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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Thursday, February 20, 2014.

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

Reports of Commitees.

By Mr. Timilty, for the committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security, on petition, a Resolve to establish a special commission on inmate and prisoner suicides (Senate, No 1134);
Read and, under Joint Rule 29, referred to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

By Mr. Joyce, for the committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets, that the Senate Bill to improve drinking water and wastewater infrastructure (Senate, No. 1947),-- ought to pass, with an amendment substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2013);
Under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means, with an amendment pending.

By Mr. Joyce, for the committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets, that the House Bill relative to providing the terms of certain bonds financing the production and preservation of housing for low and moderate income residents (House, No. 3880),-- ought to pass;
Under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. Timilty, for the committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security, on Senate No. 1118 and House No. 2125, a Bill relative to criminal justice training regarding persons with autism spectrum disorder (Senate, No. 1118);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill to establish regional lockup facilities (Senate, No. 1130);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill to establish the Correctional Officers' Procedural Bill of Rights (Senate, No. 1154);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill to create a pilot program for repeat offenders driving under the influence (Senate, No. 1174);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to hoisting in-service training programs and short-term rental entities (Senate, No. 1182);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to amusement devices (Senate, No. 1184);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to the recreational tramway board (Senate, No. 1185);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to public warehousemen (Senate, No. 1186);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to police training (Senate, No. 1189) (Representative Vieira of Falmouth dissenting);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to police details (Senate, No. 1190); and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate Nos. 1125 and 1171, a Bill to prevent shackling and promote safe pregnancies for female inmates (Senate, No. 2012);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Committee Discharged.

Mr. Rosenberg, for the committee on Ethics and Rules, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the Senate Bill relative to tip pooling (Senate, No. 887),-- and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on the Ways and Means;
Under Senate Rule 36, the report was considered forthwith and accepted.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE

A Bill relative to enhancing access to services for mental health treatment (House, No. 3704,-- on House., No. 1002),-- was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-
Resolutions (filed by Mr. McGee) “congratulating the town of Lynnfield on its two hundredth anniversary”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating May Flower Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons on one hundred and fifty continuous years of fellowship”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Sarah Rodrigues White on the occasion of her one hundredth birthday.”

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 Webster to issue 1 additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises of 41 Worcester road (Senate, No. 1989) (its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading),-- was read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

The Senate Bill authorizing the town of Webster to issue 5 additional alcoholic beverage licenses to be drunk on the premises located in a specific area, known as “Downtown Webster 2010 Slum and Blight Inventory” (Senate, No. 1990) (its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading),-- was read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for 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 Sal N. DiDomenico and Thomas M. McGee for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Cynthia Salsman, an employee of the Soldiers’ Home in Massachusetts.
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 Public Service.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE
Engrossed Bills.

The following engrossed bills (the first 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 (Ms. Spilka) and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:
Further limiting the liability of persons rendering certain medical care (see Senate, No. 1993);
Authorizing the town of Ashland to establish an enterprise fund (see House, No. 3627);
Establishing a sick leave bank for Carol L. Clark, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services (see House, No. 3830); and
Authorizing the city of Salem to convert 1 seasonal license to an annual license for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises (see House, No. 3831, changed).

Emergency Preamble Adopted.

An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Richard Maynard, an employee of the Trial Court (see Senate, No. 2000), 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. Spilka) and sent to the House for enactment.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Timilty,--

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. Tarr, at thirteen minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M.