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 28, 2011.
Met at one minute past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Timilty in the Chair).
The Chair (Mr. Timilty), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
There being no objection, the Chair (Mr. Timilty) introduced in the rear of the Chamber, three state championship teams from Medfield High School. The teams included the Medfield girls soccer team, the Medfield girls volley ball team and the Medfield boys lacrosse teams. The teams were accompanied by coaches Michael LaFrancesca, Melinda Lohan, Kelly Dengos, John Kendall, Jack Hastings, Bob Aronson and Mike Douglas.
Petition Returned by State Secretary.
The Senate petition of John A. Hart, Jr., Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to public homes for veterans (Senate, No. 1823) having been timely filed prior to 5:00 P.M., on Friday, January 21, 2011 in the office of the Clerk of the Senate, and having been transmitted to the Secretary of the Commonwealth under the provisions of Section 7 of Chapter 3 of the General Laws),-- was returned by him with memoranda relative thereto.
Petitions were severally presented and referred, as follows:
By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1888) of James E. Timilty and F. Jay Barrows (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Foxborough to sell by auction town property located at 40 School Street [Local approval received];
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.
By Mr. Pacheco, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1886) of Marc Pacheco, Stephen R. Canessa, Patricia A. Haddad and Shaunna O'Connell (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to authorize an early retirement incentive program in the city of Taunton [Local approval received]; and
By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1887) of James E. Timilty and F. Jay Barrows (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Foxborough to establish an age limit for original appointment to the position of police officer. Public Service [Local approval received];
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Public Service.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.
By Ms. Clark, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Katherine M. Clark for legislation concerning media literacy in schools;
By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Jennifer L. Flanagan for legislation relative to behavioral emergency services;
By Mr. Joyce, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Brian A. Joyce for legislation relative to the classification of homeowners associations;
By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Richard T. Moore and George N. Peterson, Jr. for legislation relative to the surrender of firearms and ammunition to licensing authorities;
By Mr. Timilty, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of James E. Timilty for legislation relative to self-storage facilities;
By the same Senator, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of James E. Timilty for legislation relative to the crime of arson; and
By Mr. Wolf (by request), a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of William B. Saint and Daniel A. Wolf for legislation relative to handicapped parking;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
Reports of a Committee.
By Ms. Clark, for the committee on the Public Service, on petition, a Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Timothy J. Stott, an employee of the Department of Corrections (Senate, No. 1880); and
By Ms. Clark, for the committee on the Public Service, on petition, a Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Hartmut R. Andrade, an employee of the Bristol County Sheriff’s office (Senate, No. 1881); and
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Berry) “honoring Nancy Crowder on the occasion of her retirement”; and
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Donoghue, Ms. Murray, Mr. Brewer, Ms. Spilka, Messrs. Tarr, Tolman, Rosenberg, Ross, Rush, Montigny and Richard T. Moore, Ms. Chandler, Messrs. Eldridge and Finegold, Ms. Flanagan, Ms. Jehlen and Messrs. Kennedy and Pacheco) “congratulating former State Representative Robert S. Hargraves on the occasion of his retirement.”
On motion of Mr. Knapik,--
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 Mr. Tolman, at five minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at one o’clock P.M.