NOTICE: - While reasonable efforts have been made to assure the accuracy of the data herein, this is NOT the official version of Senate Journal. It is published to provide information in a timely manner, but has not been proofread against the events of the session for this day. All information obtained from this source should be checked against a proofed copy of the Senate Journal.
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE
Monday, March 21, 2011.
Met at five minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Ms. Spilka in the Chair).
The Chair (Ms. Spilka), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE
Of the committee on Community Development and Small Business, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 992) of Ronald Mariano and others (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to urban redevelopment in the city of Quincy,-- and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government;
Of the committee on the Judiciary, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1294) of Paul J. Donato and others relative to court proceedings and services provided to certain children,-- and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities; and
Of the committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security, asking to be discharged from further consideration
Of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1547) of Demetrius J. Atsalis, Thomas P. Kennedy and others for legislation relative to record keeping for condominiums; and
Of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1557) of Kevin G. Honan, Michael O. Moore and others relative to further regulating the Architectural Access Board of the Department of Public Safety to promote accessible housing for people with disabilities;
And recommending that the same severally be referred to the committee on Housing.
Were severally considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Montigny) “recognizing the Immigrants’ Assistance Center, Inc., of New Bedford on the occasion of its fortieth anniversary”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross) “recognizing Thomas Lynch for his years of dedicated service to the National Ice Hockey Officials Association.”
Matter Taken Out of the Orders of the Day.
There being no objection, the following matter was taken out of the Orders of the Day and considered, as follows:
The Senate Bill providing for the appointment of a treasurer-collector in the town of Barre (Senate, No. 1873),-- was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.
Report 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 Eileen Donoghue for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Theresa Hillard.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, 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.
Sent to the House for concurrence.
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 a full formal session.
On motion of the same Senator, at nine minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at one o’clock P.M.