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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, February 10, 2011.

Met according to adjournment at one o’clock P.M. (Mr. Rosenberg in the Chair).

Communications.

The following communications were severally received and placed on file:

A communication from the Honorable Therese Murray, President of the Senate, announcing the appointment of Senator Harriette L. Chandler to the Special Commission established (pursuant to Section 160 of Chapter 131 of the Acts of 2010) to make an investigation and study relative to the rehabilitative residential and integrated community-based support services for persons with acquired brain injury and persons with traumatic brain injury in the Commonwealth; and

A communication from the Honorable Therese Murray, President of the Senate, announcing the withdrawal of the appointment of Senator Richard T. Moore and the appointment of Senator Karen E. Spilka (pursuant to Section 57 of Chapter 288 of the Acts of 2010) to the State Advisory Commission to make an investigation and study of the relative value of a uniform claims administration system for all payers in the Commonwealth.

Recess.

There being no objection, at one minute past one o’clock P.M., the Chair (Mr. Rosenberg) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at thirteen minutes past three o’clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, the President in the Chair.

The President, members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Reports of Committees.

Mr. Berry, for the committee on the arrangement of seats in the Senate, reported that the seating of the Senate be in the following order:

Honorable Therese Murray, President of the Senate.

On the President’s Left.

On the President’s Right.
1. Hon. Frederick E. Berry 2. Hon. Stanley C. Rosenberg
2. Hon. Steven A. Tolman 2. Hon. Cynthia Stone Creem
3. Hon. John A. Hart, Jr. 3. Hon. Richard J. Ross
4. Hon. Stephen M. Brewer 4. Hon. Michael R. Knapik
5. Hon. Steven A. Baddour 5. Hon. Bruce E. Tarr
6. Hon. Harriette L. Chandler 6. Hon. Robert L. Hedlund
7. Hon. Jennifer L. Flanagan 7. Hon. John F. Keenan
8. Hon. Mark C. Montigny 8. Hon. Michael O. Moore
9. Hon. Brian A. Joyce 9. Hon. Patricia D. Jehlen
10. Hon. Michael F. Rush 10. Hon. Kenneth J. Donnelly
11. Hon. James B. Eldridge 11. Hon. Eileen M. Donoghue
12. Hon. Karen E. Spilka 12. Hon. Richard T. Moore
13. Hon. Anthony W. Petruccelli 13. Hon. Barry R. Finegold
14. Hon. Benjamin B. Downing 14. Hon. Gale D. Candaras
15. Hon. James T. Welch 15. Hon. Michael J. Rodrigues
16. Hon. Thomas M. McGee 16. Hon. Sonia Chang-Diaz
17. Hon. Daniel A. Wolf 17. Hon. James E. Timilty
18. Hon. Sal N. DiDomenico 18. Hon. Marc R. Pacheco
19. Hon. Katherine M. Clark 19. Hon. Susan C. Fargo
20. Hon. Thomas P. Kennedy 20. Vacant

The rules were suspended, on motion of the same Senator, and the report was considered forthwith and accepted.

By Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ways and Means, under the provisions of Senate Rule 19, a Committee Bill relative to unemployment insurance rates (Senate, No. 8),-- was read.

There being no objection the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Wolf and the committee bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading and read a third time.

After remarks, the question on passing the committee bill to be engrossed was determined by a call of the yeas and nays, at twenty-eight minutes past three o’clock P.M., on motion of Mr. Brewer, as follows, to wit (yeas 36 — nays 0) [Yeas and Nays No. 5]:

YEAS.

Baddour, Steven A. Joyce, Brian A.
Berry, Frederick E. Keenan, John F.
Brewer, Stephen M. Kennedy, Thomas P.
Candaras, Gale D. Knapik, Michael R.
Chandler, Harriette L. McGee, Thomas M.
Chang-Diaz, Sonia Montigny, Mark C.
Clark, Katherine M. Moore, Michael O.
Cynthia Stone Creem, Moore, Richard T.
DiDomenico, Sal N. Petruccelli, Anthony
Donnelly, Kenneth J. Rodrigues, Michael J.
Donoghue, Eileen M. Rosenberg, Stanley C.
Downing, Benjamin B. Ross, Richard J.
Eldridge, James B. Spilka, Karen E.
Finegold, Barry R. Tarr, Bruce E.
Flanagan, Jennifer L. Timilty, James E.
Hart, John A., Jr. Tolman, Steven A.
Hedlund, Robert L. Welch, James T.
Jehlen, Patricia D. Wolf, Daniel A. — 36.
NAYS — 0.
PAIRED.
YEAS.
NAYS.
Rosenberg, Stanley C. (present) Pacheco, Marc R.
ABSENT OR NOT VOTING
Fargo, Susan C. Rush, Michael F. — 2.

