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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, March 3, 2014.

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

Report of a Committee.

By Ms. O’Connor Ives, for the committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development, on petition (accompanied by bill Senate, No. 1630), a Bill relative to the protection of the commercial value of artists, entertainers and other notable personalities (Senate, No. 2022);
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. Ross) “congratulating Gianna M. Desrochers on receiving the Gold Award”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross) “congratulating Monique R. Desrochers on receiving the Gold Award”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross) “congratulating Melissa A. Mirza on receiving the Gold Award.”

Communication.

The Clerk read the following communication:

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
MASSACHUSETTS SENATE

March 3, 2014

William F. Welch
Clerk of the Senate
Room 335, State House
Boston, MA 02133

Dear Mr. Clerk,

On Thursday, February 6, 2014, I was unable to be present for Roll Call #248 relating to Senate Bill 2001. Had I been present, I would have voted in the negative. I was also unable to be present for Roll Call #249 relating to Senate Bill 2001. Had I been present I would have voted in the affirmative.
I respectfully request that this letter be printed in the Senate Journal as part of the official record. Thank you for your assistance.

Saludos,
SONIA CHANG-DIAZ,
Second Suffolk District.

On motion of Mr. Tarr, the above communication was ordered printed in the Journal of the Senate.

Matters 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 exempting part-time call firefighters in the town of Athol from the civil service law (Senate, No. 1930),-- 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.

The House Bill eliminating the board of public works of the town of Acushnet (House, No. 3834),-- was read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3922) of F. Jay Barrows, Louis L. Kafka and Elizabeth A. Poirier for legislation to designate a certain underpass in the town of Mansfield as the patrolman Walter P. Langley memorial underpass ,-- was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Transportation.

Emergency Preambles Adopted.

An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Margaret C. Henderson, an employee of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (see House, No. 45), 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. McGee) and sent to the House for enactment.

An engrossed Bill relative to the terms of certain bonds to be issued by the Commonwealth (see House Bill, printed in House, No. 3880), 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. McGee) and sent to the House for enactment.
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 (Mr. McGee) and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:
Authorizing the town of Arlington to establish a special account for the purchase, installation and maintenance of public works of art (see Senate, No. 1794);
Establishing a sick leave bank for Margaret C. Henderson, an employee of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (see House, No. 45); and
Relative to the terms of certain bonds to be issued by the Commonwealth (see House Bill, printed in House, No. 3880).
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 twenty minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again tomorrow at eleven o’clock A.M.