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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, June 27, 2011.

Met at three minutes 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.

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Joyce, for the committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets, that the Senate Bill relative to economic development in the in the North Point area of the city of Cambridge (Senate, No. 1902),-- ought to pass, with an amendment substituting a new draft entitled “An Act authorizing the development of certain state-owned land in the city of Cambridge” (Senate, No. 1945);
Referred, under Senate Rule 27, to the committee on Ways and Means.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

A message from His Excellency the Governor (under the provisions of Section 8 of Article LXXXIX of the Amendments to the Constitution) recommending legislation relative to validating the Sherborn annual town election (House, No. 3526),-- was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Election Laws.

Petitions were severally referred, in concurrence, as follows:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3520) of William M. Strauss (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Fairhaven to issue an additional liquor license for the sale of wine and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3521) of William M. Strauss (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Fairhaven to issue an additional liquor license for the sale of wine and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises;
Severally, to the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3522) of Michael A. Costello and Steven A. Baddour (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to affordable housing in the town of Salisbury; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3523) of Jeffrey Sanchez (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation relative to the procurement and award of contracts for the construction, reconstruction, installation, demolition, maintenance or repair of buildings by public agencies in the city of Boston;
Severally, to the committee on Housing.
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3524) of William Smitty Pignatelli and Benjamin B. Downing (by vote of the town) for legislation to exempt the position of chief of the police department of the town of Tyringham from provisions of the civil service law;
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3525) of William Smitty Pignatelli and Benjamin B. Downing (by vote of the town) for legislation to exempt a certain employee of the police department of the town of Tyringham from the provisions of the civil service law;
Severally, to the committee on Public Service.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:
Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Baddour and Tarr) “honoring Town Manager Mark Rees for his 24 years of dedicated service to the town of North Andover”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Baddour) “congratulating Abel Rey Cano, III on being selected to speak at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Hedlund) “congratulating Roderick Fuqua on the occasion of his retirement”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Richard T. Moore) “recognizing the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation on its observance of Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month.”

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 authorizing the town of Edgartown to use a certain parcel of conservation land for grass field airport purposes (House, No. 2888),-- was read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE
Emergency Preambles Adopted.

An engrossed Bill designating certain bridges in the towns of Natick and Millville (see House, No. 3389, 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 Matthew Robitaille, an employee of the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office (see House, No. 3495, 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.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill authorizing the town of Sturbridge to convey a certain parcel of land (see House, No. 574, 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 enacted and signed by the Acting President (Mr. Tolman) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

Recess.

There being no objection, at sixteen minutes before twelve o’clock noon, the Chair (Mr. Tolman) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at eight minutes before one o’clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, Mr. Tolman in the Chair.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

A Bill making certain appropriations for fiscal year 2012 before final action on the General Appropriation bill (printed in House, No. 3528,-- being a message from his Excellency the Governor),-- was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Emergency Preamble Adopted.

An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Louise D’Orsi, an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (see Senate, No. 1933, 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.

Engrossed Bills.

The following engrossed bills (the first of which originated in the Senate), 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:

Establishing a sick leave bank for Louise D’Orsi, an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (see Senate, No. 1933, amended);
Establishing a sick leave bank for Matthew Robitaille, an employee of the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office (see House, No. 3495, amended); and
Making certain appropriations for fiscal year 2012 before final action on the general appropriations bill (see House Bill, printed in House, No. 3528).

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Knapik,--

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again tomorrow at eleven o’clock A.M., and that the Clerk be directed to dispense with the printing of a calendar.

On motion of the same Senator, at eighteen minutes before two o’clock P.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again tomorrow at eleven o’clock A.M.