House, No. 1907) (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. O’Leary presented an amendment in section 1, by striking out, in lines 5 to 9, inclusive, the words “petition the General Court to allow the town of Tisbury to issue licenses without quota and for a season or annual term as the selectman may determine for the sale of beer and wine to patrons of restaurants, including restaurants within inns and hotels with a seating capacity of not less than 30 persons, to be consumed with meals only, and only to patrons who are seated at a dining table” and inserting in place thereof the following words:— “grant 19 licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises to restaurants, including restaurants within inns and hotels, with seating capacities of not less than 30 persons, to be consumed with meals only, and only to patrons who are seated at dining tables, and to grant seasonal licenses for the same as the selectmen may determine”.
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 in the amendment.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
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:
Relative to the appointment of a certain civil service class as firefighters in the city of Boston (see Senate, No. 2032);
Relative to the provision of services to the city of Cambridge by the Cambridge Energy Alliance (see House, No. 1916); and
Authorizing the city of Melrose to establish traffic safety zones (see House, No. 4055).
On motion of Mr. Timilty,—
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.
Adjournment in Memory of Bernard W. Barrows.
The Senator from Plymouth and Norfolk, Mr. Hedlund, requested that when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn in memory of Bernard W. Barrows of Plymouth, and formerly of Abington and Whitman.
Mr. Barrows served during World War II in the United States Navy. He was a captain of the undefeated Abington High School Football Team in 1940 and a longtime member of the Whitman Democratic town committee and Whitman Conservation Commission. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jane, his five children, six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Accordingly, as a mark of respect to the memory of Bernard W. Barrows, at a quarter past eleven o’clock A.M., on motion of Mr. McGee, the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at eleven o’clock A.M.