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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

At a General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, held on the first Wednesday, being the first day of January, in the year two thousand and fourteen, and the two hundred and thirty-eighth of the independence of the United States of America, a quorum of the members of the Senate, elected for a term of two years at an election held on Tuesday next after the first Monday of November in the year 2012, assembled at eight minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., in the Senate Chamber, and were called to order by the Honorable Michael F. Rush.

At the request of the Chair (Mr. Rush), the members, employees and guests joined her in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Orders Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Lovely,--

Ordered, That a committee be appointed to inform the House of Representatives that the Senate is now assembled and ready to proceed to business.

There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the order was considered forthwith and adopted.

On motion of Ms. Lovely,--

Ordered, That a committee of members of the Senate and the House of Representatives be appointed to wait upon His Excellency the Governor, Deval L. Patrick, and the Honorable Council and inform them that the two branches of the General Court are now assembled and ready to proceed to business. There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the order was considered forthwith and adopted.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Orders Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Lovely,--

Ordered, That the Clerk begin the daily printing of the Journal of the Senate, as authorized by Senate Rule 6, and that the daily reading thereof be dispensed with; that, under authority of Section 22A of Chapter 3 of the General Laws, copies of the Journals of the entire session be printed and bound with the customary appendices and an index; and that a certified copy thereof be deposited with the Secretary of the Commonwealth as the official bound Journal of the Senate.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the order was considered forthwith and adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,--

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again tomorrow at one o’clock P.M., in a full formal session without a calendar.

On motion of the same Senator, at eleven minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again tomorrow at one o’clock P.M.