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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, November 26, 2012.

Met at four minutes past 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.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4507) of Marc T. Lombardo (by vote of the town) that certain building maintenance employees in the police department of the town of Billerica be exempt from the civil service law,- was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Public Service.

A Bill designating a certain state-owned bridge in the town of Randolph as the Charles L. Bowley Memorial Bridge (House, No. 1815,-- on petition),- was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

Reports

Of the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 91) of Geraldo Alicea for legislation creating an advisory commission on auto body labor rates,-- and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Financial Services;

Of the committee on the Judiciary, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3410) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others for legislation relative to a 14-day continuance by the court when dealing with veterans of the armed forces,-- and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs;
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. Brewer) “honoring John J. "Buddy" Lane on his lifetime of dedicated service to the Citizens of North Brookfield”, and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Timilty) “congratulating Sergeant Richard R. Brown on his retirement from the Massachusetts State Police.”

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill establishing a sick leave bank for James A. O’Connor, an employee of the Division of Professional Licensure (Senate, No. 2452),-- ought to pass, with an amendment by striking out, in lines 3, 4 and 9, each time they appear, the words “of Professional Licensure”; and by striking out, in line 6, the word “office” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- “division”.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Knapik, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means.
The bill (Senate, No. 2452, amended) was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Mr. Berry, for the committee on Ethics and Rules, reported that the following matter be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session:
The House Bill designating a certain parcel of land in the city of Revere as the Peter E. McCauley Memorial Plaza (House, No. 4456).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the bill was read a second time.
Pending the question on ordering the bill to a third reading, Mr. Petruccelli moved that the bill be amended by striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the following text:-
“SECTION 1. The area between pavilions numbered 3 and 4, located on Revere Beach Boulevard near its intersection with Chester avenue in the city of Revere shall be designated and known as the Peter E. McCauley Memorial Plaza in honor of Revere historian Peter E. McCauley. The department of conservation and recreation shall erect and maintain a suitable marker on the clock located between the 2 pavilions bearing that designation in compliance with the standards of the department.
SECTION 2. Said pavilions numbered 3 and 4 shall be designated and known as the Peter E. McCauley Memorial Pavilions in his honor. The department of conservation and recreation shall erect and maintain suitable markers bearing that designation in compliance with the standards of the department.”
The amendment was adopted.
The bill, as amended, was 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 designating a certain area in the city of Revere as the Peter E. McCauley Memorial Plaza.”

Mr. Berry, for the committee on Ethics and Rules, reported that the following matter be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session:
The House Bill designating certain pavilions in the city of Revere as the Norman Gautreau Memorial Pavilions (House, No. 4457).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Timilty, and the bill 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 designating 2 pavilions in the city of Revere as the Norman Gautreau Memorial Pavilions.”

Engrossed Bills.

An engrossed Bill exempting the positions of plumbing inspector and gas fitting inspector in the city of Newburyport from the civil service law (see House, No. 3848, 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 re-enacted and signed by the Acting President (Mr. Petruccelli) and again laid before the Governor for his approbation.

An engrossed Bill authorizing the Boston Fire Department to train and certify fire service personnel in the city of Boston (see House, No. 2389) (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. Petruccelli and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

Order Adopted.

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 Mr. Knapik, at eighteen minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at eleven o’clock A.M.