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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

 

Thursday, March 13, 2014.

Met according to adjournment at one o’clock P.M. (Mr. Richard T. Moore in the Chair).

 

Distinguished Guests.

There being no objection, the President handed the gavel to Mr. Keenan for the purpose of an introduction.  Mr. Keenan then introduced, in the rear of the Chamber, family members of Sergeant Daniel M. Vasselian, who was killed in action on December 23, 2013, while in service to his nation with the United States Marine Corps in the Helmand Province, Afghanistan.  The Senate welcomed his wife Erin, parents Mark and Karen, sisters Jeannine and Julianne, father-in-law David Doyle, mother-in-law Trisha Doyle, aunt Kerry Reilly, uncle Billy Connor and friend and fellow Marine Mike Duchini. They were accompanied by Colonel Frank McGurn, representing the Adjutant General Rice.  The Senate applauded the heroic efforts of Sergeant Vasselian and his family withdrew from the Chamber.

Communications.

The following communications were severally received and placed on file to wit:

Communication from Martin J. Benison, Comptroller, submitting a copy of the Massachusetts’s Single Audit Report (A-133) and Management Letter for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013 (received March 12, 2014); and

Communication from Martin J. Benison, Comptroller (under the provisions of Section 6B of Chapter 29 of the General Laws) submitting a copy of submitting a copy the quarterly report on the status of federal funds applied for, received and expended(received March 6, 2014).

Petitions.

Petitions were severally presented and referred, as follows:

By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2040) of  Jennifer L. Flanagan and Harold P. Naughton, Jr. (by vote of the town) for legislation to provide for recall elections in the town of Lancaster [Local approval received];

Under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Election Laws.

Mr. Donnelly presented a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2042) of Kenneth J. Donnelly, James J. Dwyer and Jay R. Kaufman (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation relative to the disability retirement of Woburn police officer Robert DeNapoli [Local approval received];

Under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Public Service.

Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

 

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Wolf, for the committee on Labor and Workforce Development, on Senate, Nos. 856, 860, 863, 880, 881, 893 and 896 and House Nos. 1722, 1768, 1777 and 3396, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Labor and Workforce Development to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate and House documents relative to  labor and workforce development issues (Senate, No. 2036); and

By Ms. Lovely, for the committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse, on Senate, Nos. 902, 905, 906, 909, 910, 922 and 923, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to mental health and substance abuse issues (Senate, No. 2038) (Representative O’Connell of Taunton dissenting on Senate Nos. 909, 910 and 923);

Severally, under Joint Rule 29, referred to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

 

By Ms. Lovely, for the committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse, on petition, a Bill to ensure parity for mental health and substance abuse treatment (Senate, No. 1959, changed in line 10 by striking out the word “care” and inserting in place thereof the following “insurance coverage for services”); and

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill to reduce prescription drug tampering and abuse (Senate, No. 1965, changed in line 8 by inserting after the word “are” the following “considered interchangeable by virtue of chemical equivalence or similarity in active ingredient or moiety”; and in line 9 by inserting after the word “tamper-resistant” the following “or abuse deterrent”);

Severally referred, under Joint Rule 1E, to the committee on Health Care Financing.

 

By Mr. Downing, for the committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy, on Senate No. 1573 and House No. 2941, a Bill relative to energy efficient lighting (Senate, No. 2041);

Read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

 

By Mr. Brownsberger, for the committee on Public Service, on petition, a Bill to relative to providing the next of kin of a state police officer killed in the line of duty with a flag during the memorial service (Senate, No. 1202);

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 relative to authorizing the joint committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate and House documents relative to veterans and federal affairs issues (Senate, No. 2034),-- 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.

 

Mr. Rush, for the committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1750) of Daniel A. Wolf, James B. Eldridge, William N. Brownsberger, Michael Barrett and other members of the General Court for the adoption of resolutions to amend the federal budget,-- and recommending that the same be referred to the Senate committee on Way and Means;

Under Senate Rule 36, the report was considered forthwith and accepted.

