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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Monday, February 28, 2011.

Met at one minute past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. McGee in the Chair).

The Chair (Mr. McGee), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Communications.

The following communications were severally read and placed on file:

A communication from the Joint Committee on Higher Education, pursuant to Joint Rule 1, submitting its rules of procedure for the 2011-2012 legislative session (received Wednesday, February 16, 2011);

A communication from the Joint Committee on Housing, pursuant to Joint Rule 1, submitting its rules of procedure for the 2011-2012 legislative session (received Wednesday, February 16, 2011)

A communication from the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development, pursuant to Joint Rule 1, submitting its rules of procedure for the 2011-2012 legislative session (received Thursday, February 17, 2011)

A communication from the Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse, pursuant to Joint Rule 1, submitting its rules of procedure for the 2011-2012 legislative session (received Wednesday, February 16, 2011)

A communication from the Joint Committee on Telecommunication, Utilities and Energy, pursuant to Joint Rule 1, submitting its rules of procedure for the 2011-2012 legislative session (received Thursday, February 17, 2011)

A communication from the Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight, pursuant to Joint Rule 1, submitting its rules of procedure for the 2011-2012 legislative session (received Friday, February 18, 2011)

A communication from the Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs, pursuant to Joint Rule 1, submitting its rules of procedure for the 2011-2012 legislative session (received Friday, February 18, 2011)

A communication from the Joint Committee on Education pursuant to Joint Rule 1, submitting its rules of procedure for the 2011-2012 legislative session (received Tuesday, February 22, 2011)

A communication from the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing, pursuant to Joint Rule 1, submitting its rules of procedure for the 2011-2012 legislative session (received Friday, February 28, 2011);

A communication from the Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government, pursuant to Joint Rule 1, submitting its rules of procedure for the 2011-2012 legislative session (received Wednesday, February 23, 2011)

A communication from the Joint Committee on Elder Affairs, pursuant to Joint Rule 1, submitting its rules of procedure for the 2011-2012 legislative session (received Wednesday, February 23, 2011)

A communication from the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, pursuant to Joint Rule 1, submitting its rules of procedure for the 2011-2012 legislative session (received Wednesday, February 23, 2011)

A communication from the Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Business, pursuant to Joint Rule 1, submitting its rules of procedure for the 2011-2012 legislative session (received Thursday, February 24, 2011)

A communication from the Joint Committee on Financial Services, pursuant to Joint Rule 1, submitting its rules of procedure for the 2011-2012 legislative session (received Friday, February 25, 2011);

A communication from the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure, pursuant to Joint Rule 1, submitting its rules of procedure for the 2011-2012 legislative session (received Friday, February 25, 2011);

A communication from the Joint Committee on Transportation, pursuant to Joint Rule 1, submitting its rules of procedure for the 2011-2012 legislative session (received Friday, February 25, 2011);

A communication from the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies, pursuant to Joint Rule 1, submitting its rules of procedure for the 2011-2012 legislative session (received Friday, February 25, 2011);

A communication from the Joint Committee on Election Laws, pursuant to Joint Rule 1, submitting its rules of procedure for the 2011-2012 legislative session (received Friday, February 25, 2011);

A communication from the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security, pursuant to Joint Rule 1, submitting its rules of procedure for the 2011-2012 legislative session (received Friday, February 25, 2011);

A communication from the Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development, pursuant to Joint Rule 1, submitting its rules of procedure for the 2011-2012 legislative session (received Friday, February 28, 2011);

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 973) of John H. Rogers (by vote of the town) that the town of Norwood be authorized to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises,-- was referred, in concurrence, to the committee Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Alexander Cembalisty on the attainment of his Eagle Scout Award”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Tyler Medeiros on the attainment of his Eagle Scout Award”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Michael Morais on the attainment of his Eagle Scout Award”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross) “congratulating Michael Sean Lawler of Plainville on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”.

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Donnelly, for the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight, on Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 2011 (submitted by the Governor under the provisions of Article LXXXVII of the Amendments to the Constitution) relative to reorganizing the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (see House, No. 39) [for Majority Report, see Senate, No. 24; for Minority Report, see Senate, No. 25],-- reported, in accordance with a provision of Senate Rule 23A,-- recommending that said Reorganization Plan No. 1 “ought to be approved”.
Placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session, the question being “Shall this reorganization plan be approved?”.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to providing for the municipal road and bridge maintenance needs of the Commonwealth (House, No. 1854),-- was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Transportation.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,--

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Thursday next at one o’clock P.M., in full formal session with a calendar.

On motion of the same Senator, at eight minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at one o’clock P.M.