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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014.
Met according to adjournment at eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Donnelly in the Chair).
A report from the Department of Public Health (under the provisions of item 4512-0500 of Chapter 139 of the Acts of 2012) submitting a quarterly report on the status of the dental health services program (received February 6, 2014),-- was placed on file.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE
A Communication from the Department of Energy Resources (under Section 12 of Chapter 25A of the General Laws) submitting proposed amendments to regulations governing the Renewable Portfolio Standard-Class I (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3895),-- was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
A Bill establishing a board of water and sewer commissioners in the city of Newburyport (House, No. 3823,-- on petition) [Local approval received],-- was read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.
There being no objection, at one minute past eleven o’clock A.M., the Chair (Mr. Donnelly) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at ten minutes past three o’clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, Mr. Donnelly in the Chair.
The Chair (Mr. Donnelly), members, guests and staff recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
Mr. Brewer offered the following order, to wit:
Ordered, That pursuant to the provisions of Senate Rule 27A, all amendments to the supplemental appropriations bill (for original House bill, see House, No. 3899) as will be reported by the Committee on Ways and Means (striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 2010) shall be filed electronically in the office of the Clerk of the Senate by 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, February 12, 2014.
All such amendments shall be second-reading amendments to the recommended Senate Ways and Means new text (Senate, No. 2010) 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. Tarr, and the order was considered forthwith and adopted.
PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.
A Bill authorizing the town of Needham to grant certain establishments licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 3829,-- on petition) [Local approval received],-- 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 Needham to place a question on the ballot authorizing the town grant certain licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises”.
Petitions were severally referred, in concurrence, as follows, to wit:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3900) of Denise Andrews and Stephen M. Brewer for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Marycatherin Paniss, an employee of the Department of Correction;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Service.
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3901) of Frank I. Smizik relative to electricity net metering;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12 to the committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
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 fourteen minutes past three o’clock P.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at one o’clock P.M.