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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, October 1, 2012.

Met at four 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.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Donnelly, for the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight, on Senate, Nos. 1557, 1558, 1559, 1560, 1561, 1562, 1567, 1570, 1574, 1577, 1580, 1584, 1585, 1586, 1587, 1589, 1593, 1594, 1595, 1596, 1599, 1600, 1601, 1602, 1603, 1604, 1605, 1608, 1610, 1611, 1612, 1613, 1614, 1615, 1616, 1618, 1619, 1620, 1621, 1622, 1623, 1624, 1625, 1626, 1627, 1628, 1629, 1631, 1632, 1633, 1637, 1639, 1870 and 1871, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to state administration and regulatory oversight (Senate, No. 2446); and
By Mr. Downing, for the committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy, on Senate, Nos. 1640, 1641, 1642, 1643, 1644, 1645, 1647, 1648, 1651, 1652, 1653, 1655, 1657, 1658, 1659, 1660, 1661, 1662, 1663, 1665, 1668, 1671, 1674, 1675, 1676, 1677, 1683, 1684, 1685, 1687, 1688, 1689, 1690, 1691, 1692, 1694, 1695, 1696, 1697, 1698 and 1700, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to telecommunications, utilities and energy (Senate, No. 2447);
Severally referred, under Joint Rule 29, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Committees Discharged

Mr. Berry, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration
Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to consumer protection and professional licensure issues (Senate, No. 2444); and
Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Public Service to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to public service issues (Senate, No. 2443);
And recommending that the same severally be referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules;
Under Senate Rule 36, the reports were severally considered forthwith and accepted.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4455) of Daniel K. Webster (by vote of the town) relative to changing the position of highway surveyor in the town of Hanson from an elected position to an appointed position,-- was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.

A Bill relative to price adjustments (House, No. 822, amended,-- on petition),-- was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Bills
Relative to the certification and training of fire service personnel in the city of Boston (House, No. 2389,-- on petition) [Local approval received]; and
Relative to the Art Commission for the city of Boston (House, No. 3784,-- on petition) [Local approval received];
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 considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Richard T. Moore) “congratulating St. Nicholas Albanian Orthodox Church on its one hundredth anniversary.”

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 authorizing the appointment of Amy McCarthy as a police officer in the town of North Andover, notwithstanding the maximum age requirements (House, No. 3835),-- 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 the charter of the town of Westborough (House, No. 4211),-- 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 amending the charter of the town of Westborough”.

Report of a Committee.

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 amending the state highway route 116 scenic byway (Senate, No. 2293).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Petruccelli, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act relative to the state highway route 116 scenic byway”.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

The Senate Bill providing for recall elections in the town of Northfield (Senate, No. 1959),-- came from the House passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with an amendment in section 2, in lines 8 and 9, by striking out the words “petition blanks demanding such recall containing space for the signatures of at least 5 times the number of signatures required below” and inserting in place thereof the following words: “a sufficient number of copies of petition blanks requesting such recall”.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Richard T. Moore, and the House amendment was considered forthwith and adopted, in concurrence (as corrected BTR).

Engrossed Bill

An engrossed Bill authorizing the Cedar Meadow Lake Watershed District to prolong betterment payments (see House, No. 4319) (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. Donnelly) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

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