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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011.

Met according to adjournment at 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.

Communication.

Communications were severally read and placed on file:

Communication from the Martin J. Benison, Comptroller, submitting transfer schedules pursuant to Section 2E of Chapter 68 of the Acts of 2011 for the Medical Assistance Trust Fund in the Executive Office for Health and Human Services (received in the Office of the Clerk of the Senate on Friday, September 2, 2011); and

Communication from the Honorable Roderick L. Ireland, Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court, announcing the appointment of Dr. Ronald B. Corbett, Jr., Acting Commissioner of Probation to the Special Commission established (pursuant to Section 189 of Chapter 68 of the Acts of 2011) to make an investigation and study of the Commonwealth’s criminal justice system.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3699) of Theodore C. Speliotis (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Danvers to grant an additional license for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises,-- was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.

A Bill providing a simplified procedure for municipal acceptance of subdivision roads in the town of Franklin (House, No. 1459,-- on petition) [Local approval received],-- was read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-

Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Hart and Tolman) “congratulating the Pipefitters of Boston, Local 537, on the occasion of its centennial anniversary.”

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 Senate Bill relative to the town charter for the town of Ashburnham (Senate, No. 1906),-- was read a third time.
Pending the question on passing the bill to be engrossed, Mr. Brewer presented an amendment substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2005).
The amendment was adopted.
The bill (Senate, No. 2005) was then passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Report of Committees.

By Mr. Berry, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Frederick E. Berry, John F. Keenan, Anthony W. Petruccelli, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to require employees at residential facilities licensed by the Department of Mental Health to be equipped with panic buttons.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the report was considered forthwith; Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

A joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3704) of Sheila Harrington and James B. Eldridge for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Elaine Strout-Clement, an employee of the Trial Court,-- was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on the Judiciary.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Grisel Caraballo, an employee of the Department of Revenue (see House, No. 3662, amended) (which originated in the House), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, was passed to be enacted and signed by the Acting President (Mr. Tolman) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

Recess.

There being no objection, at five minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Chair (Mr. Tolman) declared a recess, subject to the call of the Chair; and, at twenty-four minutes past two o’clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, Mr. Tolman in the Chair.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE
Emergency Preambles Adopted.

An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Bethany M. Tsioropoulos, an employee of the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (see Senate, No. 2002), 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 3 to 0.
The bill was signed by the Acting President (Mr. Tolman) and sent to the House for enactment.

An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Caron Parker, an employee of the Department of Revenue (Senate, No. 2003), 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 3 to 0.
The bill was signed by the Acting President (Mr. Tolman) and sent to the House for enactment.

A Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Annmarie Kineavy, an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (House, No. 3691, amended-- on petition),-- was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Donnelly, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,--

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-six minutes past two o’clock P.M, the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at eleven o’clock A.M.