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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, April 1, 2013.

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

Communication.

A communication from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (under the provisions of Section 9B of Chapter 128A of the General Laws) submitting proposed changes to 205 CMR 3.00 and 4.00 relative to harness horse racing and running horse racing (Senate, No. 1761) (received Thursday, March 28, 2013),-- was referred to the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Petition.

Mr. Petruccelli presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Joseph M. McHugh for the adoption of resolutions to express concern about the erosion of press freedom in Taiwan,-- and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Messages were severally referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Message from His Excellency the Governor submitting the “Tribal State Compact between the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts” (House, No. 3375); and

Message from His Excellency the Governor for the passage of a resolve relating to the Tribal-State Compact between the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (House, No. 3376);
Severally to the committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.

A Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Mary Ann Gangemi, an employee of the Department of Public Health/Bureau of Environmental Health (House, No. 3224,-- on petition),-- was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

There being no objection, at seven minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Chair (Mr. DiDomenico) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at thirteen minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate reassembled, Mr. DiDomenico in the Chair.

The Chair (Mr. DiDomenico), 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 Mr. Brownsberger) “commending Donald J. Tellalian for his contributions to the Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross and Ms. Creem) “congratulating Benjamin Robert Bedenkop on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross and Ms. Creem) “congratulating Graham L. Lacek on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross and Ms. Creem) “congratulating Brian Joseph Long on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross and Ms. Creem) “congratulating Adam Nejdet Oktay on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross) “congratulating Bruce Barton on the occasion of his retirement”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross) “congratulating David Bois on the occasion of his retirement”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross) “congratulating Gregory Kiff on the occasion of his retirement”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Timilty) “congratulating Arthur O'Neill on the occasion of his retirement as Chief of Police for the Town of Mansfield.”

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3380) of Sean Curran for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Irene Archambault, an employee of the Trial Court.,-- was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on the Judiciary.

Report of the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 945) of James B. Eldridge, Michael Barrett, Kay Kahn, Lori A. Ehrlich and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to water resource impacts,-- and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture,-- was considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Knapik,--

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

On motion of the same Senator, at twenty-three minutes past elven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at eleven o’clock A.M.