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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012.

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

The Chair (Mr. Hart), 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, on petition, a Bill reforming the administration of health care (Senate, No. 531) (Estimated cost - more than $100,000); and

By Mr. Donnelly, for the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight, on petition, a Bill to promote American manufacturing (Senate, No. 2198);
Severally 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 Bill relative to residents of continuing care retirement communities (Senate, 2139) (also based on Senate, No. 283),-- ought to pass [Estimated cost - $0];
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

By Mr. Richard T. Moore, for the committee on Health Care Financing, on petition, a Bill establishing health care criteria for performance excellence (Senate, No. 528) (Estimated cost - $0);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to eligibility for coverage (Senate, No. 532) (Estimated cost - $0);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to the provider’s council (Senate, No. 534) (Estimated cost - $0); and

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate, Nos. 530 and 1858, a Bill to ensure the privacy of patient prescription records (Senate, No. 2240) (Estimated cost - $0);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were severally referred, in concurrence, as follows, to wit:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4064) of Peter J. Durant, F. Jay Barrows, Geoff Diehl and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the disclosure of autopsy reports by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4065) of Jennifer E. Benson and Jennifer L. Flanagan for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Mark Lewis, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Service.

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill relative to veterans' access, livelihood, opportunity, and resources (Senate, No. 2193),-- ought to pass, with an amendment substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2241).

Order Adopted

Mr. Rush offered the following order, to wit:

Ordered, That notwithstanding Senate Rule 7 or any other rule to the contrary, the Senate Bill relative to veterans’ access, livelihood, opportunity and resources (Senate, No. 2193), with the pending Ways and Means new draft (Senate, No. 2241) shall be placed in the Orders of the Day for a second reading on Thursday, May 3, 2012.

All amendments shall be filed electronically in the office of the Clerk of the Senate by 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, May 3, 2012. All such amendments shall be second-reading amendments to the Ways and Means new draft (Senate, No. 2241) but further amendments in the third degree to such amendments shall be in order. The Clerk shall further specify the procedure and format for filing all amendments, consistent with this order.

After the bill as amended is ordered to a third reading, it shall immediately be read a third time and the question shall then immediately be on passing it to be engrossed, and no amendments shall be in order at the third reading of the bill unless recommended by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading.
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.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Hedlund, and the order was considered forthwith and adopted.
The bill (Senate, No. 2193) was then placed in the Orders of the Day for a second reading on Thursday, May 3, 2012, with the amendment (Senate, No. 2241) pending.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Hedlund,--

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 with a calendar.

On motion of the same Senator, at eleven minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at one o’clock P.M.