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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.
Thursday, February 7, 2013.
Met at two minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Rosenberg in the Chair).
The Senator from Essex and Middlesex, Mr. Tarr, led the Chair (Mr. Rosenberg), members, guests and staff in the recitation of the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
A communication from the Honorable Bruce E. Tarr, Senate Minority Leader, announcing the following appointments to the various joint and standing committees:
|Ethics and Rules -||Knapik of Hampden and Hampshire and|
|Ross of Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex|
|Ways and Means -||Knapik of Hampden and Hampshire and|
|Ross of Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex|
|Bills in the Third Reading -||Tarr of Essex and Middlesex|
|Post Audit and Oversight -||Hedlund of Plymouth and Norfolk|
|Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets -||Knapik of Hampden and Hampshire|
|Steering and Policy -||Tarr of Essex and Middlesex|
|Global Warming and Climate Change -||Hedlund of Plymouth and Norfolk.|
Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities – Hedlund of Plymouth and Norfolk
Community Development and Small Businesses – Hedlund of Plymouth and Norfolk
Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure - Knapik of Hampden and Hampshire
Economic Development and Emerging Technologies – Ross of Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex
Education - Ross of Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex
Elder Affairs - Hedlund of Plymouth and Norfolk
Election Laws - Tarr of Essex and Middlesex
Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture - Hedlund of Plymouth and Norfolk
Financial Services - Hedlund of Plymouth and Norfolk
Health Care Financing - Tarr of Essex and Middlesex
Higher Education - Ross of Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex
Housing - Tarr of Essex and Middlesex
The Judiciary - Ross of Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex
Labor and Workforce Development - Hedlund of Plymouth and Norfolk
Mental Health and Substance Abuse - Ross of Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex
Municipalities and Regional Government - Ross of Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex
Public Health - Hedlund of Plymouth and Norfolk
Public Safety and Homeland Security - Ross of Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex
Public Service - Knapik of Hampden and Hampshire
State Administration and Regulatory Oversight – Tarr of Essex and Middlesex
Revenue - Knapik of Hampden and Hampshire
Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy – Knapik of Hampden and Hampshire
Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development – Knapik of Hampden and Hampshire
Transportation - Hedlund of Plymouth and Norfolk
Veterans and Federal Affairs - Knapik of Hampden and Hampshire
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Keenan) “congratulating the Abington High School Green Wave Football Team on their Eastern Massachusetts Division 4 Super Bowl victory.”
PAPER 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.57,-- on House, No. 43, in part),-- was read.
Mr. Brewer offered the following order, to wit:
Ordered, That notwithstanding Senate Rule 7 or any other rule to the contrary, the House Bill making appropriations for the fiscal year 2013 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects (House, No. 55, amended), shall be placed in the Orders of the Day for a second reading on Tuesday, February 12, 2013.
All amendments shall be filed electronically in the office of the Clerk of the Senate by 5:00 P.M. on Friday, February 8, 2013. All such amendments shall be second-reading amendments to the House bill but further amendments in the third degree to such amendments shall be in order. The Clerk shall further specify the procedure and format for filing all amendments, consistent with this order.
After the bill as amended is ordered to a third reading, it shall immediately be read a third time and the question shall then immediately be on passing it to be engrossed, and no amendments shall be in order at the third reading of the bill unless recommended by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading.
Under the rules, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Rosenberg, for the said committee, reported, recommending that the order ought to be adopted.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Richard T. Moore, and the order was considered forthwith and adopted.
The bill (House, No. 57) was placed in the Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 12, 2013 for a second reading.
On motion of Ms. Lovely,--
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M., and that the Clerk be directed to dispense with the printing of a calendar.
On motion of Mr. Hedlund, at six minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Monday next at eleven o’clock A. M.