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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, April 30, 2012.

Met at three minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Petruccelli in the Chair) (having been appointed by the President, under authority conferred by Senate Rule 4, to perform the duties of the Chair).

The Chair (Mr. Petruccelli), members, guests and staff then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Richard T. Moore, for the committee on Health Care Financing, that the Senate Bill to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities in the Commonwealth (Senate, No. 1091),-- ought to pass [Estimated cost - more than $100,000];
Read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. Richard T. Moore, for the committee on Health Care Financing, that the Senate bills
Eliminating archaic language pertaining to individuals with disabilities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Senate, No. 46) [Estimated cost - $0];
Relative to increasing consumer access to licensed marriage and family therapists (Senate, No. 72) [Estimated cost - $0];
Requiring standard credentialing of physicians by health insurers (Senate, No. 447) [Estimated cost - $0]; and
Relative to volunteer physicians (Senate, No. 1147) [Estimated cost - $0];
Severally ought to pass.
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

Committees Discharged

Mr. Berry, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration

Of the Senate 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);

Of the Senate 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);

Of the Senate 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

Of the Senate 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)
And recommending that the same severally be referred to the Senate committee on Ethics and Rules.
Under Senate Rule 36, the reports were considered forthwith and accepted.

Mr. Richard T. Moore, for the committee on Health Care Financing, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration
Of the Bill relative to false, fraudulent or misleading statements (Senate, No. 408), and
Of the Bill relative to oral cancer therapy (Senate, No. 1070);
And recommending that the same severally be referred to the Senate committee on Ways and Means.
Under Senate Rule 36, the reports were considered forthwith and accepted.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the discharge of the joint committee

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Hedlund) “congratulating Thomas L.P. O'Donnell on the occasion of his retirement as Moderator for the town of Hingham”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Congregation Agudath Achim of the city of Taunton on the anniversary of the centennial of its founding”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Donald McKinnon on his retirement from the Board of Selectmen in the town of Raynham”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Stephen Munroe on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Evan Papp on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Jacob Teixeira on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross) “congratulating Victoria Abramo of the town of Norfolk on receiving the Gold Award of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America.”

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 authorizing the town of Natick to grant an additional license for the sale of wine and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 3868),-- 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 town of Natick to grant an additional license for the sale of wines and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises.”

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4061) of Todd M. Smola and Stephen M. Brewer for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Kristin LaPlante, an employee of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services,-- was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Service.

Engrossed Bills.

The following engrossed bills (all 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 Acting President (Mr. Petruccelli) and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:
Authorizing the Board of Selectmen of the town of Sherborn to enter into an employment contract for the position of police chief (see House, No. 3487);
Relative to the Mattapoisett River Valley Water District (see House, No. 3758);
Relative to shellfish aquaculture license fees in the town of Mattapoisett (see House, No. 3833);
Authorizing the city of Woburn to place a certain question on the state election ballot relative to the granting of licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises of certain restaurants (see House, No. 3892, amended); and
Establishing a sick leave bank for Stephen Gladding, an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (see House, No. 3935).

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Ross,--

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again tomorrow next at eleven o’clock A.M., and that the Clerk be directed to dispense with the printing of a calendar.

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