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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Thursday, January 17, 2013.

Met at three minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Ms. Flanagan 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 (Ms. Flanagan), members, guests and staff then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Communication.

A communication from the Honorable Therese Murray, President of the Senate, announcing the appointment of Ms. Joanne Fitzgerald McCrea of Salem (pursuant to Section 66 of Chapter 3 of the General Laws) to the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women for a term to expire October 31, 2015,-- was placed on file.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to regionalizing housing authorities (House, No. 44),-- was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Housing.

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Richard T. Moore) “congratulating the Sutton High School ‘Sammies’ Boys Varsity Soccer Team on winning the 2012 Massachusetts Division III State Championship”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Marc James Horton on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout.”

Communications.

The Clerk read the following communications:

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
MASSACHUSETTS SENATE
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON 02133-1007

January 15, 2013.

William F. Welch, Clerk
Office of the Senate Clerk
State House, Room 335
Boston, MA 02133

Dear Mr. Clerk:

I write to inform you that I have made the following temporary appointments in the Senate.

Senator Stanley Rosenberg – Acting Chair, Senate Committee on Ethics and Rules

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Sincerely yours,
THERESE MURRAY
President of the Senate

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
MASSACHUSETTS SENATE
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON 02133-1007

January 17, 2013

William F. Welch, Clerk
Office of the Senate Clerk
State House, Room 335
Boston, MA 02133

Dear Mr. Clerk:

I write to inform you that I have made the following temporary appointments in the Senate.
Senator Stanley Rosenberg – Acting Chair, Senate Committee on Bills in the Third Reading
Senator Stephen Brewer – Acting Chair, Senate Committee on Ways and Means
Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Sincerely yours,
THERESE MURRAY
President of the Senate

On motion of Mr. Tarr, the above communications were ordered printed in the Journal of the Senate.

Recess.

There being no objection, at seven minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Chair (Ms. Flanagan) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at four minutes past twelve o’clock noon, the Senate reassembled, Ms. Flanagan in the Chair.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill making appropriations for the fiscal year 2013 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects (House, No. 46,-- on House, No. 43, in part),-- was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. McGee, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Moment of Silence.

Mr. McGee in the Chair, the members, guests and staff stood in a moment of silence and reflection to the memory of Specialist Antonio Javier Syrakos.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE
Emergency Preamble Adopted; Engrossed Bill Enacted.

Ms. Flanagan in the Chair, an engrossed Bill making appropriations for the fiscal year 2013 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects (see House, No. 46), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage and containing an emergency preamble,-- was laid before the Senate; and, a separate vote being taken in accordance with the requirements of Article LXVII of the Amendments to the Constitution, the preamble was adopted, in concurrence, by a vote of 3 to 0.

The bill was signed by the Acting President, (Ms. Flanagan) and sent to the House for enactment.

Subsequently, the bill, which originated in the House, came from the House with the endorsement that it had been enacted in that branch.

The Senate then passed the bill to be enacted; and it was 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 on Tuesday next at eleven o’clock A.M.

Adjournment in Memory of Specialist Antonio Javier Syrakos

Mr. McGee in the Chair, the Senator from Essex, Mr. McGee, moved that when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn in memory of Specialist Antonio Javier Syrakos.

Specialist Antonio Javier Syrakos, age 22, died on Thursday January 10th 2013, at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. Antonio joined the United States Army in February 2010 and completed basic training at Fort Benning, Georgia. He was assigned as an assistant gunner with the 101st Airborne Division and served in Afghanistan from 2010 to 2011. During his time in the Army, Antonio was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Combat Infantry Badge, and the Parachute badge.

Born in Paraguay, Antonio was adopted by Paul and Doris Syrakos when he was three years old. He was raised in Lynn and attended Shoemaker School, Pickering Junior High School, and graduated from Lynn Classical High School in 2009. He was involved in Lynn Youth Soccer and was a great lover of music. He also enjoyed snowboarding, bike riding and hiking.

In addition to his parents, Antonio is survived by his sister, Katrina Syrakos and his beloved husky dog, Lyrik. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins. Antonio was the grandson of the late Josephine and Edward Canata, and Antonio and Angelina Syrakos.

Ms. Flanagan in the Chair, accordingly, as a mark of respect in memory of Specialist Antonio Javier Syrakos, at nineteen minutes before one o’clock P.M., on motion of Mr. Tarr, the Senate adjourned to meet again on Tuesday next at eleven o’clock A.M.