Sent to the House for concurrence in the discharge of the joint committee.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill authorizing the late filing of a tax abatement application for the Amherst Committee for a Better Chance, Inc. (House, No. 3817,-- on petition) [Local approval received],-- was read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

 

There being no objection, at one minute past one o’clock P.M., the Chair (Mr. Richard T. Moore) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at twenty-seven minutes before two o’clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, the President in the Chair.

The President, members, guests and staff then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Creem) “commending the Wellesley Fire Department for its heroic and ethical service to the town of Wellesley”;

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Forry and Ms. Murray) “celebrating the International Day of Francophonie”;

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Lovely) “congratulating Meghan Duggan, United States Women's Olympic Ice Hockey Team Captain, on her accomplishments”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Richard T. Moore) “congratulating Heather Demers on being named a Distinguished Finalist in the 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Award Program.”

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE
Engrossed Bill—State Loan.

An engrossed Bill encouraging the improvement, expansion and development of military installations in the Commonwealth (see House, No. 3736, amended) (which originated in the House), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, was put upon its final passage; and, this being a bill providing for the borrowing of money, in accordance with the provisions of Section 3 of Article LXII of the Amendments to the Constitution, the question on passing it to be enacted was determined by a call of the yeas and nays, at  twenty-six minutes before two o’clock P.M., as follows to wit (yeas 35 - nays 2)  [Yeas and Nays No. 272]:

YEAS.

Barrett, Michael J.

Lovely, Joan B.

Brewer, Stephen M.

McGee, Thomas M.

Brownsberger, William N.

Montigny, Mark C.

Candaras, Gale D.

Moore, Michael O.

Chandler, Harriette L.

Moore, Richard T.

Chang-Diaz, Sonia

O'Connor Ives, Kathleen

Creem, Cynthia Stone

Pacheco, Marc R.

DiDomenico, Sal N.

Petruccelli, Anthony

Donnelly, Kenneth J.

Rodrigues, Michael J.

Donoghue, Eileen M.

Rosenberg, Stanley C.

Downing, Benjamin B.

Ross, Richard J.

Finegold, Barry R.

Rush, Michael F.

Flanagan, Jennifer L.

Spilka, Karen E.

Forry, Linda Dorcena

Tarr, Bruce E.

Hedlund, Robert L.

Timilty, James E.

Humason, Donald F., Jr.

Welch, James T.

Joyce, Brian A.

Wolf, Daniel A. − 35.

Keenan, John F.

 

NAYS.

Eldridge, James B.

Jehlen, Patricia D. − 2.

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING.

Kennedy, Thomas P. − 1.

 

The yeas and nays having been completed at twenty-one minutes before two o’clock P.M., the bill was passed to be enacted, two-thirds of the members present having agreed to pass the same, and it was signed by the President and laid before the Governor for his approbation. 

Committee of Conference Report.

A report of the committee of conference of the disagreeing votes of the two branches, with reference to the Senate amendments to the House Bill making appropriations for the fiscal year 2014 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects  (House, No. 3903) (amended by the Senate by striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text contained in Senate document numbered 2011) reporting, in part, a new draft with the same title (House, No. 3947), -- came from the House, and was read.

The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Brewer, and after remarks, the report was accepted, in concurrence.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-

The Senate Resolutions (filed by Mr. Brewer) providing for a declaration of the intent of the Senate relative to the amount and distribution of local aid to the Commonwealth’s cities, towns and regional school districts for fiscal year 2015; provided, further that timely notice to cities, towns and regional school districts relative to the amounts of school and municipal aid is essential for an orderly and rational budget process at the local level (Senate, No. 2039),-- were considered, the question being on adoption of the resolutions.

After remarks and pending the question on adoption of the resolutions, Messrs. Tarr, Hedlund, Ross and Humason moved that the resolutions be amended by striking the first paragraph in its entirety and inserting in place thereof the following:-
Resolved, that, notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, it shall be the intent of the Senate to fund total Chapter 70 and Unrestricted General Government Aid at the same percentage of the overall budget in Fiscal Year 2015 as was allocated in Fiscal Year 2014, or at 15.4 percent of the overall budget.  The following Chapter 70 and Unrestricted General Government Aid amounts shall be distributed in Fiscal Year 2015 as listed below; provided, however, that the amounts shall be adjusted so that the final numbers reflect an amount that is equivalent to 15.4 percent of the overall budget in Fiscal Year 2015.”

