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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.
Monday, September 12, 2011.
Met at eight 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 employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
Report of a Committee.
By Ms. Clark, for the committee on Public Service, on a message from His Excellency the Governor (accompanied by bill, House, No. 35), a Bill relative to additional pension reform and benefits modernization (Senate, No. 2007);
Read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE
A Bill authorizing the Division of Capital Management and Maintenance to grant an easement over an access road in Upton State Forest (House, No. 3706,-- on House, No. 1149),-- was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.
A Bill exempting the position of fire chief of the town of Natick from the provisions of the civil service law (House, No. 3508,-- on petition) [Local approval received],-- was read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.
Notice was received from the House announcing the following appointment by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives:
That Cynthia C. Merkle of Swampscott was appointed to serve on the Financial Literacy Trust Fund established (under Chapter 10 of the General Laws, as most recently amended by Chapter 14 of the Acts of 2011) to encourage financial literacy and education for residents, institutions, community organizations and entities that will promote financial literacy.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Fargo) “congratulating Seymour J. Friedland on the occasion of his retirement.”
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 House Bill relative to the acceptance of streets as public ways in the city of Woburn (House, No. 912),-- was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.
On motion of Mr. Rodrigues, Senate Rule 20 and Joint Rule 12 were suspended on the Senate petition, presented by Ms. Chandler, (accompanied by bill) of Harriette L. Chandler for legislation to authorize the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to acquire certain parcels of land in the city of Worcester,-- and the same was referred to the committee on Transportation.
Sent to the House for concurrence.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE
The following engrossed bills (all 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. Petruccelli) and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:
Exempting Scott Lawrence from the maximum age requirement for applying for civil service appointment as a police officer in the town of Ware (see House, No. 3464);
Exempting Daniel J. Clark from the maximum age requirement for applying for civil service appointment as a police officer in the town of Ware (see House, No. 3465);
Establishing a sick leave bank for Debra Callinan, an employee of the Soldiers’ Home in Massachusetts (see House, No. 3616, amended); and
Establishing a sick leave bank for Annmarie Kineavy, an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (see House, No. 3691, amended).
There being no objection, at a quarter past eleven o’clock A.M. the Chair (Mr. Petruccelli) declared a recess, subject to the call of the Chair; and, at seven minutes past four o’clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, Mr. Petruccelli in the Chair.
PAPER FROM THE HOUSE
A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3709) of Robert M. Koczera, Michael J. Rodrigues, Patricia A. Haddad, Bruce E. Tarr and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the designation of veterans status on licenses and identification cards issued by the Registry of Motor Vehicles,-- was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Transportation.
On motion of Mr. Tarr,--
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again tomorrow 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 eight minutes past four o’clock P.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again tomorrow at eleven o’clock A.M.