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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011.

Met according to adjournment at 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 employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Joyce, for the committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets, that the Senate Bill to improve the administration of state government and finance (Senate, No. 1905),-- ought to pass;
Referred, under Senate Rule 27, to the committee on Ways and Means.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Kennedy) “congratulating Taiwan on the one hundredth anniversary of its National Day”;
Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Michael O. Moore and Baddour, Ms. Chandler, Ms. Clark, Messrs. Donnelly and Finegold, Ms. Flanagan, Mr. Knapik, Ms. Murray, Messrs. Pacheco and Rodrigues, Ms. Spilka and Messrs. Tarr and Welch) “honoring President Jack Wilson for his commitment to the University of Massachusetts and its students”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Richard T. Moore) “honoring Elizabeth T. Gauthier on the occasion of her one hundred and tenth birthday.”

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

The House Bill relative to the reorganization of the judicial system of the Commonwealth (House, No. 3395, amended),— came from the House with the endorsement that the House had NON-concurred in the Senate amendment (amended by the Senate by striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text contained in Senate document numbered 1911), and had asked for a committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two branches; and that Representatives O’Flaherty of Chelsea, Dempsey of Haverhill and Winslow of Norfolk had been appointed the committee on the part of the House.
On motion of Mr. Ross, the Senate insisted on its amendment and concurred in the appointment of a committee of conference; and Senators Creem, Joyce and Tarr were appointed on the part of the Senate.
The bill was returned to the House endorsed accordingly.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3472) of Todd M. Smola and Stephen M. Brewer for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Stephen Przybycien, 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.

Emergency Preamble Adopted; Engrossed Bill Enacted.

An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Theresa Hillard, an employee of the Department of Public Health (see Senate, No. 1896, 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. Petruccelli) and sent to the House for enactment.
Subsequently, the bill, which originated in the Senate, came from the House with the endorsement that it had been enacted in that branch.
The Senate then passed the bill to be enacted; and it was signed by the Acting President (Mr. Petruccelli) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

The House Bill relative to making appropriations for the fiscal year 2012 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. 3401),— came from the House with the endorsement that the House had NON-concurred in the further Senate amendment (amended by the Senate by striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text contained in Senate document numbered 1920), and had asked for a committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two branches; and that Representatives Dempsey of Haverhill, Kulik of Worthington and deMacedo of Plymouth had been appointed the committee on the part of the House.
On motion of Mr. Ross, the Senate insisted on its amendment and concurred in the appointment of a committee of conference; and Senators Brewer, Baddour and Knapik were appointed on the part of the Senate.
The bill was returned to the House endorsed accordingly.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Ross,--

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 thirteen minutes before twelve o’clock noon, the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at one o’clock P.M.