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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Thursday, April 3, 2014.

Met according to adjournment at three o’clock P.M.

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

Distinguished Guests.

There being no objection, the Chair (Mr. Rosenberg) handed the gavel to Mr. Joyce for the purpose of an introduction. Mr. Joyce then introduced, in the rear of the Chamber, members of the Institute of Real Estate Management Boston Chapter. The group was led by President David Barrett. The Senate welcomed them with applause and they withdrew from the Chamber.

Communications.

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

A communication from the Honorable Martin J. Benison, Comptroller, submitting a report on the status of all cost avoidance opportunities for the months of October through December 2014 (received January 2, 2014);
Communication from Martin J. Benison, Comptroller, (pursuant to item 1599-2040 of Section 2B Chapter 38 of the Acts of 2013) submitting a report on prior year deficiencies through chargebacks FY2014 funds (received January 21, 2014);
Communication from the Honorable Martin J. Benison, Comptroller, submitting a report on “Settlements and Judgments” for the BFY2014 as of December 31, 2013 (received January 31, 2014); and
Communication from the Honorable Martin J. Benison, Comptroller, (pursuant to Section 2E of Chapter 38 of the Acts of 2013) submitting a revised Fiscal Year 2014 transfer schedule for item 1595-6368 (Transportation) (received February 11, 2014).

Petitions.

Petitions were severally presented and referred as follows:

By Mr. Brewer, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2081) of Stephen M. Brewer and Anne M. Gobi (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to the financing and construction of a sanitary sewer extension in the town of Hardwick [Local approval received];
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

By Mr. Petruccelli, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Anthony W. Petruccelli for legislation to provide for the abandonment of a certain water line easement in Revere and Malden;
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Reports of Committees.

By Ms. Candaras, for the committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies, on petition, a Bill relative to cultural district eligibility for the MassWorks infrastructure program (Senate, No. 170);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to economic development and industrial corporations (Senate, No. 181);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to a study by the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development relative to a state new markets tax credit program (Senate, No. 182, changed in line 13, by striking the word “2013” and inserting in place thereof the following “2015”);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill to accelerate entrepreneurship and innovation by partnering world-class entrepreneurs with state agencies (Senate, No. 191);

By Mr. Timilty , for the committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security, on petition, a Bill to expand the state DNA database (Senate, No. 1176);

By Mr. Brownsberger, for the committee on Public Service, on petition, a Bill relative to age restrictions for veterans applying to be police officers and firefighters (Senate, No. 1214);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to labor relations (Senate, No. 1218);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill to further regulate the appointment of police officers (Senate, No. 1224);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to death benefits to surviving spouses of firefighters and other emergency personnel (Senate, No. 1226);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill to amend the retirement beneficiaries of Dennis Mullen (Senate, No. 1229);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill to define surplus for retirement systems (Senate, No. 1235);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to disability pension benefits and earnings (Senate, No. 1250);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to early retirement incentive program for employees of the Massachusetts Port Authority. (Senate, No. 1271); and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to line of duty death benefits (Senate, No. 1299);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. Timilty, for the committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security on petition, a Bill to include federal law enforcement officers as police officers (Senate, No. 1713);
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

By Mr. Brownsberger, for the committee on Public Service, on petition, a Bill to authorize the town of Heath to continue the employment of Margo Ann Newton as police chief (Senate, No. 1789) [Local approval received];
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill to permit town resident, Evens Maurice, to apply and be considered for appointment to the position of police officer in the town of Arlington (Senate, No. 1793) [Local approval received];
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill to exempt the police department of the town of Westwood from the provisions of the civil service law (Senate, No. 1944) [Local approval received]; and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill to direct the city of Boston Police Department to waive the maximum age requirement for police officer Edward Grace (Senate, No. 2002) [Local approval received];
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

A Communication from the Division of Energy Resources of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (under the provisions of section 12 of Chapter 25A of the General Laws) submitting amendments to 225 CMR 15, Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (RPS) Class II (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4022),-- was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.

