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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Thursday, April 26, 2012.

Met according to adjournment at one o’clock P.M. (Mr. Rosenberg in the Chair).

Distinguished Guests.

There being no objection, the President handed the gavel to Ms. Clark for the purpose of an introduction. Ms. Clark then introduced, in the rear of the Chamber, the Malden Catholic Boys Hockey Team. The team was recognized for winning their second Super 8 Championship title. The team was accompanied by Head Coach John McLean and Coaches Rob Repucci, Patrick Driscoll, Philip Antonelli and Matt Waas. The Senate applauded their accomplishments and they withdrew from the Chamber. They were also guests of Senator McGee.

There being no objection, the President handed the gavel to Mr. DiDomenico for the purpose of an introduction. Mr. DiDomenico then introduced, in the rear of the Chamber, the Everett High School Football Team. The team was recognized for winning the 2012 Super Bowl Championship and for finishing the season with a 13-0 record. The team is ranked number one in Massachusetts and number six in the East by USA Today. They were accompanied by Head Coach John DiBiaso and his wife Maureen, and Coaches Carlos Ruiz and John Capra. The team was also accompanied by their cheerleading team and Cheerleading Coach Stacey Devinni. The Senate applauded their accomplishments and they withdrew from the Chamber.

There being no objection, the President handed the gavel to Mr. Brownsberger for the purpose of an introduction. Mr. Brownsberger then introduced, in the rear of the Chamber, the Fenway High School Girls Basketball Team. The team was recognized for winning the 2012 Division 4 State Championship. They were accompanied by Head Coach, John Rice and Assistant Coaches Kevis Ross and Courtney Leonard. The Senate applauded their accomplishments and they withdrew from the Chamber.

There being no objection, the President handed the gavel to Mr. Welch for the purpose of an introduction. Mr. Welch then introduced, in the rear of the Chamber, the Springfield High School Boys Varsity Basketball Team. The team was recognized for winning the Division I State Championship and finished their regular season with a record of 19-1. They were accompanied by Head Coach Mike Labrie and Assistant Coaches Chris Bonsu and Rick Johnson. The Senate applauded their accomplishments and they withdrew from the Chamber. They were also guests of Ms. Candaras.

There being no objection, the President recognized, on the Rostrum, Mickey Dalton who is retiring from the Senate. Mickey was hired under former President Birmingham as the Senate’s carpenter, his attention to detail and passion for the historic significance of this building have been essential in preserving the Senate. His passion for the building, his tireless work ethic and keen attention to detail can best be described when you open the door to room 222. Run down after years of neglect, Mickey took on the project and led the efforts to bring the room back to a historically accurate state, and set a high standard for restoration under the golden dome. Throughout the years Mickey’s role in the Senate has expanded from Senate Carpenter to Project Manager and Director of Senate Services. Throughout he has been a great asset to each of us and to the Senate as a whole.

From his work here in the Senate to his impeccable dress, Mickey has always done things the “Senate Way”. The Senate applauded his dedication and service to the Senate and wished him the best in his retirement.

There being no objection, during consideration of the Orders of the Day, the President handed the gavel to Mr. Joyce for the purpose of an introduction. Mr. Joyce then introduced, in the rear of the Chamber, Ryan and Matthew Gill, who are students at the Cunningham School. They were accompanied by parents Kim and Brendan. The Senator also introduced Caroline DeBourbon and Graham O’Donnel. The Senate welcomed them with applause and they withdrew from the Chamber.

Report

A report of the Office of the Treasurer and Receiver General (pursuant to the provisions of Section 57 of Chapter 176 of the Acts of 2011) detailing the current initiatives of the Massachusetts Deferred Compensation SMART Plan to increase public employee participation (received in the Office of the Clerk of the Senate on Thursday, April 26, 2012, at twenty minutes past three o’clock P.M.),-- was placed on file.

Petitions.

Petitions were presented and referred as follows:

By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2239) of Bruce E. Tarr and Ann-Margaret Ferrante (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Rockport to grant a license for the sale of wines and malt beverages at a food store
Under Senate Rule 20, referred to the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

By Ms. Chandler, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Harriette L. Chandler and John J. Mahoney for legislation relative to body art and body piercing regulation; and

By Mr. Hart, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of John Hart, Jr. for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Brian J. Waldron, an employee of the trial court;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Reports of Committees.

