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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Monday, March 18, 2013.

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

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

Petition.

Petitions were severally presented and referred, as follows
By Ms. Candaras, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Gale D. Candaras for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Irene Archambault, an employee of the Trial Court.
By, Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael J. Rodrigues, David B. Sullivan, Alan Silvia and Paul A. Schmid, III for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Jeffrey Cowell, an employee of the Department of Correction.
Severally referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to financing improvements to the Commonwealth’s transportation system (House, No. 3327),- was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Transportation.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3325) of Tricia Farley-Bouvier (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to prohibit heavy commercial vehicles from traveling on certain streets in the city of Pittsfield,- was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Transportation.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Hedlund) “congratulating Griffin Thomas Howard on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Hedlund) “congratulating Lewis Christopher Kerrebrock on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross and Ms. Creem) “congratulating Jonathan Isaac Chisholm on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross and Ms. Creem) “congratulating Tucker Edward Crow on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross and Ms. Creem) “congratulating Brent Lindner Kelley on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross and Ms. Creem) “congratulating Michael R. Peckham on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross, Ms. Creem and Mr. Rush) “congratulating Scott Richard Groux on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross) “congratulating Christopher Allin Ouellet on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross) “congratulating Konrad Richard Scott-Ludwig on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross) “congratulating Thompson Wyatt Scott-Ludwig on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Rosenberg) “congratulating Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture on the occasion of its twentieth anniversary”; and
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Spilka) “congratulating Timothy Michael Auen on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout.”

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 Sal N. DiDomenico for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Cheryl A. Cole, an employee of the Office of Medicaid
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Ms. O’Connor Ives, 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 Thursday next at one o’clock P.M., in a full formal session.

Adjourn In Memory of A. Scott Leavitt

The Senator from Essex and Middlesex, Mr. Tarr, moved that when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn in memory of A. Scott Leavitt of Rowley.

A. Scott Leavitt of Rowley passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2013 following a battle with cancer.

Scott most recently was the Tree Warden for the town of Rowley, and for the past 20 years the town’s Highway Surveyor.  Scott was educated in local schools, and then served for ten years in the National Guard.  He was a proud and longtime member of Rowley Veteran’s Association. 

Scott is survived by his wife Lea Ann (Buckley) Leavitt of Rowley, four children, two brothers, two sisters, two grandchildren and a large extended family.

Accordingly, as a mark of respect in memory of A. Scott Leavitt, at ten minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., on motion of Mr. Tarr, the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at one o’clock P.M.