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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.
Thursday, January 27, 2011.
Met at four 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.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Donoghue) “recognizing the Academy of Notre Dame in its celebration of National Catholic Schools Week
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Donoghue) “recognizing the Lowell Catholic High School in its celebration of National Catholic Schools Week”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Richard T. Moore) “commending Robert and Myra Kraft for their support of increased access to primary health care and cost-effective health care delivery in the Commonwealth.”
The Clerk read the following communication:
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
THE GENERAL COURT
STATE HOSUE, BOSTON 02133-1053
January 25, 2011
Dear President Murray,
I write to inform you that I authorize my Chief of Staff, John T. Regan to unofficially act on my behalf to support the work of the district including signing correspondences from my office during my active military duty. I will directly consult with my staff on a regular basis during this time, but will not have constant access to communicate in writing. Thus, any written communication from my office such as - letters, citations, email, will be signed in the following manner:
JOHN T. REGAN*
Chief of Staff
Office of State Senator Mike Rush
Suffolk and Norfolk District
*As authorized by Senator Mike Rush who is currently on active military duty.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Michael F. Rush
On motion of Mr. Hedlund, the above communication was ordered printed in the Journal of the Senate.
PAPER FROM THE HOUSE
An engrossed Bill authorizing the Mayor of the city of Medford to appoint Stephanie Muccini Burke as Director of Budget and Personnel in the city of Medford (see House, No. 33, amended) (which originated in the House), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, was passed to be enacted and signed by the Acting President (Mr. Petruccelli) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.
On motion of Mr. Hedlund,—
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again tomorrow at eleven o’clock A.M., and that the Clerk be directed to dispense with the printing of a calendar.
Adjournment in Memory of the Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau
The Senator from Middlesex and Norfolk, Ms. Creem, requested that when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn in memory of the January 27, 1945 liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi Death Camp.
In 2005, the United Nations General Assembly designated January 27 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day (IHRD), an annual day of commemoration to honor the victims of the Nazi era. The U.N.’s International Holocaust Remembrance Day resolution rejects denial of the Holocaust, and condemns discrimination and violence based on religion or ethnicity.
Accordingly, as a mark of respect to the memory of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, at eight minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., on motion of Mr. Hedlund, the Senate adjourned to meet again on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M.