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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, February 10, 2014.

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

Petition.

Mr. Ross presented a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2005) of Richard J. Ross and Shawn Dooley (by vote of the town) for legislation to establish a charter for the town of Wrentham [Local approval received];
Under Senate Rule 20, referred to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3896) of William M. Straus and others (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to the appointment and removal of the harbor master in the city of New Bedford,-- was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Eldridge) “congratulating the Saint Michael Holy Ghost Society on its one hundredth anniversary.”

Taken Out of the Orders of the Day.

There being no objection, the following matters were taken out of the Orders of the Day and considered, as follows:

The Senate Bill authorizing the town of Westport to lease a certain parcel of land (Senate, No. 1961),-- was read a third time and passed to be engrossed.

The House Bill reducing the sewer betterment interest rate on repayments in the town of Easton (House, No. 3583),-- was read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

The House Bill authorizing the town of Burlington to grant additional alcoholic beverages licenses (House, No. 3688, changed),-- was read a third time.
Pending the question on passing the bill to be engrossed, Mr. Donnelly presented an amendment in section 3, by striking out the last sentence; and in section 4, by striking out, in line 23, the words “sections 12 and 77 of chapter 138 of the General Laws” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- “any general or special law to the contrary”.
The amendment was adopted.
The bill, as amended was then passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with the amendment
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Brewer for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill authorizing the division of capital asset management and maintenance to convey certain property at Northampton State Hospital (Senate, No. 1532) (the committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets having recommended that the bill be amended in section 2 by striking out the words “Chapter 7” and inserting in place thereof the words “Chapter 7C”),-- ought to pass with an amendment substituting a new draft with the sane title (Senate, No. 2006).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Richard T. Moore, and bill was read a second time.
The pending amendment, previously recommended by the committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets, was considered; and it was rejected.
The Ways and Means amendment was then considered; and it was adopted.
The bill (Senate, No. 2006) was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPER FROM HOUSE
Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Debra Saverse, an employee of the Department of Revenue (see Senate, No. 1984) (which originated in the Senate), 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. Rosenberg) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

Recess.

There being no objection, at twenty-six minutes before twelve o’clock noon, the Chair (Mr. Rosenberg) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at twelve o’clock noon, the Senate reassembled, Mr. Rosenberg in the Chair.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill relative to the special election for Representative in the General Court in the Fifth Suffolk District (House, No. 3897,-- on House, No. 652),-- 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.
Recess.
There being no objection, at one minute past twelve o’clock noon, the Chair (Mr. Rosenberg) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at twenty-one minutes before one o’clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, Mr. Richard T. Moore in the Chair (having been appointed by the President, under authority conferred by Senate Rule 4, to perform the duties of the Chair)

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

An engrossed Bill relative to the special election for Representative in the General Court in the fifth Suffolk District (see House, No. 3897), 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. Richard T. Moore) 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 (Mr. Richard T. Moore) 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 fourteen minutes before one o’clock P.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again tomorrow at eleven o’clock A.M.