Bills
Relative to title protection (House, No. 175,-- on petition);
Designating Ms. G of the Massachusetts Audubon Society as the official groundhog of the Commonwealth (House, No. 2864,-- on petition); and
Relative to breast cancer early detection (House, No 3733,-- on House, No. 1050);
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

Bills
Authorizing the appointment of Billy Ray Hawkins, Jr. as a firefighter in the city of Haverhill notwithstanding the maximum age requirement (House, No. 3228,-- on petition) [Local approval received];
Authorizing the appointment of Scott Bradish as a firefighter in the city of Haverhill notwithstanding the maximum age requirement (House, No. 3487, changed,-- on petition) [Local approval received];
Authorizing the appointment of Scott Marchand as a firefighter in the city of Haverhill notwithstanding the maximum age requirement (House, No. 3807,-- on petition) [Local approval received]; and
Relative to the charter of the city of Somerville (House, No. 3919,-- on petition) [Local approval received];
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Keenan) “congratulating the Sacred Heart Basketball Program on its twenty-fifth anniversary”;
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Lovely) “congratulating Perley Roderick on receiving the Fifth Annual Drapeau-McPhetres American Legion Post 180's Americanism Award”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Richard T. Moore) “congratulating the town of Oxford for an exemplary three hundredth anniversary celebration”;
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Spilka) “congratulating Sumner James Hoyle Cushman on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Spilka) “congratulating Keith Joseph Zontini on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Tarr) “commending Donate Life America on its celebration of Donate Life Month during April, 2014.”

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE
Emergency Preamble Adopted.

An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Cynthia Salsman, an employee of the Soldiers’ Home in Massachusetts (see Senate, No. 2029), 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 10 to 0.
The bill was signed by the President and sent to the House for enactment.

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:

Authorizing the town of Webster to issue 1 additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises of 41 Worcester Road (see Senate, No. 1989);
Designating each of 2 certain bridges in the town of Barnstable as the U.S. Navy Seal Kevin A. Houston Veterans Memorial Bridge (see House, No. 3101);
Authorizing the city of Beverly to issue additional liquor licenses (see House, No. 3739, amended); and
Establishing a board of water and sewer commissioners in the city of Newburyport (see House, No. 3823).

Engrossed Bill—Land Taking for Conservation Etc.

An engrossed Bill directing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey certain parcels of land in the town of Medfield to the town of Medfield (see Senate, No. 1889) (which originated in the Senate), 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 taking of land or other easements used for conservation purposes, etc., as defined by Article XCVII 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 three minutes past three o’clock P.M., as follows, to wit (yeas 36 - nays 0) [Yeas and Nays No. 281]:

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.

Welch, James T.

Jehlen, Patricia D.

Wolf, Daniel A. − 36.

NAYS − 0.

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING.

Joyce, Brian A.

Timilty, James E. − 2.

The yeas and nays having been completed at seven minutes past three 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.

A Bill making appropriations for the fiscal year 2014 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects (House, No. 4023, -- on House, No. 3867, in part),-- was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Donnelly, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading and read a third time.
After remarks, the question on passing the bill to be engrossed was determined by a call of the yeas and nays, at twenty minutes past three o'clock P.M. on the motion of the same Senator as follows, to wit (yeas 39 – nays 0) [Yeas and Nays No. 282 ]:

YEAS.

Barrett, Michael J.

Kennedy, Thomas P.

Brewer, Stephen M.

Lovely, Joan B.

Brownsberger, William N.

McGee, Thomas M.

Candaras, Gale D.

Montigny, Mark C.

Chandler, Harriette L.

Moore, Michael O.

Chang-Diaz, Sonia

Moore, Richard T.

Creem, Cynthia Stone

Murray, Therese

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. − 39.

Keenan, John F.

 

NAYS − 0.

Mr. Rosenberg in the Chair, the yeas and nays having been completed at twenty-three minutes past three o'clock P.M., the bill was passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act making an appropriation for the fiscal year 2014 to provide for supplementing a certain existing appropriation and for certain other activities and projects”.

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 Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr., Richard J. Ross and others for legislation to recover assets used in the commission of sexual offenses.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Chandler, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.

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 for legislation to authorize the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to grant to the town of Brookfield 6 easements over certain parcels of land in the town of Brookfield.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Chandler, 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.

