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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Monday, January 14, 2013.

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

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

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Michael O. Moore) “congratulating Linda Saucier on her retirement from the Massachusetts Department of Children And Families”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Richard T. Moore) “congratulating James ‘Joe’ Kirkpatrick on his retirement from the Massachusetts Hospital Association”;
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Murray) “congratulating Jeff Lafleur on his retirement from the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers' Association”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross and Ms. Creem) “congratulating Cameron Gates Friedman on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross and Ms. Creem) “congratulating Ian James Hoffman on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross and Ms. Creem) “congratulating John W. Luby on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross and Ms. Creem) “congratulating Macon Randolph Magee on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross and Ms. Creem) “congratulating William James Vlachos Murphy on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout.”

Order Adopted.

Mr. Rosenberg presented the following order:--

Ordered, That a convention of the two branches be held at a half past six o’clock P.M., on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, for the purpose of receiving such communication as the Governor, Deval L. Patrick may be pleased to make to them relating to the concerns of the Commonwealth.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Lovely, and the order was considered forthwith and adopted.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

Messages were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to modernizing licensing operations at the Division of Professional Licensure (House, No. 40);
To the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.

Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to supporting employers in the Commonwealth (House, No. 41);
To the committee on Labor and Workforce Development.

Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to municipal unemployment insurance (House, No. 42);
To the committee on Public Service.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Richard T. Moore,--

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Thursday next at eleven o’clock A.M.

Adjournment in Memory of Everett A. “Rocky” Rockwood

The Senator from Bristol and Norfolk, Mr. Timilty, moved that when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn in memory of Everett A. “Rocky” Rockwood of Walpole.

Mr. Rockwood died on Saturday, January 5, 2012 at the age of 88.

Born in Somerville, Mr. Rockwood moved to Walpole where he graduated from Walpole High School and later raised a family with his lovely wife Jane.

ocky was a veteran of the United States Army, having served as a member of the 29th Infantry Division, 115th Infantry during the D-Day invasion of Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944. For his service, Rocky was awarded the Purple Heart, two bronze battle stars, the bronze medal and the expert infantry combat badge.

After the war, Rocky returned to Walpole where he owned and operated Rocky’s Newsstand and Sandwich Shop. In recent years, Rocky played an integral role at the Walpole VFW Post 5188 and in organizing the annual Memorial Day and Veterans Day parades.

Mr. Rockwood was a dedicated public servant who will long be remembered for his commitment to family and friends, dedication to community, and more than a lifetime of service to his country.

Accordingly, as a mark of respect in memory of Everett A. “Rocky” Rockwood, at nine minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., on motion of Mr. Ross, the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at eleven o’clock A.M.