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Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Thursday, July 5, 2012.

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

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


Mr. Timility presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of James E. Timilty for legislation relative to roadway safety for law enforcement personnel;
Referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.


A Bill authorizing the town of Hull to extend the lease of a certain building in the town (House, No. 3650,-- on petition) [Local approval received],-- was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on the motion of Mr. Tarr, and the bill was read a second time.

Pending the question on ordering the bill to a third reading, Mr. Hedlund presented an amendment striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the following 2 sections:-
“SECTION 1. The town of Hull, acting by and through its board of selectmen, may, subject to paragraphs (a), (b) and (g) of section 16 of chapter 30B of the General Laws, extend the lease of the property located at 435 Nantasket avenue, known as the ‘Scout Building’, and shown as plot 24 on assessors map 28 to the current lessees or their successors and assigns for not more than 25 years and on such terms and conditions as the board of selectmen considers to be in the best interests of the town for the benefit of the community.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.”.
The amendment was adopted.
The bill, as amended, was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with the amendment.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.

The Senate Bill relative to competitively priced electricity in the Commonwealth (Senate, No. 2214, amended),— came from the House passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with an amendment striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of House document numbered 4225.
Mr. Tarr moved that the Senate NON-concur in the House amendment and asked for a committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two branches; and Senators Downing, Brewer and Hedlund were appointed to the committee on the part of the Senate.
The bill was returned to the House endorsed accordingly.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,--

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

On motion of the same Senator, at five minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M.