After debate, the question on adoption of the amendment was determined by a call of the yeas and nays, at six minutes past two o’clock P.M., on motion of Mr. Tarr, as follows, to wit (yeas 6 – nays 32)[Yeas and Nays No. 273]:

YEAS.

Hedlund, Robert L.

Ross, Richard J.

Humason, Donald F., Jr.

Tarr, Bruce E.

Pacheco, Marc R.

Timilty, James E. − 6.

NAYS.

Barrett, Michael J.

Joyce, Brian A.

Brewer, Stephen M.

Keenan, John F.

Brownsberger, William N.

Kennedy, Thomas P.

Candaras, Gale D.

Lovely, Joan B.

Chandler, Harriette L.

McGee, Thomas M.

Chang-Diaz, Sonia

Montigny, Mark C.

Creem, Cynthia Stone

Moore, Michael O.

DiDomenico, Sal N.

Moore, Richard T.

Donnelly, Kenneth J.

O'Connor Ives, Kathleen

Donoghue, Eileen M.

Petruccelli, Anthony

Downing, Benjamin B.

Rodrigues, Michael J.

Eldridge, James B.

Rosenberg, Stanley C.

Finegold, Barry R.

Rush, Michael F.

Flanagan, Jennifer L.

Spilka, Karen E.

Forry, Linda Dorcena

Welch, James T.

Jehlen, Patricia D.

Wolf, Daniel A. − 32.

The yeas and nays having been completed at nine minutes past two o’clock P.M., the amendment was rejected.

Messrs. Tarr, Hedlund, Ross and Humason moved that the resolutions be amended by inserting the following at the end thereof:- “and be it further
Resolved, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, it shall be the intent of the Senate that sufficient funds be appropriated to the special education reimbursement program established by section 5A of chapter 71B of the General Laws to reimburse school districts for eligible instructional costs at rate not less than 75 percent of all the approved costs that exceed 4 times the state average per pupil foundation budget, as defined in chapter 70 of the General Laws, for Fiscal Year 2014.”

After remarks, the amendment was rejected.

Messrs. Tarr, Hedlund, Ross and Humason moved that the resolutions be amended by inserting the text of Senate document numbered 2046, relative to minimum per pupil allotment.

After debate, the question on adoption of the amendment was determined by a call of the yeas and nays, at twenty-one minutes past two o’clock P.M., on motion of Mr. Humason, as follows, to wit (yeas 6 – nays 32)[Yeas and Nays No. 274]:

YEAS.

Hedlund, Robert L.

Ross, Richard J.

Humason, Donald F., Jr.

Tarr, Bruce E.

Moore, Richard T.

Timilty, James E. − 6.

NAYS.

Barrett, Michael J.

Joyce, Brian A.

Brewer, Stephen M.

Keenan, John F.

Brownsberger, William N.

Kennedy, Thomas P.

Candaras, Gale D.

Lovely, Joan B.

Chandler, Harriette L.

McGee, Thomas M.

Chang-Diaz, Sonia

Montigny, Mark C.

Creem, Cynthia Stone

Moore, Michael O.

DiDomenico, Sal N.

O'Connor Ives, Kathleen

Donnelly, Kenneth J.

Pacheco, Marc R.

Donoghue, Eileen M.

Petruccelli, Anthony

Downing, Benjamin B.

Rodrigues, Michael J.

Eldridge, James B.

Rosenberg, Stanley C.

Finegold, Barry R.

Rush, Michael F.

Flanagan, Jennifer L.

Spilka, Karen E.

Forry, Linda Dorcena

Welch, James T.

Jehlen, Patricia D.

Wolf, Daniel A. − 32.

The yeas and nays having been completed at twenty-five minutes past two o’clock P.M., the amendment was rejected.

