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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, January 27, 2014.

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

Report.

Report of the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, Department of Housing and Community Development (pursuant to item 7004-0101 of Chapter 38 of the Acts of 2013) submitting its report on proposed regulations changes with regard to the emergency shelter system (received January 24, 2014) (copies having been forwarded to the Senate Committee on Ways and Means and the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities),-- was placed on file.

Reports of a Committee.

By Mr. Kennedy, for the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure, on petition, a Bill to authorize the city of Northampton to issue an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (Senate, No. 1962) [Local approval received];
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition (accompanied by bill Senate, No. 1945), a Bill to authorize the town of Webster to issue one additional all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises of 41 Worcester Road (Senate, No. 1989) [Local approval received on Senate, No. 1945]; and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition (accompanied by bill Senate, No. 1946), a Bill to authorize the town of Webster to issue five additional all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises designated for use in the downtown's "slum and blight" Main Street area (Senate, No. 1990) [Local approval received on Senate, No. 1946];
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Messages were severally referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to granting, updating, and revising defense policies of the Commonwealth (House, No. 3868);
To the committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Message from His Excellency the Governor (under Section 8 of Article LXXXIX of the Amendments to the Constitution) recommending legislation relative to the assessment of betterments for improvements to private ways in the town of Harwich (House, No. 3869);
To the committee on Revenue.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross) “congratulating Jarrett Eoin Huddleston on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross) “congratulating Matthew Christopher Huddleston on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout.”

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 authorizing the town of Andover to exchange certain parcels of land (House, No. 3483, changed) its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading),-- 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 Jennifer L. Flanagan for legislation relative to rent escrow.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on the Judiciary.

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 Thomas M. McGee, Robert F. Fennell, Steven M. Walsh, Lori A. Ehrlich and others for legislation to establish sick leave bank for Angela Furey, an employee of the Trial Court.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on the Judiciary.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

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

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3877) of Kevin G. Honan relative to reviving and continuing the special task force (including members of the General Court) established (under Section 4 of Chapter 194 of the Acts of 2012) to study ways in which the Commonwealth can encourage the prevention of unnecessary vacancies following foreclosures;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Financial Services.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3878) of John J. Binienda and Michael O. Moore for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Rebecca Paylor, an employee of the Department of Children and Families;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Service.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3879) of Eugene L. O'Flaherty relative to a certain parcel of land in the Charlestown neighborhood of the city of Boston;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.

Emergency Preamble Adopted.

An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Katrina Aliengena, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services (see Senate, No. 1960, amended), 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 2 to 0.
The bill was signed by the Acting President (Mr. Donnelly) and sent to the House for enactment.

Engrossed Bills.

The following engrossed bills (both of which originated in the Senate), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, were severally passed to be enacted and were signed by the Acting President (Mr. Donnelly) and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:

Amending the charter of the town of Sandwich (see Senate, No. 1884); and

Establishing a sick leave bank for Katrina Aliengena, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services (see Senate, No. 1960, amended).

A Bill authorizing the town of Wellesley to grant six licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 3866,-- on House, No. 3832) [Local approval received on House, No. 3832],-- was read.
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, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act authorizing the town of Wellesley to place a question on the town election ballot authorizing the town to grant 6 licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises”.

The House Bill relative to election laws (House, No. 3788, amended),— came from the House with the endorsement that the House had NON-concurred in the Senate amendment (striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text contained in Senate, No. 1981) and had asked for a committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two branches; and that Representatives Murphy of Weymouth, Moran of Brighton and Frost of Auburn had been appointed the committee on the part of the House.
On motion of Mr. Tarr, the Senate insisted on its amendment and concurred in the appointment of a committee of conference; and Senators Finegold, DiDomenico and Hedlund were appointed on the part of the Senate.
The bill was returned to the House endorsed accordingly.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill authorizing the town of Wellesley to place a question on the town election ballot authorizing the town to grant 6 licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises (see House, No. 3866) (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 (Mr. Donnelly) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

Time of Meeting.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,--

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Thursday next at one o’clock P.M., in a full formal session with a calendar.

On motion of the same Senator, at seven minutes before twelve o’clock noon, the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at one o’clock P.M.