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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.
Monday, July 18, 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.
A communication from the Honorable James B. Eldridge in compliance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 268A (received in the Office of the Clerk of the Senate on Friday, July 14, 2011, at thirteen minutes before eleven o’clock A.M.).,-- was placed on file.
Reports of Committees.
By Ms. Creem, for the committee on the Judiciary, on petition, a Bill relative to the parole board (Senate, No. 728);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill providing access to forensic and scientific analysis (Senate, No.753);
By Mr. Timilty, for the committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security, on petition, a Bill relative to the regionalization of public safety services (Senate, No. 1196); and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to the oversight of inspections (Senate, No. 1252);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.
By Mr. Timilty, for the committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security, on Senate, No. 1188 and House, No. 3169, a Bill to include call/volunteer firefighters on the Massachusetts Fire Training Council (Senate, No. 1188);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to meetings of the Board of Building Regulations and Standards (Senate, No. 1241); and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to the meeting of the Board of Elevator Regulations (Senate, No. 1242);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE
A report from the Commission to review statutes relative to implementation of the school bullying law (under the provisions of Section 18 of Chapter 92 of the Acts of 2010) submitting proposed recommendations to improve bullying prevention efforts in the Commonwealth (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3584),-- was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Education.
A Bill relative to updating local governance in the town of Clinton (House, No. 2330,-- on petition) [Local approval received],-- was read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-
Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Brewer and Rosenberg) “recognizing Leonard Parent for his dedication to the veterans of Central Franklin County and to the town of Erving”; and
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Flanagan) “honoring the Leominster Pop Warner League on its fiftieth anniversary.”
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 exempting Joseph Walklett from the maximum age requirement for appointment as a firefighter in the city of Malden (Senate, No. 1924),-- was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.
The House Bill authorizing the conveyance of a certain parcel of land by the county of Nantucket (House, No. 568, amended) (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, in concurrence, Mr. Wolf presented an amendment striking out section 4; and inserting before the enacting clause the following emergency preamble:
“Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is forthwith to authorize the conveyance of a certain parcel of land by the county of Nantucket, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.”
The amendment was adopted.
The bill, as amended, was then passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with the amendment.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.
The House Bill relative to the Nantucket Planning and Economic Development Commission (House, No. 570),-- was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE
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 (Mr. Donnelly) and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:
Establishing a sick leave bank for James Dupont, an employee of the Department of Revenue (see Senate, No. 1910, amended); and
Relative to a sewer betterment abatement in the town of Shirley (see House, No. 3319).
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.
Moment of Silence.
At the request of the Chair (Mr. Donnelly), the members, guests and employees stood in a moment of silence and reflection to the memory of Roland Dupont of Bourne.
Adjournment in Memory of Roland Dupont
The Senator from Plymouth and Barnstable, Ms. Murray, requested that when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn in memory of Bourne resident Roland Dupont, who passed away on Monday, July 4, 2011.
A longtime member of the Barnstable County Assembly of Delegates, Mr. Dupont also served on the Bourne Democratic Town Committee and as a member of the town’s Board of Selectmen from 1993-1999. Mr. Dupont left his legacy in Bourne, remembered for being the driving force behind seeing the Bourne Middle School and the Integrated Solid Waste Management Facility projects begin and come to completion.
Mr. Dupont was most passionate about one of his last projects as a Selectman, the Three Mile Look in Buzzards Bay, and when he wasn’t with his family and friends could often be found there tending to the flowers.
Mr. Dupont is survived by his wife, Charlotte Stiefel, his mother, Eleanor, and four siblings.
Our hearts and prayers are with the family of Roland Dupont.
Accordingly, as a mark of respect to the memory of Roland Dupont, at a quarter past eleven o’clock A.M., on motion of Mr. Knapik, the Senate adjourned to meet again on Wednesday next at eleven o’clock A.M.