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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011.

Met according to adjournment at 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.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Rodrigues, for the committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities, on petition, a Bill requiring child and parent involvement in permanency and placement planning (Senate, No. 31, changed in line 103, by striking out the words “mental retardation” and inserting in place thereof the words “intellectual disabilities”);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to educational stability for foster children (Senate, No. 37);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill further regulating the release of information concerning adoption (Senate, No. 52);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to the reporting of child abuse to local law enforcement officials (Senate, No. 53); and
By Ms. Clark, for the committee on Public Service, on petition, a Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Kevin W. Rose, an employee of the Bristol County Sheriff’s office (Senate, No. 2082);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. Richard T. Moore, for the committee on Health Care Financing, that the Senate Bill relative to psychotropic medications (Senate, No. 262),-- ought to pass with an amendment substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2083) [Estimated cost - $0]); and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, that the Senate Bill requiring health care employers to develop and implement programs to prevent workplace violence (Senate, No. 1237),-- ought to pass with an amendment substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2084) [Estimated cost - $0];
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

By Mr. Finegold, for the committee on Election Laws, on petition, a Bill relative to town elections in the town of Sturbridge (Senate, No. 1947) [Local approval received];
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill validating certain elections in the town of Dudley (Senate, No. 2048) [Local approval received];
By Mr. Eldridge, for the committee on Housing, on petition, a Bill relative to affordable housing in the city of Taunton (Senate, No. 2062) [Local approval received]; and
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Committee Discharged.

Mr. Welch, for the committee on the Municipalities and Regional Government, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1039) of Thomas P. Kennedy for legislation to amend the subsidized housing inventory for the Town of Hanover,-- and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Housing.
Under Senate Rule 36, the report was considered forthwith and accepted.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3794) of Louis L. Kafka and James E. Timilty (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Sharon to convey a certain parcel of land to be used for a utility scale solar project,-- was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Baddour) “recognizing Rabbi L. Korinow on his thirtieth anniversary as the Spiritual Leader of Temple Emanu-El in the city of Haverhill”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Richard T. Moore, Ms. Chandler, Ms. Flanagan and Mr. Michael O. Moore) “congratulating Fallon Clinic on being named a recipient of the 2011 Health Information and Management Systems Society's Davies Award.”

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

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

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3822) of Garrett J. Bradley, James M. Cantwell and Robert L. Hedlund for legislation establishing a sick leave bank for Maida Green, an employee of the Department of Children and Families; and

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3823) of Jennifer E. Benson and James B. Eldridge for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Pamela Shuttle, an employee of the Department of Public Health;
Severally, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Service.

A Bill relative to budget submissions to the town manager in the town of Arlington (House, No. 3652,-- on petition),-- was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Hedlund, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Emergency Preamble Adopted.

An engrossed Bill designating a certain portion of laid in the town of Salisbury as the Reverend Thomas B. Morgan Square (see House, No. 3713), 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 2 to 0.
The bill was signed by the Acting President (Mr. Petruccelli) 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. Petruccelli) and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:

Relative to the administrative organization of financial officers in the city of Malden (see Senate, No. 1990);

Designating a certain portion of land in the town of Salisbury as the Reverend Thomas B. Morgan Square (see House, No. 3713);

Authorizing the town of Fairhaven to grant an additional license for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises (see House, No. 3722); and

Authorizing the town of Fairhaven to grant an additional license for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises (see House, No. 3724).

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Hedlund,--

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

On motion of the same Senator, at twenty minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M.