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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, July 25, 2011.

Met at one minute past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Tolman 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. Tolman), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Petition.

Mr. Kennedy presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Thomas P. Kennedy, Michael J. Rodrigues, Cynthia Stone Creem, Robert L. Hedlund and other members of the General Court for legislation to further regulate the continuing education requirements for certain real estate appraisers and trainees;
Referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Reports of a Committee.

By Mr. Kennedy, for the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 123), a Bill further regulating business practices between motor vehicle dealers, manufacturers and distributors (Senate, No. 1975);
Read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. Kennedy, for the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure, on petition, a Bill relative to the recorking of wine (Senate, No. 115);
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE

A message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to establishing the Massworks Infrastructure Program (House, No. 3619),-- was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.

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 House Bill relative to updating local governance in the town of Clinton (House, No. 2330),-- 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 authorizing the board of selectmen of the town of Clinton to delegate certain powers to the town administrator”.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
Emergency Preamble Adopted; Engrossed Bill Enacted.

An engrossed Bill providing the terms of certain bonds to finance the municipal road and bridge maintenance needs of the Commonwealth (see House Bill, printed in House, No. 3511), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage and containing an emergency preamble,-- was laid before the Senate; and, a separate vote being taken in accordance with the requirements of Article LXVII of the Amendments to the Constitution, the preamble was adopted, in concurrence, by a vote of 2 to 0.
The bill was signed by the Acting President (Mr. Tolman) and sent to the House for enactment.
Subsequently, the bill, which originated in the House, came from the House with the endorsement that it had been enacted in that branch.
The Senate then passed the bill to be enacted; and it was signed by the Acting President (Mr. Tolman) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

Emergency Preambles Adopted; Engrossed Bills Re- Enacted.

An engrossed Bill relative to the use of direct cash assistance for purchases of alcoholic beverages, lottery tickets or tobacco products (see House, No. 3577, amended), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage and containing an emergency preamble,-- was laid before the Senate; and, a separate vote being taken in accordance with the requirements of Article LXVII of the Amendments to the Constitution, the preamble was adopted, in concurrence, by a vote of 2 to 0.
The bill was signed by the Acting President (Mr. Tolman) and sent to the House for enactment.
Subsequently, the bill, which originated in the House, came from the House with the endorsement that it had been re-enacted in that branch.
The Senate then passed the bill to be re-enacted; and it was signed by the Acting President (Mr. Tolman) and again laid before the Governor for his approbation.

An engrossed Bill establishing a special commission to study the police career incentive pay program (see House, No. 3578, amended), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage and containing an emergency preamble,-- was laid before the Senate; and, a separate vote being taken in accordance with the requirements of Article LXVII of the Amendments to the Constitution, the preamble was adopted, in concurrence, by a vote of 2 to 0.
The bill was signed by the Acting President (Mr. Tolman) and sent to the House for enactment.
Subsequently, the bill, which originated in the House, came from the House with the endorsement that it had been re-enacted in that branch.
The Senate then passed the bill to be re-enacted; and it was signed by the Acting President (Mr. Tolman) and again laid before the Governor for his approbation.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,--

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-seven minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Wednesday next at eleven o’clock A.M.