The yeas and nays having been completed at twenty-nine minutes before four o’clock P.M., the committee bill was passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Orders Adopted.

Mr. Rosenberg offered an Order relative to establishing a Special Joint Committee on Redistricting (Senate, No. 9).
Under the rules, referred to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
Subsequently, Mr. Berry, for the said committees, reported, recommending that the order ought to be adopted.
The rules were suspended, on motion of the same Senator, and the order was considered forthwith.

After debate, the question on adoption of the order was determined by a call of the yeas and nays, at twenty-one minutes before four o’clock P.M., on motion of Mr. Tarr, as follows, to wit (yeas 32 — nays 4) [Yeas and Nays No. 6]:

YEAS.
Baddour, Steven A. Jehlen, Patricia D.
Berry, Frederick E. Joyce, Brian A.
Brewer, Stephen M. Keenan, John F.
Candaras, Gale D. Kennedy, Thomas P.
Chandler, Harriette L. McGee, Thomas M.
Chang-Diaz, Sonia Montigny, Mark C.
Clark, Katherine M. Moore, Michael O.
Cynthia Stone Creem, Moore, Richard T.
DiDomenico, Sal N. Petruccelli, Anthony
Donnelly, Kenneth J. Rodrigues, Michael J.
Donoghue, Eileen M. Rosenberg, Stanley C.
Downing, Benjamin B. Spilka, Karen E.
Eldridge, James B. Timilty, James E.
Finegold, Barry R. Tolman, Steven A.
Flanagan, Jennifer L. Welch, James T.
Hart, John A., Jr. Wolf, Daniel A. — 32.
NAYS
Hedlund, Robert L. Ross, Richard J.
Knapik, Michael R. Tarr, Bruce E.  — 4.
ABSENT  OR NOT VOTING
Fargo, Susan C. Rush, Michael F. — 3.
Pacheco, Marc R.

The yeas and nays having been completed at sixteen minutes before four o’clock P.M., the order was passed adopted.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

On motion of Mr. Berry,--

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M.

Adjournment in Memory of Ken Olsen

The Senator from Essex and Middlesex, Mr. Finegold, and the Senator from Middlesex and Worcester, Mr. Eldridge, requested that when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn in memory of Ken Olsen

Ken Olsen, a pioneer and entrepreneur who helped to create the computer industry with his company, Digital Equipment Corp., passed away on February 6th at the age of 84. Mr. Olsen’s contributions to Massachusetts and the world with his innovations in technology cannot be overstated. 

Digital Equipment Corp. was launched in 1957 in a vacant mill in Maynard with $70,000 and three employees. Digital grew to employ 125,000 employees in 86 countries before it was purchased by Compaq for $9.6 billion in 1998. Digital pioneered the idea of computers that were available to the individual, creating “minicomputers” for commercial use; smaller, less-expensive alternatives to the mainframes that were available at the time. 

With Digital’s influence, Massachusetts became a world-wide center for high-tech innovation. Along with Wang Laboratories, Digital is credited with creating the “Massachusetts Miracle,” a period of enormous growth in the 1980s. In 1986, Mr. Olsen was named the "most successful entrepreneur in the history of American business" by Fortune magazine. He was also inducted into the National Inventor's Hall of Fame, the Computer History Museum, and awarded the National Medal of Technology in 1993.

Beyond his giant achievements in the world of technology, Mr. Olsen’s deep faith as a Christian informed his life and his work. His motto, “Do the Right Thing,” and his skill as a leader set the tone at Digital. He was seen as an empowering manager whose work to decentralize his company became a model for innovative and effective management. Mr. Olsen’s contributions to Massachusetts and the world at large will long be with us.

Accordingly, as a mark of respect to the memory of Ken Olsen, at twelve minutes before four o’clock P.M., on motion of Mr. Baddour, the Senate adjourned to meet again on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M.