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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011.

Met at three minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Richard T. Moore in the Chair).

The Chair (Mr. Richard T. Moore), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Petition.

A petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1928) of Therese Murray and Randy Hunt (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to the Sandwich Economic Initiative Corporation [having been returned by the Secretary of the Commonwealth under Section 5 of Chapter 3 of the General Laws, with memorandum relative thereto] [Local approval received],— was referred to the committee on Community Development and Small Business.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Reports of Committees.

By Ms. Creem, for the committee on the Judiciary, on petition, a Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Donna Jean Kelly, an employee of the Trial Court (Senate, No. 1969);
By Ms. Clark, for the committee on Public Service, on petition, a Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Jacqueline Enno (Senate, No. 1972);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Caron Parker (Senate, No. 1974);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Steven Thomas, an employee of the Department of Correction (Senate, No. 1976);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Tamika N. Correia, an employee of the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (Senate, No. 1977); and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill establishing a sick leave bank for JoAnne Pierce, an employee of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (Senate, No. 1993);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

Petitions were severally referred, in concurrence, as follows, to wit:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3647) of Sean Garballey, William N. Brownsberger and Jay R. Kaufman (by vote of the town) that the town of Arlington be authorized to place a ballot question before the voters relative to granting licenses for the sale of beer and wine to be drunk on the premises in theatres; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3648) of Sean Garballey, William N. Brownsberger and Jay R. Kaufman (by vote of the town) that the town of Arlington be authorized to place a ballot question before the voters relative to granting two additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises;
Severally to the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3649) of F. Jay Barrows and James E. Timilty (by vote of the town) that the town manager of the town of Foxborough be authorized to manage and direct the daily reporting and supervision of the department of health in said town;
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3650) of Garrett J. Bradley and Robert L. Hedlund (by vote of the town) that the town of Hull be authorized to extend the lease of the Scout Building in said town;
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3651) of Sean Garballey, William N. Brownsberger and Jay R. Kaufman (by vote of the town) relative to the human resources department of the town of Arlington;
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3652) of Sean Garballey, William N. Brownsberger and Jay R. Kaufman (by vote of the town) relative to the submission of budget recommendations to the board of selectmen in the town of Arlington; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3653) of John W. Scibak and Stanley C. Rosenberg (by vote of the town) that the town of South Hadley be authorized to pay a certain unpaid bill to Meadowbrook Golf;
Severally, to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3654) of Sean Garballey, William N. Brownsberger and Jay R. Kaufman (by vote of the town) that certain future employees of the town of Arlington be exempt from the provisions of civil service law;
To the committee on Public Service.

Bills
Establishing a sick leave bank for Kevin R. Byrne, Sr., an employee of the Trial Court (House, No. 3586,-- on petition); and
Establishing a sick leave bank for Arcella Williams-Sullivan, an employee of the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (House, No. 3588, amended,-- on petition);
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Bills
Relative to water commissioners in the town of Freetown (House, No. 1164,-- on petition) [Local approval received];
Establishing a business and economic development special revenue fund in the city of Marlborough (House, No. 1452,-- on petition) [Local approval received];
Exempting employees of the school department in the town of Acushnet and town of Acushnet clerical and janitorial employees from the civil service law (House, No. 1618,-- on petition) [Local approval received]; and
Establishing a barrier beach protection stabilization fund in the town of Dennis (House, No. 3258,-- on petition) [Local approval received];
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,--

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again tomorrow 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. Richard T. Moore), the members, guests and employees stood in a moment of silence and reflection to the memory of Army Specialist Christopher R. Crosby of Wilmington.

Adjournment in Memory of Army Specialist Christopher R. Crosby

The Senator from Essex and Middlesex, Mr. Tarr, moved that when the Senate adjourns today it adjourn in memory of Army Specialist Christopher R. Crosby of Wilmington.

Army Specialist Christopher R. Crosby, passed away on July 18, 2011 while serving in the Army at Fort Richardson Army Base in Anchorage, Alaska.
Specialist Crosby was born in Winchester on May 10, 1988 and graduated from Wilmington High School in 2006. On the soccer field for the Wilmington Wildcats his soccer coach remembered him proudly, as a “hard-working,” “tough kid,” but one that “always had a smile on his face and got along with everybody.” Specialist Crosby was also a member of the Spring and Winter track teams for all four years in high school. After high school, he furthered his education by attending Worcester State College for two years.

In June of 2008, Specialist Crosby, finding his purpose and calling, enlisted in the United States Army. An avid athlete, he excelled in Special Forces training, receiving airborne training at Fort Benning, Georgia, prior to his arrival at Fort Richardson.

Specialist Crosby’s parents, Robert L. and Donna M. Ricci Crosby, as well as his sisters, Kelly and Kristin, all of Wilmington, will never forget the unconditional love that he showed them, and the Town of Wilmington and the Commonwealth will never forget his dedication and service to this Country
Accordingly, as a mark of respect to the memory of Army Specialist Christopher R. Crosby, at five minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., on motion of Mr. Tarr, the Senate recessed to meet again tomorrow at eleven o’clock A.M.