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Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Monday, January 6, 2014.

Met at two minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Donnelly in the Chair).

The Chair (Mr. Donnelly), members, guests and staff then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.


A report of the District Attorney of Norfolk County (under the provisions of Section 99 of Chapter 272 of the General Laws) submitting a report relative to wiretaps for the calendar year 2013 (received Monday, January 6, 2014),-- was read and sent to the House for its information.

Reports of a Committee.

By Mr. Wolf, for the committee on Labor and Workforce Development, on petition, a Bill relative to the workforce competitiveness trust fund (Senate, No. 855); and
By Mr. Brownsberger, for the committee on Public Service, on petition, a Bill to establish a sick leave bank for Katrina Aliengena, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services (Senate, No. 1960);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. Wolf, for the committee on Labor and Workforce Development, on Senate No. 873 and House 1710, a Bill promoting fairness in private construction contracts (Senate, No. 873);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate No. 874 and House 1716, a Bill relative to apprenticeship programs (Senate, No. 874);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.


Petitions were severally referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3831) of John D. Keenan and Joan B. Lovely (with the approval of the mayor and city council) that the city of Salem be authorized to convert a seasonal liquor license to an annual license for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3832) of Alice Hanlon Peisch, Cynthia S. Creem and Richard J. Ross (by vote of the town) that the town of Wellesley be authorized to issue six additional licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages not to be drunk on premises;
Severally, to the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.

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 relative to insurance proceeds for injured police and fire personnel in the town of Northborough (House, No. 3510),-- was read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Report of Committees.

By Mr. Rosenberg, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Bruce E. Tarr, James M. Cantwell, Matthew A. Beaton, Antonio F. D. Cabral and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a Massachusetts Seafood Marketing Program.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Ross, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
Sent to the House for concurrence

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Ross,--

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.

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