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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Thursday, March 10, 2011.

Met at three 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.

Communication.

The following communication was read and placed on file:

A communication from the Joint Committee on Public Health, pursuant to Joint Rule 1, submitting its rules of procedure for the 2011-2012 legislative session (received Wednesday, March 9, 2011);

Petitions.

Petitions were severally presented and referred as follows:
By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1876) of Michael Knapik and Donald F. Humason, Jr. (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to authorize the city of Westfield to convert a seasonal license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises to an annual license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises [Local approval received];
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.

By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1878) of Benjamin B. Downing and Paul Mark (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Peru to establish a fire station construction fund [Local approval received]; and
By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1879) Richard T. Moore and Ryan Fattman (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to a certain reserve fund in the town of Millville [Local approval received];
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

By Mr. Brewer, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen M. Brewer for legislation to provide the next of kin of an environmental police officer killed in the line of duty with a flag;

By Ms. Clark, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Katherine M. Clark for legislation to provide protection from photographing, videotaping or electronically surveilling a partially nude or nude child;

By Mr. DiDomenico (by request), a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Sal N. DiDomenico for legislation to require the tabulation of results of those cases heard before the Supreme Judicial Court of Appeals;

By the same Senator (by request), a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Sal N. DiDomenico for legislation to require a statement of reasons to accompany the denial or dismissal of any motion on activity entered in the Appeals or Supreme Judicial Court;

By the same Senator (by request), a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Sal N. DiDomenico for legislation relative to a modified judicial merit-retention system;

By the same Senator (by request), a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Sal N. DiDomenico for legislation to authorize the Appeals Court to reinstate a certain unheard case of Vincent F. Zarrilli vs. Capital Bank and Trust Company ET AL;

By Ms. Donoghue, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Eileen M. Donoghue for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Theresa Hillard;

By Mr. Downing, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Benjamin B. Downing and Gailanne M. Cariddi for legislation relative to an exclusive and perpetual easement within Monroe State Forest;

By the same Senator, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Benjamin B. Downing for legislation relative to volunteer ambulance service;

By Mr. Eldridge, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of James B. Eldridge for legislation to authorize certain public employees creditable retirement service;

By the same Senator, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of James B. Eldridge for legislation relative to labeling of stand-by energy loss

By Mr. McGee, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Thomas M. McGee for legislation to improve coordination of the youth workforce development system in the Commonwealth

By Mr. Rosenberg, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stanley C. Rosenberg, Cory Atkins and Richard T. Moore for legislation to provide for the election of registry of deeds by county;

By Mr. Ross, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to disability insurance benefits;

By Mr. Rush, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Rush for legislation to protect certain employees of private schools from frivolous reports; and

By Mr. Tarr, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr for legislation relative to the Northeast Solid Waste Committee;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Chandler and Mr. Michael O. Moore) “congratulating the YWCA Central Massachusetts on its one hundred and twenty-fifth anniversary”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Timilty) “congratulating Congregation Agudas Achim on the occasion of its one hundredth anniversary.”

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 Mark C. Montigny and Christopher Markey for legislation to establish a sick leave for Timothy J. Stott, an employee of the Department of Corrections.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Hedlund, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Public Service.

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 Mark C. Montigny and Christopher Markey for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Hartmut R. Andrade, an employee of the Bristol County Sheriff’s office.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Hedlund, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Public Service.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Hedlund,--

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M., and that the Clerk be directed to dispense with the printing of a calendar.

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