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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, November 19, 2012.

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

Petition.

Mr. Wolf presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Daniel A. Wolf for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Sarah Bok, an employee of the Trial Court;
Referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Brownsberger, for the committee on Public Service, on petition, a Bill to establish a sick leave bank for James A. O’Connor, an employee of the Division of Professional Licensure (Senate, No. 2452);
Read and referred, under Senate Rule 27, to the committee on Ways and Means.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

A Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Wendy Watts, an employee of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (House, No. 4497,-- on petition),-- was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

A Bill relative to access to epinephrine in schools (House, No. 3959,-- on House, No. 594),-- was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

A Bill relative to wastewater treatment in the city of Fall River (House, No. 4430,-- on petition) [Local approval received],-- was read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

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 funding of collective bargaining agreements in the town of North Andover (House, No. 3591),-- was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Lori Roche, an employee of the Department of Children and Families (Senate, No. 2450),-- ought to pass, with an amendment inserting before the enacting clause the following emergency preamble:
“Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to establish forthwith a sick leave bank for a certain employee of the department of children and families, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.”
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means.
The bill (Senate, No. 2450, amended) was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Petition.

On motion of Mr. Timilty, Senate Rule 20 and Joint Rule 12 were suspended on the petition, presented by Mr. Hedlund (accompanied by bill) of Robert L. Hedlund, Ronald Mariano and James M. Murphy for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Donald Mahoney, an employee of the Department of Correction.,— and the same was referred to the committee on Public Service.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4506) of David B. Sullivan and Michael J. Rodrigues for legislation relative to designating a certain bridge in the city of Fall River in honor of Army Specialist Scott A. Andrews,-- was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Transportation.

Emergency Preambles Adopted.

An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Gary Vuolo, an employee of the Department of Correction (see Senate, No. 2449), 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 4 to 0.
The bill was signed by the Acting President (Mr. Donnelly) and sent to the House for enactment.

An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Jennifer O’Connell, an employee of the Department of Correction (see House, No. 4479), 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 4 to 0.
The bill was signed by the Acting President (Mr. Donnelly) and sent to the House for enactment.

Engrossed Bills.

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. Donnelly) and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:

Relative to the charter of the town of Plymouth (see Senate, No. 2295);

Exempting Jeanine Bonnayer from the maximum age requirement for applying for civil service appointment as a police officer in the town of Ware (see House, No. 3875); and

Authorizing Adam A. Seguin to take the civil service examination for appointment as a police officer in the town of Ware notwithstanding the maximum age requirement (see House, No. 4470).

An engrossed Bill validating the actions taken at certain town meetings in the town of Westminster (see House Bill, printed in House, No. 4354) (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, two-thirds of the members present having voted in the affirmative, and signed by the Acting President (Mr. Donnelly) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Knapik,--

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Wednesday next at eleven o’clock A.M., and that the Clerk be directed to dispense with the printing of a calendar.

On motion of Mr. Tarr, at twenty-one minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Wednesday next at eleven o’clock A.M.