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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.
Monday, September 10, 2012.
Met at three 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.
The following communications were severally received and placed on file:
Communications from the Honorable Bruce E. Tarr, Senate Minority Leader, announcing the following appointments:
Senator Richard Ross (pursuant to Section 186 of Chapter 139 of the Acts of 2012) to the DMH Independent Advisory Committee for the purpose of arranging and evaluating an independent analysis of the public and private behavioral health services available to the residents of the Commonwealth; and
Ernest Gates of Middleton as his designee to the Special Commission established (pursuant to Section 273 of Chapter 224 of the Acts of 2012) to make an investigation and study of the cost of prescription drugs for both public and private payers.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
Of the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, asking to be discharged from further consideration:
Of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 336) of Stephen M. Brewer for legislation to promote the public health of citizens of the Commonwealth through the testing and labeling of striped bass;
Of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 364) of Richard T. Moore for legislation to promote the public health of citizens through the testing and labeling of striped bass;
Of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 391) of James E. Timilty for legislation to promote the public health of citizens of the Commonwealth through the testing and labeling of striped bass; and
Of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 259) of Thomas M. Stanley, Matthew A. Beaton and Tom Sannicandro that the Department of Environmental Protection Office of Research and Standards conduct a long-term research program on contaminants in striped bass;
And recommending that the same severally be referred to the committee on Public Health.
Were severally considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross) “congratulating Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Needham on its one hundredth birthday.”
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 House Bill relative to the town of Marion Open Space Acquisition Commission (House, No. 4188),-- was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.
The House Bill relative to administrative reorganization of the city of Malden (House, No. 4311),-- was read a second time.
Pending the question on ordering the bill to a third reading, Ms. Clark presented an amendment striking out, in line 64, the word “facilities” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- “equipment”.
The amendment was adopted.
The bill, as amended, was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with the amendment.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE
The following engrossed bills (both of which originated in the House), 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:
Exempting certain positions in the city of Gardner from the civil service laws (see House, No. 4213); and
Exempting certain positions in the city of Gardner from the civil service laws (see House, No. 4214).
On motion of Mr. Rush,--
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 Mr. Tarr, at eleven minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at eleven o’clock A.M.