NOTICE: - While reasonable efforts have been made to assure the accuracy of the data herein, this is NOT the official version of Senate Journal. It is published to provide information in a timely manner, but has not been proofread against the events of the session for this day. All information obtained from this source should be checked against a proofed copy of the Senate Journal.


UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, June 13, 2011.

Met at one minute past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Tolman 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. Tolman), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Petitions.

Petitions were severally presented and referred, as follows:
By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate No. 1936) of Jennifer L. Flanagan and Richard Bastien (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation relative to the eligibility of ward councilors-elect to assume office notwithstanding city charter residency restrictions [Local approval received];
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Election Laws.

By Michael O. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate No. 1937) of Michael O. Moore and Matthew A. Beaton (by vote of the town) for legislation to exempt certain positions on the town of Shrewsbury from civil service law [Local approval received];
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Public Service.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Eldridge, for the committee on Housing, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 582), a Bill relative to a public housing innovation program (Senate, No. 1935);
By Ms. Clark, for the committee on Public Service, on petition, a Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Louceta Hodge, an employee of the Department of Revenue (Senate, No. 1931); and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Louise D’Orsi, an employee of the Department of Transportation (Senate, No. 1933);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

Petitions were severally referred, in concurrence, as follows:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3484) of Michael F. Kane and Michael R. Knpaik (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation relative to certain positions on the police department in the city of Holyoke; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3485) of John W. Scibak and Stanley C. Rosenberg (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to the geographic limits of a certain fore district in the town of South Hadley;
Severally, to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3329) of Kathi-Anne Reinstein (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation relative to special police officers in the city of Revere;
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3486) of Brian S. Dempsey and James J. Lyons, Jr. (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation relative to exempting the position of fire chief in the city of Haverhill from the civil service law;
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3487) of David Paul Linsky and Richard J. Ross (by vote of the town) for legislation that the town of Sherborn be authorized to enter into en employment contract for the position of chief of police of said town; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3488) of Charles A. Murphy (by vote of the town) for legislation exempting certain positions in the town of Burlington from the civil service law; and
Severally, to the committee on Public Service.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3489) of Sarah K. Peake and Daniel A. Wolf (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to rental property tax exemptions in the town of Truro; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3490) of Sean Curran (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation that the city of Springfield be authorized to regulate the collection of outstanding excise taxes and the towing of certain motor vehicles and trailers in said city;
Severally, to the committee on Revenue.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Brewer) “honoring Neil Metcalf on the occasion of his retirement from Palmer public schools”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Brewer) “honoring Helena Naglack on the occasion of her retirement from Palmer High School”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Michael and Claire Geary on the occasion of their fiftieth wedding anniversary”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Kyle Lambert on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Andrew Somerville on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “honoring Mike Thomas on the occasion of his retirement from the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Disabilities.”

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 Senate Bill authorizing an early retirement incentive program in the city of Taunton (Senate, No. 1886),-- was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3496) of Bradford Hill for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Nancy Whittier, an employee of the Trial Court,- was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on the Judiciary.

Emergency Preambles

An engrossed Bill designating a certain bridge in the town of Lakeville in honor of James Warren Buzzell, Jr. (see House, No. 1787, 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. Tolman) and sent to the House for enactment.

An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Daniel Murphy, an employee of the Department of Correction (see House, No. 3250), 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. Tolman) and sent to the House for enactment.

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. Tolman) and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:
Authorizing the town of Montague to grant a license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises (see House, No. 3311, amended);
Establishing a sick leave bank for Robert P. Hanifin, an employee of the Trial Court (see House, No. 3397, amended); and
Authorizing the town of Northborough to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises (see House, No. 3467, amended).

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 twenty-two minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at one o’clock P.M.