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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014.

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

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

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3919) of Denise Provost, Patricia D. Jehlen and others (with the approval of the mayor and board of aldermen) relative to the charter of the city of Somerville,-- was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.

A Bill establishing a parks and fields capital enhancements special revenue fund in the city of Marlborough (House, No. 3862,-- on petition) [Local approval received],-- was read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Report of the committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2995) of Peter V. Kocot relative to the Connecticut River rowing facility,-- and recommending that the same be referred to the House committee on Ways and Means,-- was considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence.

Reports 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 Marc R. Pacheco, Patricia A. Haddad and Shaunna O'Connell for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Cary Crossman, an employee of the Department of Transportation.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Lovely, 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.

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 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.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Lovely, 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.

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 Michael F. Rush, Bruce J. Ayers, Edward F. Coppinger, Claire D. Cronin and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to home modifications for seniors.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Lovely, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Revenue.

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 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.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Lovely, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.

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 Michael J. Rodrigues for legislation to reduce the cost of solar power through increased competition.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Lovely, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.

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 Stephen M. Brewer and Todd M. Smola for legislation to establish a special commission to identify, preserve and commemorate historic roadways in Massachusetts.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Lovely, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Transportation.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were severally referred, in concurrence, as follows, to wit:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3924) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr. relative to the disclosure of visual images of a person without his or her consent;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on the Judiciary.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3923) of Umberto Dias relative to real property tax exemptions;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Revenue.

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill financing improvements to the Commonwealth’s transportation system (House, No. 3882) (the committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets having recommended that the bill be amended by substituting a new text numbered 2018) reported that the pending Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets recommended new text (Senate, No, 2018) be amended by striking out the text and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 2023.

Order Adopted.

Mr. Brewer offered the following order, to wit:

Ordered, That notwithstanding Senate Rule 7 or any other rule to the contrary, the House Bill financing improvements to the Commonwealth’s transportation system (House, No. 3882) (the committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets having recommended that the bill be amended by striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 2018, and the committee on Ways and Means having recommended that the bill be amended by striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 2023) shall be placed in the Orders of the Day for a second reading on Thursday, March 6, 2014.

All amendments shall be filed electronically in the office of the Clerk of the Senate by 3:00 P.M., on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. All such amendments shall be second-reading amendments to the recommended Senate Ways and Means new text (Senate, No. 2023) 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 Ms. Lovely, and the order was considered forthwith and adopted.
The bill (House, No. 3882), was then placed in the Orders of the Day for a second reading on Thursday, March 6, with the Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets new text (Senate, No. 2018) and the Ways and Means new text (Senate, No. 2023) pending.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Lovely,--

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