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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, October 3, 2011.

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

Communication.

A communication from the Honorable Therese Murray, President of the Senate, announcing the appointments of Katherine Craven and Ronald Sullivan (pursuant to Section 1 of Chapter 211D of the General Laws) to the Committee for Public Counsel Services,-- was placed on file.

Report.

A report of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (under the provisions of Chapter 321 of the Acts of 2008) submitting its Annual Report 2011 of the Children’s Behavioral Health Advisory Council (received September 29, 2011),-- was placed on file.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were severally referred, in concurrence, as follows:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3728) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr. and others (by vote of the town) relative to amending the charter of the town of Chelmsford relative to the recall of elected officers;
To the committee on Election Laws.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3729) of Marcos A. Devers and others (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to authorize the city of Lawrence to establish a program for enforcement against illegal dumping;
To the committee on the Judiciary.

The House Bill designating a certain portion of land in the town of Salisbury as the Reverend Thomas B. Morgan Square (House, No. 3713,-- on petition),-- was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

Bills
Relative to eligibility of ward councilors-elect to assume office notwithstanding city charter residency restriction (printed as Senate, No. 1936) [Local approval received]; and
Authorizing the city of Medford to increase fees for special details performed by public employees in the city (House, No, 3530,-- on petition) [Local approval received];
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Emergency Preamble Adopted.

An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Donna Jean Kelly, an employee of the Trial Court (see Senate, No. 2013), 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. Spilka) and sent to the House for enactment.

Engrossed Bills.

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 (Ms. Spilka) and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:
Establishing a business and economic development special revenue fund in the city of Marlborough (see House, No. 1452, amended); and
Authorizing the city clerk of the city of Haverhill to arrange the names of candidates for municipal elective office by random drawing (see House, No. 3705).

Emergency Preambles Adopted.

An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Stephen Thomas, an employee of the Department of Correction (see Senate, No. 2014), 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. Spilka) and sent to the House for enactment.

An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Brunilda Rivera, an employee of the Department of Environmental Protection (see House, No. 3328, amended), 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. Spilka) and sent to the House for enactment.

An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Michael Jordan, an employee of the Trial Court (see House, No. 3446), 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. Spilka) and sent to the House for enactment.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Ross,--

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again tomorrow next at one o’clock P.M., in a full formal session with a calendar.

On motion of the same Senator, at thirteen minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again tomorrow at one o’clock P.M.