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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, January 13, 2014.

Met at five minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Ms. Flanagan in the Chair) (having been appointed by the Chair, under authority conferred by Senate Rule 4, to perform the duties of the Chair).

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

Reports.

Report of MassDevelopment (pursuant to Section 12 of Chapter 238 of the Acts of 2012) submitting the second annual report of the Advanced Manufacturing Futures Program (copies having been forwarded to the Chair of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Chairs the joint committee on economic development and emerging technologies and the joint committee on labor and workforce development) (received December 30, 2013),-- was placed on file.

The following reports were severally read and sent to the House for its information:
Report of the District Attorney of Suffolk 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 January 9, 2014);
Report of the District Attorney of Bristol 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 January 9, 2014);
Report of the District Attorney of Plymouth 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 January 10, 2014);
Report of the District Attorney of Hampden 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 January 10, 2014); and
Report of the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association (pursuant to item 0340-2100 of Chapter 38 of the Acts of 2013) submitting a report detailing the District Attorneys' utilization of private attorneys in volunteer prosecutor programs (received January 10, 2014).

Petition.

Petitions were severally presented and referred as follows:
By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Patricia D. Jehlen and Denise Provost for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Debra Saverse, an employee of the Department of Revenue; and
By Mr. Petruccelli, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Anthony W. Petruccelli for legislation relative to net metering;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

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

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3839) of James Arciero (by vote of the town) relative to affordable housing inventory in the town of Littleton;
To the committee on Housing.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3834) of Robert M. Koczera and Mark C. Montigny (by vote of the town) that the town of Acushnet be authorized to eliminate the board of public works of said town;
To the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.

A Bill designating a certain pedestrian bridge in the city of Boston as the Frances “Fanny” Appleton Bridge (House, No. 2904,-- on petition),-- was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

Bills
Relative to water service in the town of Somerset (House, No. 3618, amended,-- on petition) [Local approval received];
Authorizing the town of Dartmouth to accept certain roadways as public ways (House, No. 3697,-- on petition) [Local approval received]; and
Authorizing the town of Hadley to grant 6 additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages and 6 additional licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 3790,-- on House, No. 3769) [Local approval received on House, No. 3769];
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

The annual report of the Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission (under sections 21, 102 and 103 of chapter 32 of the General Laws) relative to the percentum change in the average cost-of-living as shown by the United States consumer price index for the year 2013 compared with such index for the year 2012 (House, No. 3837),-- came from the House, with the endorsement that it had been referred to the committee on Public Service; and the Senate concurred in the reference.

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 amending the special legislation establishing the Acton community housing corporation (House, No. 3833),-- was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Reports of Committees.

Mr. Rosenberg, 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 relative to membership in the Governor’s Highway Safety Committee (House, No. 3787).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

By Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Denise McKinnon, an employee of the Massachusetts Hospital School (Senate, No. 1955),-- ought to pass, with an amendment substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 1973).
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. 1973) was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

The House Bill authorizing the Commissioner of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey certain land to the town of Belmont for recreation, public works or other municipal purposes (House, No. 2869, changed and amended),-- ought to pass.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE
Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill authorizing the town of Lincoln to grant a license for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises (see House, No. 3531) (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 (Ms. Flanagan) 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 tomorrow 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 sixteen minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again tomorrow at eleven o’clock A.M.