Messrs. Tarr, Hedlund, Ross and Humason moved that the resolutions be amended by inserting the following at the end thereof”:- “and be it further
Resolved, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, 50 percent of any of the unexpended and unencumbered balances of appropriations on June 30, 2014, or $50,000,000, whichever is less, shall be distributed to cities and towns in accordance with the distribution of the balance of the State Lottery Fund, as paid from the General Fund in accordance with clause (c) of the second paragraph of section 35 of chapter 10 of the General Laws.  The distribution authorized by this section shall be executed not later than October 31, 2014; provided further, that any funds distributed under this section shall be considered one-time funding, and shall not be considered part of a municipality’s Unrestricted General Government Aid in fiscal year 2014 and 2015; provided further, the distribution shall in no way constitute a new and continuing funding source for cities and towns.”

After debate, the question on adoption of the amendment was determined by a call of the yeas and nays, at twenty-nine minutes before three o’clock P.M., on motion of Mr. Hedlund, as follows, to wit (yeas 5 – nays 33)[Yeas and Nays No. 275]:

YEAS.

Hedlund, Robert L.

Tarr, Bruce E.

Humason, Donald F., Jr.

Timilty, James E. − 5.

Ross, Richard J.

 

NAYS.

Barrett, Michael J.

Keenan, John F.

Brewer, Stephen M.

Kennedy, Thomas P.

Brownsberger, William N.

Lovely, Joan B.

Candaras, Gale D.

McGee, Thomas M.

Chandler, Harriette L.

Montigny, Mark C.

Chang-Diaz, Sonia

Moore, Michael O.

Creem, Cynthia Stone

Moore, Richard T.

DiDomenico, Sal N.

O'Connor Ives, Kathleen

Donnelly, Kenneth J.

Pacheco, Marc R.

Donoghue, Eileen M.

Petruccelli, Anthony

Downing, Benjamin B.

Rodrigues, Michael J.

Eldridge, James B.

Rosenberg, Stanley C.

Finegold, Barry R.

Rush, Michael F.

Flanagan, Jennifer L.

Spilka, Karen E.

Forry, Linda Dorcena

Welch, James T.

Jehlen, Patricia D.

Wolf, Daniel A. − 33.

Joyce, Brian A.

 

The yeas and nays having been completed at twenty-seven minutes before three o’clock P.M., the amendment was rejected.

Messrs. Tarr, Hedlund, Ross and Humason moved that the resolutions be amended by inserting in line 3, after the word “distributed” the following words”:- “, at a minimum,”.

After debate, the question on adoption of the amendment was determined by a call of the yeas and nays, at twenty-four minutes before three o’clock P.M., on motion of Mr. Tarr, as follows, to wit (yeas 7 – nays 31)[Yeas and Nays No. 276]:

YEAS.

Hedlund, Robert L.

Ross, Richard J.

Humason, Donald F., Jr.

Tarr, Bruce E.

Moore, Michael O.

Timilty, James E. − 7.

Moore, Richard T.

 

NAYS.

Barrett, Michael J.

Joyce, Brian A.

Brewer, Stephen M.

Keenan, John F.

Brownsberger, William N.

Kennedy, Thomas P.

Candaras, Gale D.

Lovely, Joan B.

Chandler, Harriette L.

McGee, Thomas M.

Chang-Diaz, Sonia

Montigny, Mark C.

Creem, Cynthia Stone

O'Connor Ives, Kathleen

DiDomenico, Sal N.

Pacheco, Marc R.

Donnelly, Kenneth J.

Petruccelli, Anthony

Donoghue, Eileen M.

Rodrigues, Michael J.

Downing, Benjamin B.

Rosenberg, Stanley C.

Eldridge, James B.

Rush, Michael F.

Finegold, Barry R.

Spilka, Karen E.

Flanagan, Jennifer L.

Welch, James T.

Forry, Linda Dorcena

Wolf, Daniel A. − 31.

Jehlen, Patricia D.

 

The yeas and nays having been completed at twenty minutes before three o’clock P.M., the amendment was rejected.

