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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014.

Met at two minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Petruccelli in the Chair).

The Chair (Mr. Petruccelli), members, guests and staff then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Report.

Report of the Bristol County Registry of Deeds (under the provisions of Section 4 of Chapter 4 of the Acts of 2003) submitting a plan for expenditure from the County Registers Technological Fund (copies will be forwarded as required to the Senate Committees on Ways and Means and Post Audit and Oversight) (received Monday, February 24, 2014),-- was placed on file.

Petition.

Ms. Forry presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Linda Dorcena Forry for legislation to authorize the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority to dispose of certain real property in the city of Boston and to release an easement upon certain real property in the city of Boston,-- and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Reports of Committees.

By Ms. Jehlen, for the committee on Elder Affairs, on Senate No. 287 and House No. 1967, a Bill relative to the regulation of skilled nursing facilities (Senate, No. 287);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill to promote the development of small house nursing homes in the Commonwealth (Senate, No. 293);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill to establish an advisory committee on residential care facilities (Senate, No. 294);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to adult family homes (Senate, No. 302); and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill to create a statewide assisted living facility master plan (Senate, No. 307);
Severally referred, under Joint Rule 1E, to the committee on Health Care Financing.

By Mr. McGee, for the committee on Transportation, on petition, a Bill to authorize the Massachusetts Highway Department to grant certain easements in the town of Petersham (Senate, No. 1927) [Local approval received];
Read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. McGee, for the committee on Transportation, on petition, a Bill to designate Route 18 in New Bedford to honor the Edward M. Kennedy Historical Waterfront Boulevard (Senate, No. 1683); and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill to designate a certain bridge in the town of Andover as the Andover Veterans of the Iraqi and Afghanistan War Memorial Bridge (Senate, No. 1967);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.
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 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),-- and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.
Under Senate Rule 36, the report was considered forthwith and accepted.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

A Message from His Excellency the Governor (under Section 8 of Article LXXXIX of the Amendments to the Constitution) recommending legislation authorizing the town of Scituate to establish the date of its annual town election (printed in House, No. 3911),-- was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Election Laws.

A Bill to regulate real estate appraisal management companies (House, No. 3849,-- on House., No. 992),-- was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

A Bill relative to the Parks and Recreation Commission in the town of Hardwick (House, No. 3818,-- on petition) [Local approval received],-- was read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

A communication from the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, informing the Senate of the following changes in Joint Committee assignments:
That, under the provisions of House Rule 18A, he had appointed Representative Vieira of Falmouth to the committee on Rules to fill the existing vacancy;
That Representative Dooley of Norfolk had been appointed to the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure to fill the existing vacancy;
That Representative Susan Williams Gifford of Wareham had been appointed (ranking member) to the committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies;
That Representative Vieira of Falmouth had been relieved of duty (at his own request) from the committee on Education and that Representative Dooley of Norfolk had been appointed to said committee to fill the vacancy; and
That Representative Cole of Peabody had been appointed to the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight to fill the existing vacancy,-- was placed on file.

Reports of a Committee.

By Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Alexander Rodriguez, an employee of the Trial Court (Senate, No. 1968),-- ought to pass.
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.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

By Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Angela Furey, an employee of the Trial Court (Senate, No. 1998),-- ought to pass.
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.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

By Mr. Brewer for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill improving drinking water and wastewater infrastructure (Senate, No. 1947) (the committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets having recommended that the bill be amended by substituting a new draft with the same title, Senate, No. 2013),-- ought to pass with an amendment substituting a new draft with the sane title (Senate, No. 2016).

Order Adopted.

Mr. Brewer offered the following order, to wit:
Ordered, That notwithstanding Senate Rule 7 or any other rule to the contrary, the Senate Bill to improve drinking water and wastewater infrastructure (Senate, No. 1947) (the committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets having recommended that the bill be amended by substituting a new draft with the same title, Senate, No. 2013, and the committee on Ways and Means having recommended that the bill be amended by substituting a new draft with the same title, Senate, No. 2016) shall be placed in the Orders of the Day for a second reading on Thursday, February 27, 2014.
All amendments shall be filed electronically in the office of the Clerk of the Senate by 3:00 P.M., on Wednesday, February 26, 2014. All such amendments shall be second-reading amendments to the recommended Senate Ways and Means new draft (Senate, No. 2016) 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.

Order Adopted.

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 six minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at one o’clock P.M.