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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, February 24, 2014.

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

Petition.

Mr. Tarr presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr and Leonard Mirra for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Laurel MacKay, an employee of the Department of Environmental Protection,-- and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Reports of Commitees.

By Mr. Petruccelli, for the committee on Financial Services, on Senate, Nos. 444, 447 and 461, an Order authorizing the joint committee on Financial Services to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to financial services issues. (Senate, No. 2014);
Referred under Joint Rule 29, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

By Mr. Timilty, for the committee on the Public Safety and Homeland Security, on petition, a Bill relative to the illegal occupation of a building (Senate, No. 1192);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill to change the composition of the Board of Fire Prevention Regulations (Senate, No. 1195); and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to zero tolerance for violence and aggression by adults at youth sporting events (Senate, No. 1200);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Committees Discharged.

Mr. Rosenberg, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the Senate Bill to establish a special commission on inmate and prisoner suicides (Senate, No. 1134),-- and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules; and
Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ways and Means, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the Senate Bill relative to terms of employment (Senate, No. 892),-- and recommending that the same be recommitted to the committee on Labor and Workforce Development;
Severally, under Senate Rule 36, the reports were considered forthwith and accepted.

Mr. Brownsberger, for the committee on Public Service, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1269) of Anthony W. Petruccelli for legislation to establish a tax credit for sewer charges paid for certain owner-occupied residencies,-- and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on the Revenue;
Under Senate Rule 36, the report was considered forthwith and accepted.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill relative to time share resale and transfer service providers (House, No. 3613,-- on House., No. 266),-- was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Bills
Relative to the grant of authority to the town of Marion (House, No. 3605,-- on petition) [Local approval received]; and
Authorizing the establishment of the Mashpee Water and Sewer District (House, No. 3767,-- on petition) Local approval received];
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Rosenberg) “congratulating the University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Music and Dance on its seventy-fifth anniversary”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Timilty) “commending Jean L. Hogan on her distinguished and dedicated career as a public servant.”

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 Stoneham to grant five additional licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 3786),-- was read a third time.
Pending the question on passing the bill to be engrossed, Mr. Kennedy presented an amendment striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 2015; and by striking out the title and inserting in place thereof the following title: “An Act authorizing the town of Stoneham to grant 5 additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises”.
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 in the amendment.

Reports of Committees.

Mr. Rosenberg, for the committee on Ethics and Rules, reported that the following matter be placed on the Orders of the Day for the next session:
The Senate Bill promoting fairness in private construction contracts (Senate, No. 873),-- was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

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 Benjamin B. Downing, Paul W. Mark and Tricia Farley-Bouvier for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Maria Elaskar-Stack, an employee of the Department of Children and Families.
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.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3910) of Claire D. Cronin relative to the penalty for illegal sales of controlled substances in the vicinity of premises providing services for substance addiction,-- was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on the Judiciary.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Richard Maynard, an employee of the Trial Court (see Senate, No. 2000) (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. Petruccelli) 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 nine minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again tomorrow at eleven o’clock A.M.