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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.
Monday, August 13, 2012.
Met at five 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 staff then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
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 Transportation to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to transportation matters (Senate, No. 2414),-- 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
A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4389) of William C. Galvin, Brian A. Joyce and Michael McHue (by vote of the town) for legislation to create the position of treasurer-collector in the town of Avon,-- was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Municipal and Regional Government.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Flanagan) “congratulating Daniel F. Bourgeois on his retirement as Chief of the Lunenburg Police Department”; and
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Flanagan) “congratulating Scott F. Glenny on his retirement as Chief of the Lunenburg Fire Department.”
Matters Taken Out of the Orders of the Day.
There being no objection, the following matters were taken out of the Orders of the Day and considered, as follows:
The Senate Bill further regulating the position of chief of police in the town of Millbury (Senate, No. 2316) (its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading),-- was read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.
The House bills
Relative to adding the town of Harvard to the Devens Economic Target Area (House, No. 3717); and
Restricting the ability of the water supply district of Acton to acquire ground water sources in the town of Boxborough (House, No. 3820) (its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading);
Were severally read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.
On motion of Mr. Rodrigues,--
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Thursday next at eleven o’clock A.M., and that the Clerk be directed to dispense with the printing of a calendar.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE
Emergency Preamble Adopted.
An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Louise Moson, an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (see House, No. 4280), 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. Donnelly) and sent to the House for enactment.
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 the afterschool and out-of-school time coordinating council (see Senate, No. 2111, amended); and
Relative to premature infant hospital discharge and quality improvement (see House, No. 3826, amended).
On motion of Mr. Tarr, at sixteen minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at eleven o’clock A.M.