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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Monday, April 25, 2011.

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

The Chair (Mr. Hart), 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 appointments (pursuant to Section 16O of Chapter 6A of the General Laws) of Senator Michael J. Rodrigues and Dr. Sara Orozco to the Health Disparities Council,-- was placed on file.

Petition.

Mr. Downing presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Benjamin B. Downing for legislation relative to the feeding of wildlife,-- and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on the two branches, acting concurrently.

Committee Discharged

Mr. Rodrigues, for the committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 42) of James B. Eldridge, Linda Dorcena Forry, Susan C. Fargo and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to Workers’ Pathways to Self Sufficiency,-- and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Higher Education.
Under Senate Rule 36, the report was considered forthwith and accepted.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

A Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Joseph DeMartino, an employee of the Department of Correction (House, No. 3339,-- on petition),-- was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

A Bill relative to the Citizens Advisory Board on uses of the Rumney Marsh area (House, No. 2598,-- on petition),-- was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Clark and Mr. McGee) “congratulating Dennis J. Kelley on the occasion of his retirement”;

Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Richard T. Moore and Knapik) “honoring the historic aspirations of the people of Poland for freedom and democracy in commemoration of Polish Constitution Day”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Richard T. Moore) “congratulating the Uxbridge High School Boys Varsity Basketball Team on their victory in the 2011 Clark University Tournament Small School Championship.”

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 House Bill amending the charter of the town of Eastham (House, No. 3256),-- was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Reports of Committees.

Mr. Berry, for the committee on Ethics and Rules, reported, that the following matter be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session:
The House Bill validating the actions taken at the annual town elections held in the town of North Brookfield (printed in House, No. 1831).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

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 Steven A. Baddour for legislation relative to economic crimes.
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 the Judiciary.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

Petitions were severally referred, in concurrence, as follows, to wit:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3392) of John J. Bineinda relative to overtime for garagemen;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Labor and Workforce Development.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3393) of James R. Miceli for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Mitch Dembowski, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services ;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on the Public Service.

Recess.

There being no objection, at a half past eleven one o’clock A.M., the Chair (Mr. Hart) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at eleven minutes before one o’clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, Mr. DiDomenico in the Chair.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3395) of Robert A. DeLeo for legislation relative to the reorganization of the judicial system,-- was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on the Judiciary.

Order Adopted.

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 the same Senator, at ten minutes before one o’clock P.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at one o’clock P.M.