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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, July 23, 2012.

Met at five minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Petruccelli 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. Petruccelli), members, guests and staff then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Petition.

Petitions were severally presented and referred as follows:
By Mr. Joyce, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2368) of Brian A. Joyce and Walter F. Timilty (by vote of the town) for legislation to exempt certain positions in the town of Milton from the civil service law [Local approval received];
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Public Service.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

By Mr. Montigny, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Mark C. Montigny and Antonio F. D. Cabral (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to authorize the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey certain land in New Bedford to the city of New Bedford. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight [Local approval received];
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Finegold, for the committee on Election Laws, on Senate, Nos. 293, 294, 296, 297, 299, 300, 301, 303, 305, 306, 308, 309, 310, 311, 312, 314, 315, 316, 317, 318, 319, 320, 321, 322, 323, 324 and 1883, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Election Laws to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to election laws issues (Senate, No. 2364) (Representative Lombardo of Billerica dissenting);
Referred, under Joint Rule 29, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

By Mr. Donnelly, for the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight, on petition, a Bill authorizing the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to acquire a parcel of land in the town of Hinsdale (Senate, No. 2343);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to the lease of Northeastern University Henderson Boat House (Senate, No. 2355); and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill for legislation relative to a boat house land lease in the city of Boston (Senate, No. 2356);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Committees Discharged.

Mr. Berry, 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 Revenue to make an investigation and study of a certain current Senate document relative to revenue issues (Senate, No. 2358),-- and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.
Under Senate Rule 36, the report was considered forthwith and accepted.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE

Report of the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4221) of Robert M. Koczera 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 ,-- and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Housing,-- was considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Hedlund) “congratulating Brendan Butler on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Hedlund) “congratulating Noah Lee Wheeler on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. McGee) “congratulating Captain Mark Bennett Mills on his retirement from the Marblehead Police Department.”

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill relative to the conveyance of land in the town of Sutton (Senate, No. 2172, changed),-- ought to pass, with an amendment substituting a new draft entitled “An Act relative to the conveyance of easements in the town of Sutton” (Senate, No. 2369).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means.
The bill (Senate, No. 2369) was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

By Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill relative to water conservation (Senate, No. 327),-- ought to pass, with an amendment substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2370).
Referred, under Senate Rule 26, to the committee on Ethics and Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Berry, for the said committee on Ethics and Rules, report that the bill be placed in the Orders of the Day for immediate consideration on Tuesday, July 24, 2012.
Placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session, with the amendment pending.

By Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill to protect public water supply lands (Senate, No. 328),-- ought to pass, with an amendment substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2371).
Referred, under Senate Rule 26, to the committee on Ethics and Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Berry, for the said committee on Ethics and Rules, report that the bill be placed in the Orders of the Day for immediate consideration on Tuesday, July 24, 2012.
Placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session, with the amendment pending.

By Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill establishing the 104th Fighter Wing fire department (Senate, No. 2208),-- ought to pass, with an amendment striking out sections 13 and 16.
Referred, under Senate Rule 26, to the committee on Ethics and Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Berry, for the said committee on Ethics and Rules, report that the bill be placed in the Orders of the Day for immediate consideration on Tuesday, July 24, 2012.
Placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session, with the amendment pending.

Mr. Berry, for the committee on Ethics and Rules, reported that the following matters be placed in the Orders of the Day for immediate consideration for the next session of Tuesday, July 24, 2012:
The Senate Bill establishing uniform wage compliance and record keeping (Senate, No. 924); and
The House Bill relative to affiliate transfers (House, No. 3791).

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

The following engrossed bills (both of which originated in the House), 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. Petruccelli) and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:
Designating a state road in the city of Waltham as Landry Way (see House, No. 920); and
Exempting the positions of plumbing inspector and gas fitting inspector in the city of Newburyport from the civil service law and Section 11 of Chapter 142 of the General Laws (see House, No. 3848).

Report of a Committee.

Mr. Berry, for the committee on Ethics and Rules, reported that the following matter be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session:
The House Bill relative to certain controlled substances (House, No. 4160) (the committee on Ethics and Rules recommending that the bill be amended by striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 2372).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Keenan, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ethics and Rules.
The bill 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.

Oder Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,--

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again tomorrow at one o’clock P.M., in a full formal session with a calendar.

On motion of the same Senator, at twenty minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again tomorrow at one o’clock P.M.