By Ms. Jehlen, for the committee on Elder Affairs, on Senate, Nos. 264, 277 and 288, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Elder Affairs to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to elder issues (Senate, No. 2235);

By Mr. Wolf, for the committee on Labor and Workforce Development, on Senate, Nos. 919, 920, 926, 929, 960 and 962, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Labor and Workforce Development to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to labor and workforce development issues (Senate, No. 2236);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate, Nos. 937, 942 and 950, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Labor and Workforce Development to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to labor and workforce development issues (Senate, No. 2237); and

By Mr. Keenan, for the committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse, on Senate, Nos, 975, 980, 985 and 993, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to mental health and substance abuse issues (Senate, No. 2238);
Severally referred, under Joint Rule 29, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Committee Discharged.

Mr. Richard T. Moore, for the committee on Health Care Financing, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the message from His Excellency the Governor relative to improving the quality of health care and controlling costs by reforming health systems and payments (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1849),-- and recommending that the same be referred to the Senate committee on Ways and Means.
Under Senate Rule 36, the report was considered forthwith and accepted.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the discharge of the joint committee.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4054) of Sarah K. Peake (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to amending the charter of the town of Provincetown as relates to the finance committee of said town,-- was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.

Bills
Amending the charter of the town of Harwich (House, No. 3503, changed,-- on petition) [Local approval received];
Amending the charter of the town of Harwich (House, No. 3504, changed,-- on petition) [Local approval received];
Authorizing the Nantucket Island Land Bank to sell, convey or otherwise dispose of certain land situated in the town of Nantucket (House, No. 3836,-- on petition) [Local approval received]; and
Authorizing the city of Springfield to convey certain park land and grant a license agreement over certain park land to Unifirst Corporation (House, No. 3874,-- on petition) [Local approval received];
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

There being no objection, at one minute past one o’clock P.M., the Chair (Mr. Rosenberg) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, twenty minutes before two o’clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, the President in the Chair.

The President, members, guests and staff then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Richard T. Moore) “congratulating Carolyn Mitchell of the town of Northbridge on being named the recipient of the 2012 ‘Beacon of Hope’ Award”;

Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Rosenberg and Brewer, Ms. Candaras and Messrs. Downing and Knapik) “honoring Hampshire County on the occasion of its three hundred and fiftieth anniversary”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Rosenberg) “honoring John Allan Jenkins on the occasion of his retirement from the University of Massachusetts Amherst”;

Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Ross, Kennedy and Timilty) “honoring the memory of Sergeant Douglas A. Weddleton on the dedication of the Sergeant Douglas A. Weddleton Bridge in the town of Mansfield”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Rush) “congratulating Adam Wesley Sicklick on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout.”

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE
Emergency Preamble Adopted.

An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Stephen Gladding, an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (see House, No. 3935), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage and containing an emergency preamble,-- was laid before the Senate; and, a separate vote being taken in accordance with the requirements of Article LXVII of the Amendments to the Constitution, the preamble was adopted in concurrence, by a vote of 7 to 0.
The bill was signed by the President and sent to the House for enactment.

Engrossed Bills.

The following engrossed bills (both of which originated in the House), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, were severally passed to be enacted and were signed by the President and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:

Authorizing the licensing board for the city of Boston to grant restricted airport licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages and for the sale of wines and malt beverages at Logan International Airport (see House, No. 99); and

Relative to the Supplemental Reserve Fund to ensure fiscal stability in the town of Swansea (see House, No. 3950).

Orders Adopted.

The following House Orders (approved by the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently) were considered as follows:

Ordered, that notwithstanding the provisions of Joint Rule 10, the committee on Election Laws shall be granted until Wednesday, June 13, 2012, within which to report on current Senate document numbered 304 and current House document numbered 1985.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Brewer and the order was considered forthwith; and, after remarks, was adopted, in concurrence.

