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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, July 9, 2012.

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

Report.

A report of the Dukes County Registry of Deeds (under the provisions of Section 4 of Chapter 4 of the Acts of 2003) submitting its plan for expenditure from the County Registers Technological Fund (copies will be forwarded as required to the Senate Committees on Ways and Means and Post Audit and Oversight) (received July 9, 2012),-- was placed on file.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Richard T. Moore, for the committee on Health Care Financing, that the Senate Bill establishing an advisory committee on residential care facilities (Senate, No. 273),-- ought to pass [Estimated cost - $0];
Read and, under Joint Rule 29, referred to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

By Mr. Richard T. Moore, for the committee on Health Care Financing, that the Senate Bill to improve access to child and adolescent mental health services (Senate, No. 988),-- ought to pass [Estimated cost – more than $100,000];
Read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. Richard T. Moore, for the committee on Health Care Financing, that the Senate Bill to protect public health (Senate, No. 289),-- ought to pass [Estimated cost - $0];
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

By Mr. Richard T. Moore, for the committee on Health Care Financing, on petition, a Bill relative to establishing a pilot program for telemedicine capacity (Senate, No. 520) (Estimated cost – more than $100,000];

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to telemedicine (Senate, No. 521) (Estimated cost – more than $100,000); and

By Mr. Brownsberger, for the committee on Public Service, on petition, a Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Laurie Bourassa, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services (Senate, No. 2332);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. Donnelly, for the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight, on petition. A Bill designating the red-bellied cooter as the official turtle of the Commonwealth (Senate, No. 2274);
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

Petitions were severally referred, in concurrence, as follows, to wit:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4231) of Edward F. Coppinger and Michael Rush (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation relative to a liquor license for the Irish Social Club, Inc, in the city of Boston;
To the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4209) of Kimberly N. Ferguson, Anne M. Gobi and Stephen M. Brewer (by vote of the town) for legislation establishing a charter for the town of Hubbardston; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4221) of Robert M. Koczera (by vote of the town) for legislation providing for the establishment and administration of rent regulations and the control of evictions in manufactured housing communities in the town of Acushnet;
Severally, to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Berry) “congratulating Sophia O’Brien on her retirement as Chief Probation Officer of the Middlesex Probate and Family Court.”

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 relative to the charter of the city of Northampton (Senate, No. 2106),-- was read a third time.
Pending the question on passing the bill to be engrossed, Mr. Rosenberg presented an amendment striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the following text:-
“SECTION 1. Chapter 250 of the acts of 1883 is hereby amended by striking out section 27 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 27. There shall be established in the city of Northampton a board of health consisting of 5 members, each of whom shall serve a term of 3 years and be appointed by the mayor, subject to the approval of the city council. The members of the board of health shall be legal voters in the city and at least 1 of whom shall be a physician. The members of the board shall serve without compensation.
SECTION 2. Nothing in this act shall affect the 3 incumbent members of the board of health on the effective date of this act and those members may serve out the remainder of their terms. Upon the conclusion of those terms, 2 members shall be appointed for terms of 2 years and 1 member for a term of 1 year. The 2 additional members of the board of health shall be appointed, in the manner provided in section 1, at the first council meeting after the effective date of this act and be appointed to serve for terms of 3 years.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.”; and by striking out the title and inserting in place thereof the following title:- “An Act increasing the membership on the board of health in the city of Northampton”.
The amendment was adopted.
The bill (Senate, No. 2106, amended) was then passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill establishing a sick bank leave for Chereel Stafilopatis, an employee of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (House, No. 4166, amended),-- ought to pass.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Knapik, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Chereel Stafilopatis, an employee of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services”.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.
Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill further regulating business practices between motor vehicle dealers, manufacturers and distributors (see Senate, No. 2162) (which originated in the Senate), 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. DiDomenico) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

Recess.

There being no objection at five minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Chair (Mr. DiDomenico) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at twenty-two minutes past two o’clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, Mr. DiDomenico in the Chair.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Knapik,--

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Wednesday 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 twenty-three minutes past two o’clock P.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Wednesday next at eleven o’clock A.M.