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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, October 31, 2011.

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

Petitions.

Petitions were severally presented and referred, as follows:

By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2049) of Richard T. Moore and Kevin Kuros (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Bellingham to grant an additional license for the sale of wines and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises [Local approval received];
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.

By Ms. Candaras, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2051) of Gale D. Candaras (by vote of the town) for legislation to validate the actions taken at the town meeting in the town of Wilbraham; and

By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2048) of Richard T. Moore and Kevin Kuros (by vote of the town) for legislation to validate certain elections in the town of Dudley [Local approval received];
Severally under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Election Laws.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

By Ms. Clark, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Katherine M. Clark and Paul Brodeur for legislation relative to swimming pool licensing;
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. McGee, for the committee on Transportation, on petition, a Bill relative to Gold Star Family vanity registration plates (Senate, No. 1759);
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.
A message from His Excellency the Governor (under the provisions of Section 8 of Article LXXXIX of the Amendments to the Constitution) recommending legislation relative to strengthening oversight of education collaborative (House, No. 3764),-- was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Education.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Rosenberg) “congratulating Professor Thomas P. Hannum on his 30 years of exceptional service to the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.”

Motion to Take a Matter Out of the Orders of the Day.

The Chair (Mr. Hart) asked unanimous consent to take from the Orders of the Day the Senate Bill further regulating certain licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages (Senate, No. 2033, amended),-- but objection was made thereto by Mr. Tarr.

Matter 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 city of Easthampton to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcohol beverages to be drunk on the premise (House, No. 3639),-- was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and was 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 of Easthampton to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premise”.

Reports of a Committee.

By Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Elaine Strout-Clement, an employee of the Trial Court (House, No. 3704),-- ought to pass with an amendment striking out, in lines 2, 4 and 5 the word “Strout-Clement” and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following word:- “Strout-Clements”; and by striking out the title and inserting in place thereof the following title:- “An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Elaine Strout-Clements, an employee of the Trial Court.”
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Ross, 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 was passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with the amendment.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.

By Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Luis Rodriguez, an employee of the Department of Children and Families (House, No. 3731),-- ought to pass.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Ross, 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.

The following engrossed bills (the first 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. Hart) and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:

Establishing a sick leave bank for Scott Hayward, an employee of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (see Senate, No. 2038);

Providing a simplified procedure for municipal acceptance of subdivision roads in the city known as the town of Franklin (see House, No. 1459); and

Relative to the town caucus in the town of Westhampton (see House, No. 3623).

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 twenty-one minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again tomorrow at one o’clock P.M.