Ordered, that notwithstanding the provisions of Joint Rule 10, the committee on Health Care Financing shall be granted until Friday, June 1, 2012, within which to make its final report on current Senate documents numbered 30, 32, 33, 44, 54, 57, 69, 70, 71, 269, 272, 273, 281, 289, 292, 343, 357, 382, 455, 480, 481, 482, 483, 484, 485, 486, 487, 488, 489, 491, 492, 493, 494, 495, 496, 497, 498, 499, 500, 501, 502, 504, 505, 508, 509, 510, 511, 512, 513, 514, 515, 516, 517, 518, 519, 520, 521, 522, 523, 524, 525, 526, 527, 533, 536, 537, 538, 539, 541, 542, 543, 544, 545, 546, 547, 549, 550, 551, 552, 553, 554, 555, 556, 557, 558, 559, 733, 978, 979, 981, 982, 988, 989, 1079, 1082, 1093, 1094, 1101, 1107, 1121, 1123, 1164, 1177, 1179, 1235, 1893, 2006, 2057, 2156, 2164, 2167, 2177, 2181, 2182, 2195, 2209 and 2210 and current House documents numbered 45, 46, 47, 51, 52, 63, 64, 65, 74, 75, 76, 81, 182, 187, 333, 334, 335, 336, 337, 338, 339, 340, 341, 342, 343, 344, 345, 346, 550, 554, 584, 598, 606, 623, 677, 680, 975, 984, 1100, 1220, 1221, 1222, 1223, 1224, 1225, 1226, 1227, 1228, 1229, 1230, 1231, 1232, 1233, 1234, 1235, 1236, 1237, 1238, 1239, 1240, 1241, 1418, 1420, 1421, 1422, 1423, 1424, 1425, 1426, 1428, 1431, 1433, 1435, 1467, 1472, 1478, 1488, 1492, 1494, 1498, 1500, 1501, 1507, 1513, 1514, 1518, 1519, 1521, 1523, 1530, 1543, 1856, 2039, 2079, 2080, 2081, 2084, 2085, 2087, 2088, 2089, 2090, 2091, 2092, 2093, 2094, 2095, 2096, 2097, 2098, 2099, 2100, 2101, 2316, 2333, 2342, 2362, 2373, 2375, 2452, 2682, 2683, 2685, 2765, 2777, 2778, 2779, 2780, 2781, 2782, 2783, 2784, 2785, 2876, 2880, 2900, 3061, 3104, 3105, 3134, 3354, 3367, 3480, 3543, 3627, 3696, 3904, 3984, 3995, 4023 and 4034.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Brewer and the order was considered forthwith; and, after remarks, was adopted, in concurrence.

Ordered, that notwithstanding the provisions of Joint Rule 10, the committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy shall be granted until Friday, June 15, 2012, within which to report on current House documents numbered 866, 871, 1768, 1771, 2610, 2623, 3047, 3048 and 3056.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Brewer and the order was considered forthwith; and, after remarks, was adopted, in concurrence.

Ordered, that notwithstanding the provisions of Joint Rule 10, the committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy shall be granted until Friday, June 15, 2012, within which to report on current House documents numbered 883, 890, 1763, 1773, 2603, 2604 and 3050.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Brewer and the order was considered forthwith; and, after remarks, was adopted, in concurrence.

Ordered, that notwithstanding the provisions of Joint Rule 10, the committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy shall be granted until Friday, June 15, 2012, within which to report on current House documents numbered 2612 and 2625.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Brewer and the order was considered forthwith; and, after remarks, was adopted, in concurrence.

Ordered, that notwithstanding the provisions of Joint Rule 10, the committee on Financial Services shall be granted until Thursday, June 21, 2012, within which to report on current Senate documents numbered 413, 442, 443, 445, 449, 458, 476 and 1856 and current House documents numbered 293, 311, 1173, 1174, 1204, 1212, 3322 and 3921.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Brewer and the order was considered forthwith; and, after remarks, was adopted, in concurrence.

Ordered, that notwithstanding the provisions of Joint Rule 10, the committee on Labor and Workforce Development shall be granted until Thursday, June 21, 2012, within which to report on current Senate documents 932 and 957 and current House documents numbered 1391, 1412, 2293, 2296, 2298, 2874 and 3546.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Brewer and the order was considered forthwith; and, after remarks, was adopted, in concurrence.

