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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012.

Met at two minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Hart 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. Hart), members, guests and staff then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

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 Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to oceans, fisheries, water quality and other water issues (Senate, No. 2261),-- 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.

Communications.

The Clerk read the following communications:

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
MASSACHUSETTS SENATE
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, MA 02133-1053

May 15, 2012

The Honorable William F. Welch, Senate Clerk
Office of the Clerk of the Senate
24 Beacon Street
State House
Boston, MA 02133

Dear Mr. Clerk:

I am writing today as I was unable to attend full formal session held on May 10, 2012. I was in Providence, Rhode Island attending the 2012 Leadership Forum hosted by the State Legislative Leaders Foundation.

If I was present in session I would have voted to engross the supplemental budget, House Bill 4079.

Respectfully,
JENNIFER L. FLANAGAN
STATE SENATE
Worcester & Middlesex District

On motion of Mr. Tarr, the above communication was ordered printed in the Journal of the Senate.

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
MASSACHUSETTS SENATE
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, MA 02133-1053

May 15, 2012

Mr. William F. Welch
Clerk of the Senate
State House, Room 335
Boston, MA 02133

Dear Mr. Clerk:

On Thursday, May 10, 2012, I was not able to submit my vote during the session for the roll call (#175) on SB2204. I would like to indicate a “yes” vote be recorded in the journals.

Please feel free to contact my office with any questions.

Sincerely,
JAMES T. WELCH,
STATE SENATOR
Hampden District.

On motion of Mr. Tarr, the above communication was ordered printed in the Journal of the Senate.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE
Emergency Preamble Adopted.

An engrossed Bill relative to oversight of private occupational schools (see House, No. 3625, amended), 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 2 to 0.
The bill was signed by the Acting President (Mr. Hart) and sent to the House for enactment.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill amending the charter of the town of Harwich (see House, No. 3503, changed) (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 enacted and signed by the Acting President (Mr. Hart) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

Recess.

There being no objection, at twenty-four minutes before twelve o’clock noon, the Chair (Mr. Hart) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at three minutes past twelve o’clock noon, the Senate reassembled, Ms. Flanagan in the Chair.

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill making appropriations for the fiscal year two thousand thirteen for the maintenance of the departments, boards, commissions, institutions and certain activities of the Commonwealth, for interest, sinking fund and serial bond requirements and for certain permanent improvements (House, No. 4101),-- ought to pass, with an amendment striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 4.

[Direct Appropriation …………………………. $31,659,175,572
Retained Revenue …………………………….. $615,468,595
Total ………………………………………….. $32,274,644.176.]

Under the provisions of an order previously adopted by the Senate, the bill was placed in the Orders of the Day for Wednesday, May 23, 2012, for a second reading, with the amendment pending.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,--

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again tomorrow at ten o’clock A.M., in a full formal session with a calendar.

On motion of the same Senator, at five minutes past twelve o’clock noon, the Senate adjourned to meet again tomorrow at ten o’clock A.M.