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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.
Monday, May 14, 2012.
Met at three minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Donnelly 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. Donnelly), 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 recommitted Senate Bill establishing a board of registration in naturopathy (Senate, No1158),-- ought to pass [Estimated cost – more than $100,000];
Referred, under Senate Rule 27, to the committee on Ways and Means.
By Mr. Pacheco, for the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, on Senate, Nos. 325, 332, 334, 338, 342, 345, 354, 356, 363, 372, 373, 374, 377, 378 and 381, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to agriculture, forestry and other land issues (Senate, No. 2259);
Referred, under Joint Rule 29, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
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 Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to hazardous waste, waste management and other waste issues (Senate, No. 2258),-- and recommending that the same be referred to the Senate committee on Ethics and Rules.
Under Senate Rule 36, the report was considered forthwith and accepted.
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 the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building in Melrose on the centennial anniversary of its founding”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. DiDomenico and Ms. Clark) “honoring the entrepreneurial spirit of small businesses in the Commonwealth and nationally during the annual observance of National Small Business Week”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Richard T. Moore) “congratulating Sister Constance Bayeur on the occasion of her golden jubilee”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Richard T. Moore) “honoring Marble ‘Babe’ Mainini for his years of dedicated service to Lions Clubs International”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Richard T. Moore) “recognizing the Massachusetts Lafayette Society's celebration of Massachusetts Lafayette Day”; and
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Spilka) “congratulating David Jeffrey Hastie on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout.”
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 Harwich (House, No. 3503, changed),-- was read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.
PAPER FROM THE HOUSE
An engrossed Bill relative to the town of Swansea volunteer fire department (see House, No. 3996, amended) (which originated in the House), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, was passed to be re-enacted and signed by the Acting President (Mr. Donnelly) and again laid before the Governor for his approbation.
On motion of Mr. Knapik,--
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again tomorrow at one o’clock P.M., in a full formal session with 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 one o’clock P.M.