Ordered, that notwithstanding the provisions of Joint Rule 10, the committee on Education shall be granted until Friday, June 29, 2012, within which to report on current Senate documents 176 and 197 and current House documents numbered 1065, 1588, 1936, 1962, 2712, 3674, 3679, 3680 and 3846.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Brewer and the order was considered forthwith; and, after remarks, was adopted, in concurrence.

Ordered, that notwithstanding the provisions of Joint Rule 10, the committee on Education shall be granted until Monday, July 2, 2012, within which to report on current Senate document 2197 and current House document numbered 4003.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Brewer and the order was considered forthwith; and, after remarks, was adopted, in concurrence.

Mr. Rosenberg in the Chair, Ordered, that notwithstanding the provisions of Joint Rule 10, the committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies shall be granted until Friday, June 1, 2012, within which to report on current Senate documents numbered 157, 161 and 173 and current House documents numbered 25, 1902, 2708 and 3830.
The President in the Chair, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Brewer and the order was considered forthwith; and, after remarks, was adopted, in concurrence.

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

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4056) of Brian M. Ashe, Martin J. Walsh, Michael J. Finn and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a special fund to be used for the replanting of trees in certain storm damaged areas;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4057) of Cleon H. Turner relative to recording the testimony of children as witnesses in certain court proceedings;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on the Judiciary.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4058) of Brian M. Ashe, Martin J. Walsh, Michael J. Finn and other members of the General Court for legislation to authorize municipal finance oversight boards to extend the time period for emergency appropriations;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4059) of William B. Saint for legislation relative to handicapped parking in municipal parking facilities;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Transportation.

A Bill authorizing the town of Sherborn to enter into an employment contract for the position of police chief of the town of Sherborn (House, No. 3487,-- on petition) [Local approval received],-- was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Ross, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act authorizing the board of selectmen of the town of Sherborn to enter into an employment contract for the position of police chief”.

A Bill relative to Mattapoisett aquaculture license fees (House, No. 3833,-- on petition) [Local approval received],-- was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Montigny, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act relative to shellfish aquaculture license fees in the town of Mattapoisett”.

A Bill authorizing the city of Woburn to place a certain question on the state election ballot relative to the granting of a license for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 3892, amended,-- on petition) [Local approval received],-- was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Donnelly, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act authorizing the city of Woburn to place a certain question on the state election ballot relative to the granting of a license for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises of certain restaurants".

Reports 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 Michael J. Rodrigues, Christopher M. Markey and Keiko M. Orrall for legislation to designate red-bellied cooter as the official turtle of the Commonwealth.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Rodrigues, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

By Mr. Finegold, for the committee on Election Laws, on the message from His Excellency the Governor, a Bill validating the actions taken at the annual town election in the town of Wareham (printed as House, No. 4032)
The bill was read. There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Pacheco, and the bill 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.

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 relative to the Mattapoisett River Valley Water District (House, No. 3758).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Montigny, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Matter Taken Out of the Notice Section of the Calendar.

There being no objection, the following matter was taken out of the Notice Section of the Calendar and considered, as follows:
The Senate Bill relative to the transfer of certain properties from the Melrose housing authority to the Melrose affordable housing corporation (Senate, No. 2004),-- was read a third time.
Pending the question on passing the bill to be engrossed, Ms. Clark moved that the bill be amended by substituting a new draft entitled “An Act authorizing the conveyance of certain properties by the Melrose housing authority to fund improvements to low income family housing units owned by the Melrose housing authority and to increase the number of low and moderate income family housing units in the city of Melrose” (Senate, No. 2234).
The amendment was adopted.
The bill (Senate, No. 2234) was then passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Orders of the Day.

The Orders of the Day were considered as follows:

The House Bill relative to authorizing the town of Aquinnah to refund tax payments and accrued interest from improperly assessed taxation in prior fiscal years 2005 and 2006 (House, No. 3708),-- was read a second time and ordered to third reading.

