NOTICE: - While reasonable efforts have been made to assure the accuracy of the data herein, this is NOT the official version of Senate Journal. It is published to provide information in a timely manner, but has not been proofread against the events of the session for this day. All information obtained from this source should be checked against a proofed copy of the Senate Journal.


UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Thursday, March 21, 2013.

Met at four minutes past one o’clock P.M (Mr. Spilka in the Chair).

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

Petitions.

Petitions were severally presented and referred, as follows

By Ms. Lovely, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No.1756) of Joan B. Lovely and Bradford Hill for legislation to authorize the issuance of a certain license for the retail sale of bottled wine in the town of Topsfield [Local approval received];
Under Senate Rule 20, referred to the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.

By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No.1755) of Benjamin B. Downing and William Smitty Pignatelli (by vote of the town) for legislation to provide for the establishment and administration of rent regulations and the control of evictions in mobile home accommodations in the town of West Stockbridge [Local approval received];
Under Senate Rule 20, referred to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

Reports of a Committee.

By Mr. Brownsberger, for the committee on Public Service, on petition, a Bill to establish a sick leave bank Carol Poyer, an employee of the Department of Youth Services (Senate, No. 1230);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill to establish a sick leave bank for Kathleen Meinhofer, an employee of the Department of Children and Families (Senate, No. 1285);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill to establish a sick leave bank for Celia Gentile, an employee of the Department of Correction (Senate, No. 1753); and

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill to establish a sick leave bank for Steven Dupras, an employee of the Department of Mental Health (Senate, No. 1754);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3336) of Kathi-Anne Reinstein and Anthony W. Petruccelli (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to authorize the city of Revere to transfer certain parcels of land for school purposes,-- was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-
Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Richard T. Moore, Rush, Donnelly and Brewer, Ms. Candaras, Ms. Clark, Ms. Creem, Ms. Donoghue, Messrs. Downing, Eldridge and Finegold, Ms. Flanagan, Messrs. Hedlund, Montigny, and Michael O. Moore, Ms. O'Connor Ives and Messrs. Pacheco, and Rosenberg) “memorializing the Federal Government of the United States to prioritize distribution of veterans' benefits.”

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 Gale D. Candaras for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Irene Archambault, an employee of the Trial Court.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Knapik, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on the Judiciary.

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, 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.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Knapik, 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.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Messages were severally referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to authorizing the town of Milton to issue an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises of a certain restaurant (House, No. 3329);
To the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.

Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to providing for the preservation and improvement of land, parks and clean energy in the Commonwealth (House, No. 3332);
To the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.

Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to financing the production and preservation of housing for low and moderate income residents (House, No. 3333);
To the committee on Housing.

Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to encouraging the improvement, expansion and development of military installations in the Commonwealth (House, No. 3334);
To the committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to providing for capital facility repairs and improvements for the Commonwealth (House, No. 3335);
To the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.

Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to financing information technology equipment and related projects (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3330),-- came from the House, with the endorsement that the House had referred the message to the committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
On motion of Senator Timilty, the Senate NON-concurred in the reference to the committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies and referred the message to the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.

Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to supplementing certain existing capital spending authorization (accompanied by House, No. 3331),-- came from the House, with the endorsement that the House had referred the message to the committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
On motion of Senator Ross, the Senate NON-concurred in the reference to the committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies and referred the message to the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
Severally sent to the House for its action.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Timilty,--

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M.

On motion of Mr. Knapik, at eleven minutes past one o’clock P.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Monday next at eleven o’clock A. M.