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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Thursday, March 7, 2013.

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

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

Communications.

The following communications were severally received and placed on file:

Communication from the Honorable Therese Murray, President of the Senate, announcing the appointment (pursuant to Section 69 of Chapter 3, as most recently amended by Section 2 of Chapter 461 of the Acts of 2012) of Senator Patricia D. Jehlen to the Commission on the Status of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren;

Communication from the Honorable Martha Coakley, Attorney General, announcing her appointment of Stephen M. Adams, Deputy Chief of the Insurance and Unemployment Fraud Division (pursuant to Section 6 of Chapter 54 of the Acts of 2005) to the Civil Infraction Commission;

Communication from the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure (under the provisions of Joint Rule 1) relative to the rules of procedure for said committee for the 2013-2014 legislative session (received Wednesday, March 6, 2013);

Communication from the Joint Committee on Education (under the provisions of Joint Rule 1) relative to the rules of procedure for said committee for the 2013-2014 legislative session (received Tuesday, March 5, 2013);

Communication from the Joint Committee on Elder Affairs (under the provisions of Joint Rule 1) relative to the rules of procedure for said committee for the 2013-2014 legislative session (received Wednesday, March 6, 2013);

Communication from the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture (under the provisions of Joint Rule 1) relative to the rules of procedure for said committee for the 2013-20140 legislative session (received Wednesday, March 6, 2013);

Communication from the Joint Committee on Financial Services (under the provisions of Joint Rule 1) relative to the rules of procedure for said committee for the 2013-2014 legislative session (received Tuesday, March 5, 2013);

Communication from the Joint Committee on Housing (under the provisions of Joint Rule 1) relative to the rules of procedure for said committee for the 2013-2014 legislative session (received Monday, March 4, 2013);

Communication from the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development (under the provisions of Joint Rule 1) relative to the rules of procedure for said committee for the 2013-2014 legislative session (received Wednesday, March 6, 2013);

Communication from the Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government (under the provisions of Joint Rule 1) relative to the rules of procedure for said committee for the 2013-2014 legislative session (received Wednesday, March 6, 2013);

Communication from the Joint Committee on Public Health (under the provisions of Joint Rule 1) relative to the rules of procedure for said committee for the 2013-2014 legislative session (received Thursday, March 7, 2013);

Communication from the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security (under the provisions of Joint Rule 1) relative to the rules of procedure for said committee for the 2013-2014 legislative session (received Tuesday, March 5, 2013);

Communication from the Joint Committee on Public Service (under the provisions of Joint Rule 1) relative to the rules of procedure for said committee for the 2013-2014 legislative session (received Wednesday, March 6, 2013);

Communication from the Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight (under the provisions of Joint Rule 1) relative to the rules of procedure for said committee for the 2013-2014 legislative session (received Tuesday, March 5, 2013);

Communication from the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Oversight (under the provisions of Joint Rule 1) relative to the rules of procedure for said committee for the 2013-2014 legislative session (received Wednesday, March 6, 2013);

Communication from the Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development (under the provisions of Joint Rule 1) relative to the rules of procedure for said committee for the 2013-2014 legislative session (received Wednesday, March 6, 2013); and

Communication from the Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs (under the provisions of Joint Rule 1) relative to the rules of procedure for said committee for the 2013-2014 legislative session (received Wednesday, March 6, 2013).

Report.

A report of the Plymouth 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.

Petitions.

By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Richard T. Moore, Michael O. Moore and George N. Peterson, Jr. for legislation to designate a certain bridge in the town of Northbridge as the Corporal Thomas S. Perron, USMC Memorial Bridge;

By Mr. Petruccelli (by request), a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Joseph M. McHugh for the adoption of resolutions to promote liberty and independence for Taiwan and to cultivate relations between the United States and Taiwan; and

By the same Senator (by request), a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Joseph M. McHugh for the adoption of resolutions to remember the victims of the 1947 massacre in Taiwan;
Severally referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3286) of Stephen Kulik and Stanley C. Rosenberg (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Sunderland to continue the employment of Richard E. Dickinson as a call firefighter,-- was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Public Service.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Hedlund) “congratulating Derek Aleksander Benson on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Spilka) “congratulating Ian Walter Kelley on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Spilka) “congratulating Benjamin Arthur Palleiko on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Spilka) “congratulating Daniel James Peters on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Spilka) “congratulating Meckila Theresa Britt on receiving the Gold Award of the Girls Scouts of the United States of America”;
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Spilka) “congratulating Sekinat Jumai Yusef on receiving the Gold Award of the Girls Scouts of the United States of America”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Timilty) “congratulating Beth Eby on receiving the 2013 Medfield Foundation Volunteer of the Year Award”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Timilty) “congratulating Albert Manganello, Jr. on receiving the 2013 Medfield Foundation Lifetime Achievement award”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Timilty) “congratulating Katrina Simon on receiving the 2013 Medfield Foundation Youth Volunteer of the Year Award”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Timilty) “congratulating Ann Thompson on receiving the 2013 Medfield Foundation Lifetime Achievement of the Year Award.”

Report 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 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.
Senate Rule 36 was 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.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,--

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 Chester “Chet” S. Martin

The Senator from Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester, Mr. Rosenberg, moved that when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn in memory of Chester “Chet” S. Martin of Greenfield.

Chester “Chet” S. Martin a veteran, public servant and 70-year resident of the town of Greenfield died on January 24, 2013.

Born to Joseph and Helen Martin of Hatfield, Chet was a graduate of Smith Academy and the University of Southern California. He served his country with honor as a Petty Officer in the United States Navy during World War II and the Korean War.

For over two decades Chet provided dedicated service to the Commonwealth as a Deputy Sheriff and later as Sheriff of Franklin County.

In 1948 Chet was the driving force behind the purchase of Main Street Elementary School in Greenfield for a grand total of $1, this would be converted into the home of American Legion Post #81. An active member of the American Legion and supporter of his fellow veterans, Chet served as Commander of Post #81, as a member of the State and National American Legion Committees and as Commander of the Disabled American Veterans.

Chet helped foster local economic development in Greenfield as President of the Board of Realtors of Franklin County, Trustee and Incorporator at Greenfield Savings Bank, Chairman of the Area Industrial and Development Commission and as a member of the Exchange Club.

Chester “Chet” S. Martin is survived by Josie Szelewicki, his companion of 30 years, a daughter Anne Cade of Hampton, New Hampshire, five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A son, Ronald, predeceased him on December 31, 2011.

Accordingly, as a mark of respect in memory of Chester “Chet” S. Martin, at nine minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., on motion of Mr. Tarr, the Senate adjourned to meet again on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M.