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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, December 20, 2010.

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

Communication.

A communication from the Pension Reserves Investment Management Board (pursuant to §6 of Chapter 232 of the Acts of 2010) submitting a list of scrutinized companies doing business with Iran,-- was placed on file.

Report.

A report of the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees (under the provisions of Section 3 of Chapter 75 of the General Laws) relative to rules and regulations adopted by the Trustees of the University of Massachusetts in 2010 (copies having been forwarded as required)(received December 16, 2010),-- was placed on file.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill providing the terms of certain bonds to be issued by the Commonwealth (House, No. 5106,-- on House, No. 5065), -- was read and, under Senate Rule 26C, referred to the committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets.

A Bill designating a walkway in the Belle Isle Marsh area in the town of Winthrop as the John Kilmartin Walkway (House, No. 5035,-- on petition);
Was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

Bills
Relative to the distribution of copies of the warrant in the town of North Andover (House, No. 1900,-- on petition) [Local approval received];
Relative to the financial condition of the town of Orange (House, No. 5069,-- on petition) [Local approval received];
Relative to the Geriatric Authority of Milford (House, No. 5072,-- on petition) [Local approval received];
Providing for a work force reduction of the city of Malden through an early retirement incentive for certain employees (House, No. 5073,-- on petition) [Local approval received];
Establishing certain employment contracts for the town of Milford (House, No. 5088,-- on petition) [Local approval received]; and
Changing the date of the annual town meeting in the town of North Reading (House, No. 5118,-- on House, No. 5070) [Local approval received];
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

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 House Bill authorizing the town of Chelmsford to regulate the removal of aboveground utility poles and overhead wires and other associated structures and to regulate the installation of underground wires and associated structures (House, No. 4800) (the committee on Ways and Means having recommended that the bill be amended by striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 2658).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. McGee, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means.
The bill, as amended, was then ordered to a third reading and read a third time.

Mr. Hart, for the committee on Bills on the Third Reading reported that the bill be amended by striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 2661; and by striking out the title and inserting in place thereof the following title: “An Act authorizing the town of Chelmsford to regulate the removal of aboveground utility poles, overhead wires and other associated structures and to regulate the installation of underground wires and associated structures”.
The report was accepted.
The bill, as amended, was then passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with the amendment.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.

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 relative to the tax collector in the town of Brookfield (Senate, No. 2651),-- 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 on the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act providing for an elected tax collector in the town of Brookfield”.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

The House Bill authorizing the town of Hingham to designate a check off box on its tax bills (House, No. 4714),-- was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and was passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Panagiotakos, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill relative to protecting the rights of custodial and other non teaching employees of school districts (Senate, No. 268),-- ought to pass with an amendment substituting a new draft with same title (Senate, No. 2661).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. McGee, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means.
The bill (Senate, No. 2661) was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5119) of Todd M. Smola and Stephen M. Brewer for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Lori J. Madrazo-Bulak, an employee of the Office of Health and Human Services,- was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Service.

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. Hart) and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:

Validating certain proceedings of the Pathfinder Regional Vocational-Technical High School District (see Senate, No. 2536, amended); and
Establishing a sick leave bank for Tanya Robideau, an employee of the Department of Correction (see House, No. 5079, amended).

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. McGee,--

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 twenty-two minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at eleven o’clock A.M.