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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Thursday, September 6, 2012.

Met at six minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Ms. Donoghue 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 (Ms. Donoghue), members, guests and staff then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

 

Petitions.
Petitions were severally presented and referred, as follows
By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2433) of Marc R. Pacheco (by vote of the town) to authorize the rent board of the town of Middleborough to impose fees for the employment of outside consultants [Local approval received]; and
By Mr. Rosenberg, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2432) of Stanley C. Rosenberg (by vote of the town) to provide for local state of emergency declarations in the town of Greenfield [Local approval received];
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

By Mr. Hart, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of John A. Hart, Jr. and Nick Collins for legislation to amend retirement beneficiaries of Dennis Mullen; and
By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Marc R. Pacheco and Patricia Haddad for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Gary Vuolo, an employee of the Department of Correction;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Richard T. Moore) “congratulating the New England Chapter of the Healthcare Informatics and Management Systems Society on its observance of National Health Information Week”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross) “congratulating Daniel Boudreau on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross) “congratulating William Chadwick on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross) “congratulating Andrew Iacoviello on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
A Bill exempting certain positions in the city of Gardner from the provisions of civil service laws (House, No. 4213,-- on petition) [Local approval received],-- was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr 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 exempting certain positions in the city of Gardner from the civil service laws”.

A Bill exempting certain positions in the city of Gardner from the provisions of civil service laws (House, No. 4214,-- on petition) [Local approval received],-- was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr 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 exempting certain positions in the city of Gardner from the civil service laws”.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4429) of Martha M. Walz for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Noelle Champoux-Olson, an employee of the Department of Youth Services,-- was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Service.
Order Adopted.
On motion of Mr. Tarr,--
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Monday 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 June Graham, an employee of the Department of Public Health (see Senate, No. 2417), 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 (Ms. Donoghue) and sent to the House for enactment.
Engrossed Bill.
An engrossed Bill validating the actions taken at a certain election held in the town of Lincoln (see House Bill, printed in House, No. 4135) (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, two-thirds of the members present having voted in the affirmative, and signed by the Acting President (Ms. Donoghue) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

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 (Ms. Donoghue) and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:
Establishing a sick leave bank for June Graham, an employee of the Department of Public Health (see Senate, No. 2417);
Designating a certain bridge on Route 6 in the city of New Bedford as the Roland J. Hebert Bridge (see House, No. 3970, changed);
Relative to the appointment and status of the fire chief and the Board of Fire Commissioners in the city of Fall River (see House, No. 4030, amended);
Exempting the town of Southbridge from Attorney General approval of by-laws (see House, No. 4039, amended);
Relative to non-councilors on committees in the town of Southbridge (see House, No. 4040, amended);
Relative to the removal of the vice-chairperson of the council of the town of Southbridge (see House, No. 4041, amended).
Relative to the prohibition on multiple appointments to quasi-judicial boards in the town of Southbridge (see House, No. 4042, amended).
Relative to the addition of members to the Board of Health in the town of Southbridge (see House, No. 4043, amended);
Relative to the appointment of the Liquor Licensing Board in the town of Southbridge (see House, No. 4044, amended);
Relative to the rescission of appointments to quasi-judicial bodies in the town of Southbridge (see House, No. 4045, amended);
Relative to the removal of the manager of the town of Southbridge (see House, No. 4046, amended);
Relative to the prohibition on commercial manufacturing or sale of alcohol by the members of the Liquor Licensing Board of the town of Southbridge (see House, No. 4047, amended); and
Relative to the recall of elective officers in the town of Southbridge (see House, No. 4048, amended).

On motion of Mr. Tarr, at twenty-nine minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M.