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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, December 7, 2009.

Met at five minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. McGee 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. McGee), members, guests and employees recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Petition.

Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:
By Mr. Tisei, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2230) of Richard R. Tisei, Katherine Clark and Mark V. Falzone (by vote of the town) for legislation to exempt the position of the deputy chief of police in the town of Wakefield from the provisions of the civil service law [Local approval received];
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Public Service.

By Mr. Brewer, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2231) of Stephen M. Brewer and Anne M. Gobi (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to payment for services rendered for extraordinary storm damage in the town of Templeton [Local approval received];
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.

By Mr. Richard T. Moore (by request), a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of William Scott for legislation to amend the helmet law; and
By Mr. Panagiotakos, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Steven C. Panagiotakos and Thomas A. Golden, Jr. for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Denise Cailler, an employee of the Trial Court;
Severally under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill designating a certain bridge in the town of Billerica as the John F. Leary Bridge (House, No. 3232,— on petition); and
A Resolve providing for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to Autism (House, No. 4382,— on petition);
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

Bills
Establishing the office of treasurer-collector for the town of Whitman (House, No. 1920,— on petition) [Local approval received];
Relative to the appointment of the members of the Dalton Redevelopment Authority (House, No. 4242, changed,— on petition) [Local approval received];
Authorizing the city of Leominster to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 4267, amended,— on petition) [Local approval received]; and
Authorizing the town of Tyngsborough to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 4296,— on petition) [Local approval received];
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Brewer) “congratulating Ms. Beth Kaltner on the occasion of her retirement.”

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Downing, for the committee on Revenue, on petition, a Bill relative to extending the deadline for mailing quarterly tax bills (Senate, No. 2226).
The bill was read. 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.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

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 pertaining to the issuance of bonds or notes by the city of Worcester (House, No. 4265),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and was passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Reports 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 House Bill to designate Polish American Congress Day (House, No. 3035).
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, in concurrence.

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 House Bill validating the acts and proceedings of the 2009 spring annual town meeting and 2009 spring special town meeting of the town of Westminster (printed in House, No. 4179).
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, in concurrence, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act validating the acts, votes and proceedings of the 2009 spring annual town meeting and 2009 spring special town meeting of the town of Westminster”.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were severally referred, in concurrence, as follows:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4386) of Daniel E. Bosley for legislation relative to establishing guidelines governing the proper disposal of unused or expired prescription drugs;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Health.
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4387) of Allen J. McCarthy, Danielle W. Gregoire and Sarah K. Peake for legislation to extend the time within which cities and towns are authorized to mail quarterly tax bills;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Revenue.

Emergency Preamble Adopted.

An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Deborah Kotarba, an employee of the Trial Court (see House, No. 4269), 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. McGee) 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. McGee) and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:
Authorizing the town of Charlton to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (see Senate, No. 114);
Relative to the Board of Registration of Social Workers (see House, No. 4262); and
Establishing a sick leave bank for Deborah Kotarba, an employee of the Trial Court (see House, No. 4269).

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Hedlund,—

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.

On motion of the same Senator, at a half past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at eleven o’clock A.M.