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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, September 17, 2012.

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

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were severally referred, in concurrence, as follows:
A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4437) of Theodore C. Speliotis and Bradford Hill (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the town of Topsfield to issue an additional license for the sale of bottled wine not to be drunk on the premises,
To the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4438) of Geoff Diehl (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to the charter of the town of Abington,
To the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.

Bills
Promoting municipal collaboration and regionalization throughout the Commonwealth (House, No. 4370, amended,-- on House, Nos. 2590 and 3732); and
Establishing a sick leave bank for Kathleen Anno, an employee of the Department of Public Health (House, No. 4422,-- on petition);
Were severally and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

A Bill designating a certain bridge in the town of Billerica in honor of William G. Greene, Jr. (House, No. 1802, amended,-- on petition);- was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules

Bills
Establishing a charter for the town of Hubbardston (House, No. 4209, amended,-- on petition) [Local approval received]; and
Relative to the charter of the city of Somerville (House, No. 4440,-- on House, No. 3442) [Local approval received on House, No. 3442];
Were severally 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 severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Berry) “congratulating Roy Petre on his retirement from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. R. Moore) “promoting Falls Prevention Awareness.”

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 exempting the position of deputy police chief in the town of Duxbury from the civil service laws (House, No. 4026),-- was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

The House Bill amending the administrative organization of financial officers in the city of Malden (House, No. 4312),-- 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 relative to the administrative organization of financial officers in the city of Malden.”

Reports of Committees.

Mr. Berry, for the committee on Ethics and Rules, reported, that the following matter be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session:
The Senate Bill establishing a special commission to identify, preserve and commemorate historic roadways in Massachusetts (Senate, No. 1727) (the committee on Ethics and Rules recommending that the bill be amended by substituting a Resolve entitled “Resolve providing for a special commission to identify, preserve and commemorate historic roadways.” (Senate, No. 2436).
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 Ethics and Rules.
The resolve (Senate, No. 2436) was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

By Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Patricia Morin, an employee of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (House, No. 4262),-- ought to pass, with an amendment striking out the title and inserting in place thereof the following title: - “An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Patricia A. Morin, an employee of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services.”; by inserting after the word “Patricia”, in lines 2 and 4, each time it appears, the following word:- “A.”; and by striking out, in lines 8 and 9, the words “of health and human services”.
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, 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
Emergency Preamble Adopted.

An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Gloria Chisholm, an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (see House, No. 4184), 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. McGee) and sent to the House for enactment.

Engrossed Bills.

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. McGee) and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:
Establishing a sick leave bank for Gloria Chisholm, an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (see House, No. 4184);
Relative to third grade reading proficiency (see House, No. 4243, amended); and
Relative to administration reorganization of the city of Malden (see House, No. 4311, amended).

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.

Adjournment in Honor of the 2012 Summer Olympic Athletes

The Senator from Hampshire and Franklin, Mr. Rosenberg, moves that when the senate adjourns today, it adjourn in honor of Massachusetts Olympians.
Today we adjourn in honor of the 2012 Summer Olympic athletes who have ties to Massachusetts. It is a singular achievement to qualify and attend the games and the Massachusetts Senate does hereby recognize that achievement by adjourning in their honor today. The following individuals with ties to Massachusetts qualified and competed at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, England:

In Cycling, Evelyn Stevens and Shelley Olds.
In Equestrian, Karen O’Connor.
In Gymnastics, Aly Raisman.
In Judo, Travis Stevens and Kayla Harrison.
In Rowing, Caryn Davies, Natalie Dell, Kristin Hedstrom, Elliot Hovey, Esther Lofgren, Eleanor Logan, Will Miller, Will Newell, Wes Piermarini, Gevvie Stone, and Henrik Rummel.
In Sailing, Stuart McNay, Mark Mendelblatt, and Trevor Moore.
In Shooting, Sara Scherer and Keith Sanderson.
In Swimming, Alex Meyer.
In Tennis, John Isner.
In Track and Field, Shalane Flanagan, Sean Furey, and Ruben Sanca.
And in Wrestling, Elena Pirozhkova.

We share, with the athletes and their families, a deep sense of pride for their dedication and accomplishments.

Accordingly, as a mark of respect in honor of the 2012 Summer Olympic athletes, at nineteen minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., on motion of Mr. Knapik, the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at eleven o’clock A.M.