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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Thursday, December 2, 2010.

Met at five minutes 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.

Petition.

Mr. Tarr presented a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate No. 2657) of Bruce E. Tarr and Ann-Margaret Ferrante (by vote of the town) for legislation to establish procedures for the sale and/or lease of property known as Conomo Point in the town of Essex [Local approval received];
Referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Report of a Committee

By Mr. McGee, for the committee on Public Service, on petition, a Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Heidi Howard, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services (Senate, No. 2655);
Read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE

A Bill relative to apprentice training (House, No. 4580,-- on petition),-- was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Downing) “congratulating the University of Massachusetts Building Authority on the occasion of its fiftieth anniversary”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Rosenberg) “honoring Bonnie Isman, Director of the Jones Library in the town of Amherst.”

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 establishing a sewer construction fund for the town of Barnstable (Senate, No. 2603),-- 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 Senate Bill authorizing the city of Quincy to abate certain fiscal year 2010 real estate taxes (Senate, No. 2639),-- was read a second time.
Pending the question on ordering the bill to a third reading, Mr. Morrissey presented an amendment inserting after the word “Wright”, in line 4, the following words:- “, a 100 per cent disabled veteran, notwithstanding Mr. Wright’s failure to timely file his application for such exemption”.
The amendment was adopted.

The bill (Senate, No. 2639, amended) was then 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 Quincy to exempt certain fiscal year 2010 real property taxes”.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

The House Bill relative to the appointment of retired police officers in the town of Whitman (House, No. 4854),-- was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act authorizing the appointment of special police officers in the town of Whitman”.

Report of Committees.

The following report was laid before the Senate, the time within which the said committee was required to report having expired:---

Of the committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy, ought NOT to pass (under Joint Rule 10), on the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2613) of Robert A. O’Leary and Timothy Madden for legislation to clarify the application of Chapter 156B.
On motion of Mr. Tarr, the rules were suspended; and, on further motion of the same Senator, the petition was recommitted to the committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.

By Mr. Berry, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Bruce E. Tarr and James R. Miceli for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Beverley O’Riordan, an employee of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Public Service.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5101) of Martin J. Walsh for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Doreen Edwards, an employee of the Boston Municipal Court,-- was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on the Judiciary.

Recess.

There being no objection, at ten minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Chair (Mr. Petruccelli) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at _______ minutes past two o’clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, the President in the Chair.

To Be Continued.