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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012.

Met at three minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Rosenberg in the Chair) (having been appointed by the President, under authority conferred by Senate Rule 4, to perform the duties of the Chair).

The Turner Falls High School State Champion Girls Softball Team then led the Chair (Mr. Rosenberg), members, guests and staff in the recitation of the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Distinguished Guests.

There being no objection, the Chair (Mr. Rosenberg) introduced, in the rear of the Chamber, the Turners Falls High School Girls Softball Team. The team was recognized for winning their second state championship title in a row. The Senate applauded their accomplishments and they withdrew from the Chamber. The team was accompanied by coaches Gary Mullins, Ed Marral, Jim Loynd, Mark Ozdarski and Jackie Mickiewicz.

Report.

A report of the Dukes County Registry of Deeds (under the provisions of Section 4 of Chapter 4 of the Acts of 2003) submitting its plan for expenditure from the County Registers Technological Fund (copies will be forwarded as required to the Senate Committees on Ways and Means and Post Audit and Oversight) (received June 20, 2012),-- was placed on file.

Petition.

Mr. Michael O. Moore presented a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2316) of Michael O. Moore and Paul K. Frost (by vote of the town) for legislation to exempt the position of chief of police to the town of Millbury from the civil service law [Local approval received];
Under Senate Rule 20, referred to the committee on Public Service.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Pacheco, for the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, on Senate, No. 371, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture to make an investigation and study of a certain current Senate document relative to the Commonwealth’s waterfront (Senate, No. 2311); and

By Mr. Downing, for the committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy on Senate, Nos.1650, 1673, 1681 and 1693, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to telecommunications, utilities and energy (Senate, No. 2312) (Senators Downing of Pittsfield, Pacheco of Taunton and Eldridge of Acton and Representatives Hogan of Stow, Rogers of Norwood, Timilty of Milton and Chan of Quincy dissenting) ;
Severally referred, under Joint Rule 29, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

By Mr. Pacheco, for the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, on petition, a Bill providing funding for clean energy and energy efficiency measures for public schools (Senate, No. 1686);
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets.

By Mr. Pacheco, for the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, on Senate, No. 353 and House, Nos. 1159 and 1990, relative to plastic bag reduction (Senate, No. 2314);
Read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE

A message from His Excellency the Governor (under Section 8 of Article LXXXIX of the Amendments to the Constitution) recommending legislation relative to validating the actions taken at a certain election held in the town of Lincoln (House, No. 4135),-- was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Election Laws.

Matters Taken Out of the Orders of the Day

There being no objection the following matters were taken out of the Orders of the Day and considered, as follows:

The House Bill authorizing the town of Tyringham to continue the employment of the chief of police, Peter Curtin (House, No. 3524, changed),-- was read a third time.
Pending the question on passing the bill to be engrossed, in concurrence, Mr. Downing presented an amendment in section 1, in line 3, by striking out the figure “2012” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “2013”.
The amendment was adopted.
The bill, as amended, was then passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with the amendment.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.

The House Bill authorizing the town of Tyringham to continue the employment of Rainsford Morehouse, a member of the police department (House, No. 3525, changed),-- was read a third time.
Pending the question on passing the bill to be engrossed, in concurrence, Mr. Downing presented an amendment in section 1, in line 3, by striking out the date “December 31, 2012” and inserting in place thereof the following date:- “August 6, 2015”.
The amendment was adopted.
The bill, as amended, was then passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with the amendment.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.

There being no objection, at eight minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Chair (Mr. Rosenberg) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at twenty-four minutes before five o’clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, Mr. Rosenberg in the Chair.

Report of a Committee.

By Ms. Chang-Diaz, for the committee on Education, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2197), a Bill providing for the implementation of education evaluation systems in school districts (Senate, No. 2315).
The bill was read. There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Chang-Diaz, and the bill was read a second time.
Pending the question on ordering the bill to a third reading, on further motion of Ms. Chang-Diaz, the further consideration thereof was postponed until the next session.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE
Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill relative to the sale of alcoholic beverages in the town of Wenham (see Senate, No. 2273, amended) (which originated in the Senate), 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. Rosenberg) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,--

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 Mr. Tarr, at sixteen minutes before five o’clock P.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again tomorrow at one o’clock P.M.