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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, December 28, 2009.

Met at five 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.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were severally referred, in concurrence, as follows:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4403) of Sean Garballey, Kenneth J. Donnelly and others (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to a ballot question authorizing the granting of three additional licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages in the town of Arlington;
To the committee on Election Laws.
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4404) of Linda Dean Campbell (with the approval of the mayor and city council) that the city of Methuen be authorized to borrow money for the payment of certain final judgments;
To the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4405) of Pam Richardson, Karen E. Spilka and Tom Sannicandro (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to the promotion of Firefighter John Costanza;
To the committee on Public Service.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Walsh) “congratulating Christopher Campbell-Orrock on the occasion of his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”; and
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Walsh) “congratulating Elias Sami Kassis on the occasion of his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout.”

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 Senate Bill designating a certain bridge in the towns of Erving and Orange as the Franklin County Purple Heart Memorial Bridge (Senate, No. 1890).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Timilty, 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 designating a certain bridge in the towns of Orange and Wendell as the Franklin County Purple Heart Memorial Bridge”.
Sent to the House for 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 designating a certain traffic circle in the city of Lowell as the Mickey Ward Rotary (House, No. 4204).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, 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 designating a certain traffic circle in the city of Lowell as the Micky Ward Rotary”.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,—

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 Mr. Timilty, 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.