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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012.

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

Petitions.

Petitions were severally presented and referred, as follows
By Mr. Michael O. Moore, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael O. Moore and John P. Fresolo for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Yolanda Marrero, an employee of the Trial Court; and
By Mr. Downing, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Benjamin B. Downing and Tricia Farley-Bouvier for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Susan Sciola, an employee of the Department of Revenue;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Kennedy, for the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure, on the recommitted petition, a Bill to authorize the town of Webster to convert an existing license for the sale of wine and malt beverages to a license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (Senate, No. 2307) [Local approval received];
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were severally referred, in concurrence, as follows, to wit:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4494) of John W. Scibak and Michael R. Knapik (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to authorize the city of Easthampton to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4495) of John W. Scibak and Michael R. Knapik (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to authorize the city of Easthampton to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises;
Severally to the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4496) of Michael J. Finn (with the approval of the mayor and town council) for legislation to exempt the position of fire chief of police in the city known as the town of West Springfield from certain provisions of the civil service law;
To the committee on Public Service.

Report of the committee on House Steering, Policy and Scheduling asking to be discharged from further consideration of the House Bill relative to the Plymouth Nuclear Power Plant (House, No. 645);-- and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy,-- was considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence, insomuch as relates to the reference to the joint committee.

Reports

Of the committee on Public Health, asking to be discharged from further consideration

Of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1469) of Christine E. Canavan, Kevin Aguiar, Denise Andrews and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the establishment of a nursing advisory board within the Executive Office of Health and human Services; and

Of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1501) of Elizabeth A. Malia, William N. Brownsberger, John W. Scibak and other members of the General Court for legislation to improve the children’s medical security program and simplifying the administration;
And recommending that the same severally be referred to the committee on Health Care Financing.
Were severally considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Hedlund) “congratulating Michael Donovan on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Murray) “commending those celebrating World Diabetes Day”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Michael J. Delaney, P.E. on his retirement as Deputy District Highway Director for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.”

Petition.

On motion of Mr. Timilty, Senate Rule 20 and Joint Rule 12 were suspended on the petition, presented by Ms. Flanagan (accompanied by bill) of Jennifer L. Flanagan and Stephen L. DiNatale for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Deane Smith, an employee of the Department of Correction,— and the same was referred to the committee on Public Service.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

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 Senate Bill relative to municipal acceptance of roads within a subdivision in the town of Medway (Senate, No. 2348),-- was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

The House Bill exempting the position of Deputy Chief of the Stoughton Police Department from the provisions of civil service (House, No. 4417),-- 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 establishing the position of Deputy Chief of the Stoughton Police Department and exempting the position from the civil service laws”.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Knapik,--

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.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE
Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill authorizing the town of Fairhaven to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises (see House, No. 4293, amended) (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. McGee) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

Moment of Silence.

At the request of the Chair (Mr. McGee), the members, guests and staff stood in a moment of silence and reflection to the memory of Lawrence R. "Larry" Alexander

Adjournment in Memory of Lawrence R. "Larry" Alexander

The Senators from Essex and Middlesex, Mr. McGee, and Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin, Mr. Brewer, moved that when the Senate adjourns today, it do so as a mark of respect to the memory of Lawrence R. "Larry" Alexander of Marblehead who passed away on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at the age of 62.

Larry served as a member of the House of Representatives for the 8th Essex District, comprising Marblehead, Swampscott and a portion of Lynn from 1979 to 1990. He was the House Chairman of the Joint Committee on Energy from 1985-1990 and had many notable achievements while serving on Beacon Hill.
Larry was a member of the Marblehead Planning Board before being elected state representative, serving as the board’s chairman and authoring the Harborfront Zoning Law. More recently, he had been a member of the board of trustees of the Marblehead Conservancy

Larry was the beloved husband of Mary Alice and father to daughter Katie of Beverly and son David of Seattle. He spent many years serving his hometown of Marblehead.

Accordingly, as a mark of respect in memory of Lawrence R. "Larry" Alexander, at eleven minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., on motion of Mr. Timilty, the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at eleven o’clock A.M.