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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011.

Met at one minute past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Timilty in the Chair).

The Chair (Mr. Timilty), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Petition.

Mr. Pacheco presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Marc R. Pacheco and Patricia A. Haddad for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Tamika N. Correia, an employee of the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development;
Referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. DiDomenico, for the committee on Community Development and Small Business, on petition, a Bill to provide a tax exemption for certain small businesses (Senate, No. 79) (Representative Ehrlich of Marblehead dissenting); and
By Ms. Clark, for the committee on Public Service, on petition, a Bill relative to the annual allowance for widows and widowers of certain public employees (Senate, No. 1287);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

By Ms. Clark, for the committee on Public Service, on petition, a Bill relative to the residency requirements of assistant treasurers and collectors (Senate, No. 1325);
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE

Report of the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2005) of Peter V. Kocot for legislation to require the use of helmets for horseback riders and drivers of horse-drawn wagons,-- and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Public safety and Homeland Security,-- was considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence.

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 Jennifer L. Flanagan and Dennis A. Rosa for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Michael Monterio, an employee of the Department of Correction.
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 Public Service.
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 Richard T. Moore and Ryan Fattman for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Caron Parker.
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 Public Service.
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 Marc R. Pacheco and David B. Sullivan for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Steven Thomas, an employee of the Department of Correction.
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 Public Service.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3566) of Patricia A. Haddad and others for legislation to include licensed rehabilitation counselors in the definition of licensed mental health professionals,-- was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Financial Services.

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 four minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at eleven o’clock A.M.