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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Thursday, March 17, 2011.

Met at three minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Donnelly in the Chair).

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

Reports of Committees.

By Ms. Clark, for the committee on the Public Service, on petition, a Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Christopher Lanoue (Senate, No. 1341); and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Sally Kennedy-Calo, an employee of the Department of Children and Families (Senate, No. 1372);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. McGee, for the committee on Transportation, on petition, a Bill designating a certain bridge in the town of Westport as the Leo J. St. Onge Bridge (Senate, No. 1781);
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

By Mr. Welch, for the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government, on petition, a Bill providing for the appointment of a treasurer-collector in the town of Barre (Senate, No. 1873) [Local approval received];
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE

Petitions were severally referred, in concurrence, as follows, to wit:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3256) of Sarah K. Peake and Daniel A. Wolf (by vote of the town) for legislation to make certain changes in the charter of the town of Eastham;
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3257) of Sarah K. Peake (by vote of the town) relative to the appointment of the treasurer/collector of the town of Eastham by the administrator of said town; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3258) of Cleon H. Turner and Daniel A. Wolf (by vote of the town) relative to the establishment of a Barrier Beach protection stabilization fund in the town of Dennis;
Severally to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3259) of David M. Torrisi, William Lantigua (mayor) and others (members of the city council) (with the approval of the mayor and city council) that the city of Lawrence be authorized to exempt the position of fire chief from the civil service law;
To the committee on Public Service.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3260) of Cleon H. Turner and Demetrius J. Atsalis (by vote of the town) that the town of Yarmouth be authorized to impose a room occupancy tax on certain property rentals located in said town;
To the committee on Revenue.

A report of the committee on Health Care Financing, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 347) of Alice K. Wolf and others for legislation relative to dementia patients in longterm care facilities, and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Elder Affairs,— was considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence.

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Chandler) “honoring David Perini on the occasion of his retirement from his position as Commissioner of the Department of Capital Asset Management”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Mary Mendes on the occasion of her one hundredth birthday”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross) “congratulating Brian Bennett on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross) “congratulating Paul Hopkins on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross) “congratulating Colin Shannon on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross) “congratulating Andrew Wilson on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Spilka) “congratulating Ruth Vernon on the occasion of her one hundredth birthday.”

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Welch, for the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1048), a Bill authorizing the town of Sandwich to enter into a lease for the construction of an active recreation facility (Senate, No. 1884) [Local approval received on Senate, No. 1048].
The bill was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the bill was read a second time.

Pending the question on ordering the bill to a third reading, Ms. Murray presented an amendment striking out, in lines 22 and 23, the words “the land and”.
The amendment was adopted.
The bill (Senate, No. 1884, amended) was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act authorizing the town of Sandwich to enter into leases for recreational fields and facilities”.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

By Ms. Clark, for the committee on Public Service, on petition, a Bill relative to the appointment to the position of police officer in the town of Bourne (Senate, No. 1345) [Local approval received].
The bill was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the bill was read a second time.

Pending the question on ordering the bill to a third reading, Ms. Murray presented an amendment substituting a new draft entitled “An Act authorizing the appointment of Drew Lonergan as a police officer in the town of Bourne” (Senate, No. 1885)
The amendment was adopted.
The bill (Senate, No. 1885) was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,--

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 nine minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M.