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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011.
Met at two minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Donnelly 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. Donnelly), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
There being no objection, the Chair (Mr. Donnelly) handed the gavel to Mr. Ross for the purpose of an introduction. Mr. Ross then introduced, in the rear of the Chamber, the King Philip Warriors Softball Team. They were being recognized for winning the Division I State Championship and having a 26-0 perfect season. They were accompanied by coaches, Jim Leonard, Jennifer Jones, Amy Kirby and Representative Daniel Winslow. The Senate applauded their accomplishments and they withdrew from the Chamber.
Petitions were severally presented and referred, as follows:
By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Jennifer L. Flanagan and Dennis A. Rosa for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Michael Monterio, an employee of the Department of Corrections; and
By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Robert L. Hedlund and Garrett J. Bradley for legislation to expand the Attorney General’s power of intervention.
Severally referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE
Petitions were severally referred, in concurrence, as follows, to wit:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3529) of Paul J. Donato, Patricia D. Jehlen and Carl M. Sciortino (with the approval of the mayor and city council) that the city of Medford be authorized to transfer certain funds from the water enterprise account of said city; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3530) of Paul J. Donato, Patricia D. Jehlen and Carl M. Sciortino (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation that the city of Medford be authorized to increase fees for special details performed by public employees in said city;
Severally, to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.
Reports of Committees.
By Mr. Berry, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Daniel A. Wolf and Sarah K. Peake for legislation relative to shellfish reporting.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Ross, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
By Mr. Berry, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of William B. Saint for legislation relative to handicapped parking.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Ross, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.
PAPER FROM THE HOUSE
An engrossed Bill designating certain bridges in the towns of Natick and Millville (see House, No. 3389, 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. Donnelly) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.
There being no objection, at five minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Chair (Mr. Donnelly) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at a quarter before twelve o’clock noon, the Senate reassembled, Mr. Donnelly in the Chair.
Report of a Committee.
By Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill relative to the commercial exploitation of people (House, No. 3483) [also based on Senate, No. 1921],-- ought to pass, with an amendment striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 1950.
Mr. Brewer presented the following order:
Ordered, That notwithstanding Senate Rule 7 or any other rule to the contrary, the House Bill relative to the commercial exploitation of people (House, No. 3483) (also based on Senate, No. 1921) with the recommended Senate Ways and Means new text (Senate, No. 1950), shall be placed in the Orders of the Day for a second reading on Thursday June 30, 2011.
All amendments shall be filed electronically in the office of the Clerk of the Senate by 5:00 P.M., on Wednesday, June 29, 2011. All such amendments shall be second-reading amendments to the Ways and Means new text (Senate, No. 1950) but further amendments in the third degree to such amendments shall be in order. The Clerk shall further specify the procedure and format for filing all amendments, consistent with this order.
After the bill as amended is ordered to a third reading, it shall immediately be read a third time and the question shall then immediately be on passing it to be engrossed, and no amendments shall be in order at the third reading of the bill unless recommended by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading
Under the rules, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Berry, for the said committee, reported, recommending that the order ought to be adopted.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Ross, and the order was adopted.
The bill (House, No. 3483), was then placed in the Orders of the Day for Thursday, June 30, 2011, for a second reading, with the Ways and Means new text (Senate, No. 1950) pending.
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 twelve minutes before twelve o’clock noon, the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at one o’clock P.M.