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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Thursday, October 4, 2012.

Met at four 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 staff then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Communication.

A communication from the Honorable Bruce E. Tarr, Senate Minority Leader, announcing the appointment of Susan Todd, Executive Director of Pathways for Children, as his designee (pursuant to Section 34 of Chapter 240 of the Acts of 2012) to the Families and Children Requiring Assistance Advisory Board,-- was placed on file.

Report.

A report of the Jobs Creation Commission (under the provisions of Chapter 7 of the Resolves of 2008, as most recently amended by Section 127 of Chapter 359 of the Acts of 2010) (received in the Office of the Clerk of the Senate on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at five minutes before three o’clock P.M.),-- was placed on file.

Petition.

Ms. Clark presented a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2448) of Katherine M. Clark, Paul J. Donato, Christopher G. Fallon and Stephen Stat Smith (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to authorize the Malden traffic commission to establish special speed regulations on certain streets [Local approval received];
Under Senate Rule 20, referred to the committee on Transportation.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Brownsberger, for the committee on Public Service, on petition, a Bill to establish a sick leave bank for Carol Poyer, an employee of the Department of Youth Services (Senate, No. 2445);
Read and referred, under Senate Rule 27, to the committee on Ways and Means.

Committees Discharged.

Mr. Berry, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concur-rently, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration
Of the Senate 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
Of the Senate 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);
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 Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Kathryn Woessner, an employee of the Department of Correction (House, No. 4446,-- on petition),-- was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

A Bill designating a certain corner in the town of Watertown as Menton Corner (House, No. 4287,-- on petition),-- was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

A Bill relative to collection of estimated water assessments and general fund reimbursement in the town of Charlton (House, No. 4203,-- on petition) [Local approval received],-- was 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 Ms. Chandler) “congratulating the First Baptist Church in Worcester on its bicentennial anniversary”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Hedlund) “congratulating Evan Harring on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Ross and Timilty) “congratulating the Honorable Edward A. Lee on his retirement from the Board of Trustees of the Attleboro Public Library”;
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Spilka) “congratulating Nathan James Galloway on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Spilka) “congratulating Matthew Adam Crone on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Spilka) “congratulating Alexander Joseph Platt on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Timilty) “congratulating Joseph Dicalogero on being named the 2012 Friends of Christopher Columbus ‘Person of the Year’ in the town of Walpole.”

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 Senate Bill authorizing the town of Seekonk to convert seasonal licenses to annual licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (Senate, No. 2420),-- was read a second time.
Pending the question on ordering the bill to a third reading, Mr. Timilty moved that the bill be amended by striking out in lines 3, 4, 19, 20, 34 and 35 the words “all alcoholic” and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following words: “wine and malt”.
The amendment was adopted.
The bill (Senate, No. 2420, amended) was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

The Senate Bill establishing a Horseneck Beach Reservation Trust Fund (Senate, No. 376, amended),-- came from the House passed to be engrossed, in concurrence with an amendment striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text contained in House documents numbered 4297.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Hedlund, the House amendment was considered forthwith and adopted, in concurrence.

Engrossed Bills.

The following engrossed bills (the first two of which originated in the Senate), 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:
Increasing consumer access to licensed marriage and family therapists (see Senate, No. 72);
Providing for recall elections in the town of Northfield (see Senate, No. 1959, amended);
Authorizing the appointment of Amy McCarthy as a police officer in the town of North Andover notwithstanding the maximum age requirements (see House, No. 3835); and
Amending the charter of the town of Westborough (see House, No. 4211).

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 authorizing the town of Braintree to grant additional liquor licenses (House, No. 4292),-- 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 authorizing the city known as town of Braintree to grant additional liquor licenses”.

Remarks of Senator Robert L. Hedlund.

Mr. President, I would like to call attention to the Senate that I would have voted present on all actions taken on the above mentioned bill “An Act authorizing the town of Braintree to grant additional liquor licenses” (House, No. 4292).
On motion of Mr. Hedlund, the above remarks were ordered printed in the Journal of the Senate.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Donnelly,--

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Tuesday 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 twenty-five minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Tuesday next at eleven o’clock A.M.