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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.
Monday, March 4, 2013.
Met at one minute past eleven o’clock A.M. (Ms. Flanagan in the Chair).
The Chair (Ms. Flanagan), members, guests and staff then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
There being no objection, the Chair (Ms. Flanagan) handed the gavel to Mr. Richard T. Moore for the purpose of an introduction. Mr. Richard T. Moore then introduced, on the rostrum, Timothy Brian McLaughlin, Jr of Millville. Timothy was recognized for having been appointed to the United States Military Academy at West Point. He was presented a Senate Resolutions, was welcomed with applause and he withdrew from the Chamber.
The following communications were severally received and placed on file:
Communication from the Joint Committee on Election Laws (under the provisions of Joint Rule 1) relative to the rules of procedure for said committee for the 2013-2014 legislative session (received Tuesday, February 26, 2013);
Communication from the Joint Committee on Higher Education (under the provisions of Joint Rule 1) relative to the rules of procedure for said committee for the 2013-2014 legislative session (received Wednesday, February 27, 2013);
Communication from the Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse (under the provisions of Joint Rule 1) relative to the rules of procedure for said committee for the 2013-2014 legislative session (received Wednesday, February 27, 2013); and
Communication from the Joint Committee on Transportation (under the provisions of Joint Rule 1) relative to the rules of procedure for said committee for the 2013-20140 legislative session (received Wednesday, February 27, 2013).
A report of the Bristol County Registry of Deeds (under the provisions of Section 4 of Chapter 4 of the Acts of 2003) submitting its 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 in the Office of the Clerk of the Senate on Monday, March 4, 2013),-- was placed on file.
Mr. Michael O. Moore presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael O. Moore and Paul K. Frost for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Celia Gentile, an employee of the Department of Correction;
Referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Eldridge) “congratulating Symphony Pro Musica on the thirtieth anniversary of its founding”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Thomas Mealey on his retirement from the Department of Developmental Services.”
PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.
A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3287) of Patricia A. Haddad relative to special education funding,-- was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Education.
On motion of Mr. Richard T. Moore,--
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M.
Adjourn In Memory of James F. Arsenault
The Senator from Essex and Middlesex, Mr. Tarr moved that when the Senate adjourns today, it does so in memory of James F. Arsenault of North Reading, who passed away on February 12, 2013 at his home.
James, a United States Army veteran, served his country during World War II in Naples-Foggia, Central Europe, and Rome-Arne. James later authored and published Brothers of War, detailing his experience as a Prisoner of War in Germany. James was the former owner of Pinewood Gardens in North Reading from 1960 to 1983. He was a member of St. Theresa’s Church and the V.F.W. in North Reading. Jim had many friends at the Colonial Gardens in Beverly and at the Coffee Beans Group in North Reading.
Surviving James are: 3 daughters, Mary Ann, Joanne, and Donna as well as their families, and his siblings, Anna, Agnes, Jean, Laurence, David, Walter, Rita, and Rose, great-granddaughter, Ariana DeRosa of North Andover, eight grandsons, sister and brother-in-laws, and many nieces and nephews.
Accordingly, as a mark of respect in memory of James F. Arsenault, at eight minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., on motion of Mr. Ross, the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at eleven o’clock A.M.