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 Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr., Richard J. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation to ensure compliance and equity in state reimbursement.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Chandler, 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.

By Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to grant a sewer easement in certain land in the town of Tewksbury (Senate, No. 1485),-- ought to pass, with an amendment substituting a new draft entitled “An Act authorizing the division of capital asset management and maintenance to grant a sewer easement under certain land in the town of Tewksbury” (Senate, No. 2082).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Finegold, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means.
The bill (Senate, No. 2082) was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Mr. Rosenberg, for the committee on Ethics and Rules, reported that the following matters be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session:

The House Bill authorizing the town of Scituate to establish the date of its annual town election (printed in House, No. 3911).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion Mr. Hedlund, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

The Senate Bill authorizing the Wilkinsonville Water District to convey a certain parcel of land (Senate, No. 1995).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion Mr. Richard T. Moore, and the bill was read a second time.
Pending the question on ordering the bill to a third reading, the same Senator moved that the bill be amended in section 2, by inserting after the figure “$22,000”, in line 32, the following words:- “which shall be used to protect the Wilkinsonville Water District’s water supply”.
The amendment was adopted.
The bill (Senate, No. 1995, amended) was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Matter Taken Out of the Notice Section of the Calendar.

There being no objection, the following matter was taken out of the Notice Section of the Calendar and considered, as follows:
The Senate Bill authorizing the town of Ipswich to grant certain retroactive real estate tax abatements (Senate, No. 1910),-- was read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Orders of the Day.

The Orders of the Day were considered as follows:

Bills
Amending the charter of the city known as the Town of Greenfield (Senate, No. 1994); and
Authorizing the late filing of a tax abatement application for the Amherst Committee for a Better Chance, Inc. (House, No. 3817);
Were severally read a second time and ordered to a third reading.

The House Bill relative to natural gas leaks (House, No. 3873, amended),-- was read a second time.
Pending the question on adoption of the pending amendment, previously recommended by the committee on Ways and Means, and pending the main question on ordering the bill to a third reading, on motion of Mr. Downing, the further consideration thereof was postponed until the next session.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

The following House Orders (approved by the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently) were considered as follows:

Ordered, that notwithstanding the provisions of Joint Rule 10, the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight shall be granted until Friday, April 18, 2014, within which to report on a current House document numbered 3917.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Donnelly and the order was considered forthwith; and, after remarks, was adopted, in concurrence.

Ordered, that notwithstanding the provisions of Joint Rule 10, the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight shall be granted until Thursday, May 29, 2014, within which to report on current House documents numbered 2837, 2838, 2843 and 3320.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Donnelly and the order was considered forthwith; and, after remarks, was adopted, in concurrence.

Petitions were severally referred, in concurrence, as follows, to wit:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4032) of Anne M. Gobi relative to the naming of the Stephen M. Brewer fishing area;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4033) of Aaron Vega authorizing the conveyance of certain land in the city of Holyoke;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on the State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.

Time of Meeting.

On motion of Ms. Chandler,--

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 Chair (Mr. Rosenberg), the members, guests and staff stood in a moment of silence and reflection to the memory of Diane Saxe of Grafton.

Reports of Committees.

Mr. Barrett presented an Order relative to granting the committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities until June 13, 2014, within which time to make its final report on current Senate documents numbered 27, 28, 29, and 30, and House documents numbered 85, 106, 124, and 151 (Senate, No. 2061).
Under Joint Rule 29, referred to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
Subsequently, Mr. Rosenberg, for the said committees, reported, recommending that the order ought to be adopted.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Barrett, and the ordered was considered forthwith, and after remarks, was adopted.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Ms. Forry presented an Order relative to granting the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government until March 31, 2014, within which time to make its final report on current Senate document numbered 970 (Senate, No. 2060).
Under Joint Rule 29, referred to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
Subsequently, Mr. Rosenberg, for the said committees, reported, recommending that the order ought to be adopted.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Forry, and the ordered was considered forthwith, and after remarks, was adopted.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Mr. Rosenberg, for the committee on Ethics and Rules, reported that the following matters be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session:

