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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.
Thursday, October 25, 2012.
Met at six 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 staff then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
There being no objection, the Chair (Ms. Spilka) introduced, in the rear of the Chamber, the 5th grade class from the Hopkins School in Hopkinton. The class was on their first field trip to the State House and learning about the different aspects of state government. They were accompanied by teachers Kelly Wilkie, Lorraine Logan, Jill Kaufman and Rachel Seigel. They were the guests of Senator Spilka. The Senate welcomed them with applause and they withdrew from the Chamber.
A communication from the Honorable Bruce T. Howard, Jr., Director of Operations, Civil Service Unit of the Human Resources Division of the Executive Office for Administration and Finance (in compliance with Section 25 of Chapter 31 of the General Laws) enclosing a list of civil service police promotional eligible lists revoked by the Personnel Administrator as of October 1, 2012 (received in the Office of the Clerk of the Senate on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at a quarter before twelve o’clock noon),-- was placed on file.
Mr. Downing presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Benjamin B. Downing and Tricia Farley-Bouvier for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Daniel Hermanski, Sr., an employee of the Department of Transportation.
Referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
Report of a Committee.
By Mr. Welch, for the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government, on the recommitted petition, a Bill to amend Section 3 of Chapter 62 of the Acts of 2011 (Senate, No. 2017) [Local approval received];
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE
A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4484) of Anne M. Gobi, Stephen M. Brewer and Denise Andrews (by vote of the town) relative to town meeting warrants in the town of Templeton,-- was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.
Establishing a sick leave bank for Dazlee Alvarado, an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (House, No. 4474, amended,-- on petition); and
Establishing a sick leave bank for John Kelley, an employee of the Department of Correction (House, No. 4475, amended,-- on petition);
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Richard T. Moore) “congratulating Head Football Coach Ken Lachapelle on his 3 hundredth career football victory with the Northbridge High School Rams”; and
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Spilka and Mr. Ross) “congratulating Ryan Michael Ward on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout.”
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 a special fund in the town of Plympton (House, No. 4276),-- 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 certain development parcel tax revenues to be deposited into a special fund in the town of Plympton”.
Report of a Committee.
By Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Kathryn Woessner, an employee of the Department of Correction (House, No. 4446),-- ought to pass.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE
A joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4485) of David T. Vieira and Daniel A. Wolf relative to the elected officials of the Cotuit Fire District,-- was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Service.
An engrossed Bill authorizing the continued employment of Thomas J. Osley, the Chief of Police of the town of Hatfield (see House, No. 4142) (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 (Ms. Spilka) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.
On motion of Mr. Tarr,--
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Monday 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 eighteen minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M.