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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Wednesday, April 6, 2011.

Met at one minute past at 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.

A communication from the Honorable Therese Murray, President of the Senate, announcing the appointment of Senators Kenneth J. Donnelly and James E. Timilty to the Special Commission established (pursuant to Section 13 of Chapter 283 of the Acts of 2010) to make an investigation and study of the feasibility of creating a jail diversion program specifically for veterans convicted of non-violent substance abuse offenses,--was placed on file.

Petition Returned by State Secretary.

A petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1872) of Anthony Petruccelli for legislation to develop the North Point area of the city of Cambridge (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 5 of Chapter 3 of the General Laws and having been returned by the Secretary of the Commonwealth with memorandum relative thereto),-- was referred to the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Report of a Committee.

By Joyce, for the committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets, that the House Bill providing for the municipal road and bridge maintenance needs of the Commonwealth (House, No. 3324),--ought to pass, with an amendment striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 1890 [Bond authorization: $200,000,000];
Under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

A Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Daniel Murphy, an employee of the Department of Correction (House, No. 3250,-- on petition);
Was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill providing for the municipal road and bridge maintenance needs of the Commonwealth (House, No 3324) (the committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets having recommended that the bill be amended by striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 1890),— reported, recommending that the amendment recommended by the committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets ought to be adopted.
Referred, under Senate Rule 26, to the committee on Ethics and Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Berry, for the said committee, reported, recommending that the matter be placed on the Orders of the Day for the next session, with the amendment pending.

Order Adopted.

Mr. Brewer offered the following order:

Ordered, That notwithstanding the provisions of Senate Rule 7, the House Bill providing for the municipal road and bridge maintenance needs of the Commonwealth, (House, No. 3324) (the committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets having recommended that the bill be amended by striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 1890) be placed up front in the Orders of the Day for the next session for full debate and amendment.
Under the rules, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Berry, for the said committee, reported, recommending that the order ought to be adopted.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the order was considered forthwith and adopted.
The bill (House, No. 3324) was then placed in the Orders of the Day for Tuesday, May 18, 2010, for a second reading, with the Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets proposed new text (Senate, No. 1890) pending.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,--

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

On motion of the same Senator, at five minutes past eleven o’clock, the Senate adjourned to meet again tomorrow at one o’clock P.M.