Messrs. Tarr, Hedlund, Ross and Humason moved that the resolutions be amended by inserting the following at the end thereof”:- “and be it further
Resolved, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, it shall be the intent of the Senate that Unrestricted General Government Aid shall be increased in fiscal year 2015 by not less than the percentage, if any, by which the Consumer Price Index for fiscal year 2014 exceeds the Consumer Price Index for fiscal year 2013.”

The amendment was rejected.

The question on adoption of the resolutions was determined by a call of the yeas and nays, at nineteen minutes before three o’clock P.M., on motion of Mr. Brewer, as follows, to wit(yeas 38 — nays 0)[Yeas and Nays No. 277]:

YEAS.

Barrett, Michael J.

Keenan, John F.

Brewer, Stephen M.

Kennedy, Thomas P.

Brownsberger, William N.

Lovely, Joan B.

Candaras, Gale D.

McGee, Thomas M.

Chandler, Harriette L.

Montigny, Mark C.

Chang-Diaz, Sonia

Moore, Michael O.

Creem, Cynthia Stone

Moore, Richard T.

DiDomenico, Sal N.

O'Connor Ives, Kathleen

Donnelly, Kenneth J.

Pacheco, Marc R.

Donoghue, Eileen M.

Petruccelli, Anthony

Downing, Benjamin B.

Rodrigues, Michael J.

Eldridge, James B.

Rosenberg, Stanley C.

Finegold, Barry R.

Ross, Richard J.

Flanagan, Jennifer L.

Rush, Michael F.

Forry, Linda Dorcena

Spilka, Karen E.

Hedlund, Robert L.

Tarr, Bruce E.

Humason, Donald F., Jr.

Timilty, James E.

Jehlen, Patricia D.

Welch, James T.

Joyce, Brian A.

Wolf, Daniel A. − 38.

NAYS − 0.

The yeas and nays having been completed at seventeen minutes before three o’clock P.M., the resolutions were adopted.

Matters Taken Out of the Notice Section of the Calendar.

There being no objection, the following matters were taken out of the Orders of the Day and considered as follows:

The House Bill authorizing the city of Beverly to issue additional liquor licenses (House, No. 3739),-- was read a third time.
Pending the question on passing the bill to be engrossed, Ms. Lovely moved that the bill be amended in section 1, by striking out, in line 6, the words “to Stephen K. Cross, d/b/a Happy Clam Seafood Café,”; by inserting after the first sentence the following sentence:- “Upon issuance of the license authorized in this act to be granted to, Wicked Art Bar, LLC, Wicked Art Bar, LLC shall surrender to the licensing authority the seasonal license it currently holds.”; and in said section 1, by inserting after the word “revenue”, in line 16, the following words:- “and a letter from the department of unemployment assistance”.
The amendment as adopted.
The bill, as amended, was then passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with the amendment.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.

The Senate Bill authorizing the city of Northampton to issue an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (Senate, No. 1962),-- was read a third time.
Pending the question on passing the bill to be engrossed, Mr. Rosenberg moved that the bill be amended in section 1, by striking out, in lines 10 and 11, the words “not in use for at least 6 consecutive months” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- “no longer in use”.
The amendment as adopted.
The bill (Senate, No. 1962, amended) was then passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Orders of the Day.

The Orders of the Day were considered as follows:
The House Bill establishing a parks and fields capital enhancements special revenue fund in the city of Marlborough (House, No. 3862),-- was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Eldridge, and the bill was read a third time and passed to be engrossed, 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 Michael Saija for legislation to preserve pharmacy jobs in Massachusetts.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Finegold, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Health Care Financing.

