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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, July 2, 2012.

Met according to adjournment at eleven o’clock A.M. (Ms. Clark 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 (Ms. Clark), members, guests and staff then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Petition.

Mr. Downing presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Benjamin B. Downing and Paul W. Mark for legislation to authorize the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to acquire a parcel of land in the town of Hinsdale;
Referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. McGee, for the committee on Transportation, on petition, a Bill relative to education requirements for class 2 motor vehicle licensees (Senate, No. 1804);
Read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. McGee, for the committee on Transportation, on petition, a Bill designating a portion of the route 128 extension in the city of Gloucester as the Purple Heart Highway (Senate, No. 2286) [Local approval received];
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill designating a portion of Route 8 in the town of Hinsdale as the Pvt. Henry T. Johns Memorial Highway (Senate, No. 2292);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill amending the state highway route 116 scenic byway (Senate, No. 2293); and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill designating a certain bridge in the town of Billerica as the Helen Knight bridge (Senate, No. 2305);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

By Mr. McGee, for the committee on Transportation, on petition, a Bill to authorize the town of Becket to establish a speed regulation on Fred Snow Road and Johnson Road (Senate, No. 2291) [Local approval received];
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Committees Discharged

Ms. Spilka, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration

Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Municipalities and Regional Government to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to municipalities and local government issues (Senate, No. 2330); and

Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight to make an investigation and study of a certain current Senate document relative to state administration and regulatory oversight (Senate, No. 2331);
And recommending that the same severally be referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.
Severally, under Senate Rule 36, the reports were considered forthwith and accepted.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

Petitions were severally referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4213) of Richard Bastein and Jennifer L. Flanagan (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation relative to exemption certain positions in the city of Gardner from the provisions of the civil service laws; and

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4214) of Richard Bastein and Jennifer L. Flanagan (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation relative to exemption certain positions in the city of Gardner from the provisions of the civil service laws
Severally, to the committee on Public Service.

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 the exchange of certain parcels of land in the town of Marshfield (Senate, No. 2137) (its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading),-- was read a third time.
Pending the question on passing the bill to be engrossed, Mr. Hedlund presented an amendment adding the following paragraph:-
“As a condition of the disposition of the above 2-acre parcel which was acquired with the assistance of a self help grant from the commonwealth, the town shall acquire for conservation, groundwater protection and water supply purposes a certain parcel of land shown on Marshfield assessors map as Lot F14-02-03 containing 5.05 acres, more or less, located off the unconstructed portion of Eames way.”
The amendment was adopted.
The bill (Senate, No. 2137, amended) was then passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4229) of Robert M. Koczera for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Diane Johnson, an employee of the Department of Revenue,-- was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Service.

Emergency Preambles Adopted.

An engrossed Bill authorizing certain licensees of the Division of Banks to participate in a multi-state licensing system (see House, No. 3911, 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 (Ms. Clark) and sent to the House for enactment.

An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Michael W. Regan, an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (see House, No. 4005), 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 (Ms. Clark) 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 (Ms. Clark) and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:
Desingating the birthplaces of Michael Bartlett and Dr. Elliot P. Joslin in the town of Oxford (see Senate, No. 2232);
Authorizing certain licensees of the Division of Banks to participate in a multi-state licensing system (see House, No. 3911, amended); and
Establishing a sick leave bank for Michael W. Regan, an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (see House, No. 4005).

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Ross,--

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Thursday next 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 a half past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at eleven o’clock A.M.