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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012.

Met at two 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.

Mr. Hart presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of John A. Hart, Jr. for legislation to allow veterans to leave to attend VA medical appointments.
Referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Bills
Authorizing the town of Danvers to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 4168,-- on petition) [Local approval received];
Amending the administrative organization of financial officers in the city of Malden (House, No. 4312,-- on petition) [Local approval received]; and
Relative to the position of appointed treasurer-collector in the town of Avon (House, No. 4389,-- on petition) [Local approval received];
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Emmy Diaz, an employee of the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (Senate, No. 2188),-- ought to pass, with an amendment substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2431).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Knapik, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means.
The bill (Senate, No. 2431) was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill designating a certain bridge on Route 6 in in the city of New Bedford as the Roland J. Hebert Bridge (House, No. 3970, changed,-- on petition),-- was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Knapik and the bill 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 designating a certain bridge on Route 6 in the city of New Bedford as the Roland J. Hebert Bridge”.

A Bill validating the actions taken at a certain election held in the town of Lincoln (printed in House, No. 4135,-- being a message from his Excellency the Governor),-- was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Knapik, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4422) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Kathleen Anno, an employee of the Department of Public Health,-- was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Service.

Emergency Preamble Adopted.

An engrossed Bill designating Male Breast Cancer Awareness Week (see House, No. 4019, 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. Petruccelli) and sent to the House for enactment.

Engrossed Bills.

The following engrossed bills (the first two 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. Petruccelli) and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:

Authorizing the city of Easthampton to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (see Senate, No. 2294);
Further regulating the position of chief of police in the town of Millbury (see Senate, No. 2316);
Designating Male Breast Cancer Awareness Week (see House, No. 4019, amended);
Revising the charter for the city of Northampton (see House, No. 4102, amended); and
Authorizing the city of Boston to grant a club license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises to the Irish Social Club Inc. of Boston (see House, No. 4294).

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Knapik,--

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.

On motion of the same Senator, at twenty-four minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at eleven o’clock A.M.