The Senate Bill authorizing governmental bodies to enter into contracts for the inspection, maintenance, repair or modification of water storage facilities (Senate, No. 2126),-- was read a second time.
Pending the question on ordering the bill to a third reading, on motion of Mr. Finegold, the further consideration thereof was postponed until Thursday, May 3rd.

The Senate Bill relative to certain tanks used for the storage of fluids (Senate, No. 2166),-- was read second time and ordered to a third reading. The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Pacheco, and the bill was read a third time and, after remarks, was passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

The Senate Committee Bill relative to the right to repair (Senate, No. 2204),-- was considered, the main question being on ordering the bill to a third reading.
Pending the question on the motion, previously moved by Ms. Fargo, to lay the matter on the table, pending the question on adoption of the amendment previously recommended by Mr. Keenan, and pending the main question on ordering the bill to a third reading, on motion of Ms. Fargo, the further consideration thereof was postponed until Thursday, May 10th.

The Senate Bill relative to workers’ compensation insurance (Senate, No. 915),-- was considered, the main question being on ordering the bill to a third reading.
The pending amendment, previously recommended by the committee on Ways and Means, striking out, in line 5, the word “jail” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- “the house of correction”,- was considered, and it was adopted
The bill (Senate, No. 915, amended) was then ordered to a third reading.
The rules were suspended, at the request of Mr. Wolf, and the bill was read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

The Senate Bill relative to motor vehicle glass repair shop registration (Senate, No. 2189),-- was considered, the main question being on ordering the bill to a third reading.
The pending amendment, previously recommended by the committee on Ways and Means, substituting a new draft entitled “An Act requiring the registration of motor vehicle glass repair shops” (Senate, No. 2216),- was considered.
Pending the question on adoption of the amendment, Mr. Petruccelli moved that the proposed new draft be amended in section 20, by striking out, in lines 154 to156, inclusive, the words “; provided, however, that such information may include the contact information of at least 3 duly registered motor vehicle glass repair shops located within 50 miles of the insured”.
After remarks, the amendment was adopted.
The Ways and Means amendment was then adopted, as amended.
The bill (Senate, No. 2216, amended) was then ordered to a third reading.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Petruccelli, and the bill was read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

The House Order relative to extending until Thursday, May 3, 2012 the time within which the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure is authorized to report on current House documents,- was considered, the question on being on adoption of the order.
After remarks, the order adopted, in concurrence.

The House Order relative to extending until Friday, May 18, 2012 the time within which the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government is authorized to report on current House documents,-- was considered, the question on being on adoption of the order.
After remarks, the order adopted, in concurrence.

The House Order relative to extending until Tuesday, May 1, 2012 the time within which the committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy is authorized to report on current House documents,-- was considered, and it was adopted, in concurrence.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Montigny,--

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.

Adjournment in Memory of Edward T. Dever.

The Senator from Middlesex, Suffolk and Essex, Mr. DiDomenico, moved that when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn in memory of Edward T. Dever of Cambridge.

Edward T. Dever of Cambridge passed away on February 25, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Jocelyn R. Dever, devoted father of Jennifer H. and proud father-in-law of Geoffrey E. Wood. Edward was also the thrilled “Poppa to be” to Baby Bean Wood. He was the son of the late John and Rita Dever and the loving brother of Patricia A. Callahan of Arlington, Elizabeth J. Ash of Chelmsford, Paul A. Dever of Plymouth and the late Ann, Dorothy, John F., and Stephen R. Dever. He is survived by adoring family members and lifelong friends at Paddy’s Lunch that will remember him for his dedication to his country.

In 1959 Edward joined the United States Marine Corps serving until 1963, leaving the Corps as a Corporal. In 1967, Edward began as a Court Officer at the Middlesex County Trial Court and retired in 2009 as a Chief Court Officer of the Middlesex Superior Court. In total, Edward Devers had 45 years of service to his name. His commitment to serving his country, outstanding citizenship and loving nature will be missed by all.

Accordingly, as a mark of respect to the memory of Edward T. Dever, at thirteen minutes past three o’clock P.M., on motion of Mr. Brewer, the Senate adjourned to meet again on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M.