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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, January 23, 2012.

Met at one minute 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 staff then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Petition.

Mr. Baddour presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Steven A. Baddour for legislation relative to further welfare reforms,-- and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Reports of Committees.

By Ms. Chang-Diaz, for the committee on Education, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 218), a Bill relative to medical emergency response plans for schools (Senate, No. 2110);
Referred, under Joint Rule 1E, to the committee on Health Care Financing.

By Ms. Chang-Diaz, for the committee on Education, on Senate, Nos. 201 and 261 and House, Nos. 163, 1920 and 2711, a Bill relative to CPR certification for athletic coaches (Senate, No. 2109);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 215), a Bill establishing the afterschool and out-of-school time coordinating council (Senate, No. 2111); and

By Ms. Clark, for the committee on Public Service, on petition, a Bill relative to the retirement options of certain educational personnel (Senate, No. 1310, changed in lines 17 and 18 by striking out the words “or school business administrator”);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. Finegold, for the committee on Election Laws, on petition, a Bill providing for recall elections in the town of Northfield (Senate, No. 1959) [Local approval received];
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3868) of David Paul Linsky, Karen Spilka and others (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Natick to issue an additional license for the sale of wines and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises,-- was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.

Communication.

The Clerk read the following communication:

OFFICE OF THE MAJORITY WHIP
MASSACHUSETTS SENATE
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON 02133-1053

January 23, 2012

Honorable Therese Murray
President of the Senate
State House, Room 332
Boston, MA 02133

Dear Madam President:

On Thursday, January 12, 2012, I was absent from the chamber due to my attendance at a funeral out of town. In my absence one roll call was taken. Had I been present, I would have voted in the affirmative on the following matter:
Engrossment of Senate No. 918, An Act to establish employment leave and safety remedies to victims of domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault.
I would appreciate if this could be printed in the Senate Journal. Thank you.

Sincerely,
John A. Hart, Jr.,
State Senate

On motion of Mr. Ross, the above communication was ordered printed in the Journal of the Senate.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE

A Bill relative to the term of office of City Clerk of the City of Revere (House, No. 3656,-- on petition) [Local approval received],-- was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Ross, 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 relative to the city clerk of the city of Revere”.

Reports of Committees.

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 James E. Timilty for legislation relative to self-storage facilities;
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Ross, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.

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 James E. Timilty for legislation relative to the crime of arson.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Ross, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on the Judiciary.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE
Engrossed Bills.

The following engrossed bills (the first two 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 Milton to grant a license for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises of a certain restaurant (see Senate, No. 2019);

Authorizing the city of Somerville to incur debt to maintain property leased, licensed, or otherwise under the control of the city pursuant to an agreement between the city and the Commonwealth (see Senate, No. 2025);

Authorizing a ballot question in the town of Arlington relative to the granting of licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises in certain theaters (see House, No. 3647, amended);

Authorizing the town of Danvers to grant an additional license for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises (see House, No. 3699);

Relative to voting precincts in the city of Revere (see House, No. 3782);

Relative to enhancing the practice of nurse-midwives (see House, No. 3815); and

Relative to a voting precinct in the city or Peabody (see House, No. 3847).

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Ross,--

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again tomorrow at one o’clock P.M., in a full formal session without a calendar.

On motion of the same Senator, at a quarter past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again tomorrow at one o’clock P.M.