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 John F. Keenan and Mark J. Cusack for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Michael J. Donoghue, an employee of the Norfolk County Sheriff's Office.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Finegold, 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 Stephen M. Brewer and Anne M. Gobi (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to authorizing the transfer of certain parcels of land in the town of Hubbardston.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Finegold, 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.
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. 3956) of Tom Sannicandro for legislation to create a transitional aid to families with dependent children career pathways trust fund;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Higher Education.
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3957) of John J. Binienda for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Christine Green, an employee of the Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital;
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3958) of Angelo M. Scaccia for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Anne Federico, an employee of the Department of Public Health; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3959) of Theodore C. Speliotis, Joan B. Lovely and others for legislation to authorize employees of the Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School District to participate in certain benefit programs administered by the Commonwealth;
Severally, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Service.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill authorizing the Department of Fish and Game to exchange the release of a conservation restriction held over certain property in the town of Winchendon for the conveyance of other property in the same town (Senate, No. 1455),-- ought to pass with an amendment substituting a new draft entitled “An Act authorizing the Department of Fish and Game to release a certain conservation restriction on certain property in exchange for acquiring a certain parcel of land in the town of Winchendon” (Senate, No. 2044).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Brewer, and the bill was read a second time and amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means. The bill (Senate, No. 2044) was then 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 House Bill relative to strengthening campaign finance reporting requirements (House, No. 3760),-- ought to pass with an amendment by striking out, in line 1, the words “SECTION 1.”; and by striking out section 2.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Finegold, and the bill was read a second time and amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means.
The bill, as amended was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with the amendment.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.

Mr. Rosenberg, for the committee on Ethics and Rules, reported that the following matter be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session:
The Senate Bill relative to the University of Massachusetts Police Department (Senate, No. 1152) (the committee on Ethics and Rules recommending that the bill be amended by substituting a new draft with the same title, Senate, No. 2045).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Michael O. Moore, and the bill was read a second time, and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ethics and Rules.
The bill (Senate, No. 2045) was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE
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 President and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:
Regulating sewer betterment assessments in the town of Falmouth (see Senate, No. 1939, amended);
Relative to the membership of the Conservation Commission of the town of Dedham (see House, No. 3518); and
Relative to the Parks and Recreation Commission in the town of Hardwick (see House, No. 3818).

Emergency Preamble Adopted.

An engrossed Bill making appropriations for the fiscal year 2014 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects (see House, No. 3947), 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 15 to 0.
The bill was signed by the President and sent to the House for enactment.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Keenan,--
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M., and that the Clerk be directed to dispense with the printing of a calendar.

Moment of Silence.

At the request of the President, the members, guests and staff stood in a moment of silence and reflection to the memory of Marine Corps Sergeant Daniel M. Vasselian of Abington.

Adjourn In Memory of Marine Corps Sergeant Daniel M. Vasselian.

The Senator from Norfolk and Plymouth, Mr. Keenan moved that when the Senate adjourns today, it do so in memory of Marine Corps Sergeant Daniel M. Vasselian of Abington. Sergeant Daniel M. Vasselian was killed in action on December 23, 2013, while in service to his nation with the United States Marine Corps in the Helmand province, Afghanistan. Sergeant Vasselian graduated from Abington High School in 2004 and enlisted with the Marine Corps in 2006. As a Marine infantryman, he served tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines; followed by service as a combat instructor in Quantico, Virginia. Sergeant Vasselian’s final duty station was with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines at Camp Lejeune. He deployed with this unit to Afghanistan, where he was killed in action on December 23, 2013. He was 27 years old, and was serving his third tour of duty in combat. Daniel’s loss is deeply felt in his home town of Abington, a tightly-knit community that is still home to his wife, family, and childhood friends. He is remembered as a young man with a fun-loving personality, and also as a loyal friend, who loved his home, his country and his fellow Marines. Sergeant Vasselian was returned home on January 2, 2014, to an outpouring of love and solemn respects from all corners of the Commonwealth. His life and his memory will surely be a source of great pride to the town of Abington, and to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, for generations to come. Daniel Vasselian is survived by his loving wife Erin (Doyle) Vasselian; his parents Mark and Karen; siblings Jeannine, Julianne and Joseph; his niece Shaelyn and nephew Cayleb; his grandmother Jeanne Vasselian; his grandfather Thomas P. Connor; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Accordingly, as a mark of respect in memory of Sergeant Daniel M. Vasselian, at one minute before three o’clock PM, on motion of Mr. Keenan, the Senate adjourned to meet again on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M.