The House Order extending until Thursday, July 31, 2014, the time within which the committee on Labor and Workforce Development be authorized to make its final report on current Senate documents numbered 150, 846, 852, 862, 864, 870, 875, 878, 879, 883, 886, 895, 900, and 901, and House documents numbered 1695, 1701, 1707, 1711, 1715, 1718, 1729, 1732, 1734, 1736, 1738, 1739, 1740, 1747, 1749, 1751, 1756, 1757, 1765, 1769, 1770, 1772, 1773, 1775, 1778, 3296, and 3313.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Wolf, and the ordered was considered forthwith
After debate and pending the question on adoption of the order, Messrs. Wolf, Tarr and Hedlund moved that the order be amended by striking out the words “July 31, 2014” and inserting in place thereof the following: “May 1, 2014”.
The amendment was adopted.
The order, as amended, was then adopted, in concurrence, with amendment.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.

The House Order extending until Monday, June 30, 2014, the time within which the committee on the Judiciary be authorized to make its final report on current Senate documents numbered 65, 622, 623, 624, 625, 626, 627, 628, 629, 630, 631, 632, 633, 634, 635, 636, 637, 638, 639, 640, 641, 642, 643, 644, 645, 646, 647, 648, 649, 650, 651, 652, 653, 654, 655, 656, 657, 658, 659, 660, 661, 662, 663, 664, 665, 666, 667, 668, 669, 670, 671, 672, 673, 674, 675, 676, 677, 678, 679, 680, 681, 682, 683, 684, 685, 686, 687, 688, 689, 690, 691, 692, 693, 694, 695, 696, 697, 698, 699, 700, 701, 702, 703, 704, 705, 706, 707, 708, 709, 710, 711, 712, 713, 714, 715, 716, 717, 718, 720, 721, 722, 723, 724, 725, 726, 727, 728, 729, 730, 731, 733, 734, 735, 736, 737, 738, 739, 740, 741, 742, 743, 744, 745, 746, 747, 748, 749, 750, 751, 752, 753, 754, 755, 756, 757, 758, 759, 760, 761, 762, 763, 764, 765, 766, 767, 768, 769, 770, 771, 772, 773, 775, 776, 777, 778, 779, 780, 781, 782, 783, 784, 785, 786, 787, 788, 789, 790, 791, 792, 793, 794, 795, 796, 797, 798, 799, 800, 801, 802, 803, 804, 805, 806, 807, 808, 809, 810, 811, 812, 813, 814, 815, 816, 817, 818, 819, 820, 821, 822, 823, 824, 825, 826, 827, 828, 830, 831, 832, 833, 835, 836, 837, 838, 839, 840, 841, 842, 1127, 1389, 1779, 1913, 1914, and 2008, and House documents numbered 5, 9, 10, 20, 21, 27, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 52, 1170, 1171, 1172, 1173, 1174, 1175, 1176, 1177, 1178, 1180, 1181, 1182, 1183, 1184, 1185, 1186, 1187, 1188, 1189, 1190, 1191, 1192, 1193, 1194, 1195, 1196, 1197, 1198, 1199, 1200, 1201, 1202, 1203, 1204, 1205, 1206, 1207, 1208, 1209, 1210, 1211, 1212, 1213, 1214, 1215, 1216, 1217, 1218, 1219, 1220, 1221, 1222, 1223, 1224, 1225, 1226, 1227, 1228, 1229, 1230, 1231, 1232, 1233, 1234, 1235, 1236, 1237, 1238, 1239, 1240, 1241, 1242, 1243, 1244, 1245, 1246, 1247, 1248, 1249, 1250, 1251, 1252, 1253, 1254, 1255, 1256, 1257, 1258, 1259, 1260, 1261, 1262, 1263, 1264, 1265, 1266, 1267, 1268, 1269, 1270, 1271, 1272, 1273, 1274, 1275, 1276, 1277, 1278, 1279, 1280, 1281, 1282, 1283, 1284, 1285, 1286, 1287, 1288, 1289, 1290, 1291, 1292, 1293, 1294, 1295, 1296, 1297, 1298, 1299, 1300, 1301, 1302, 1303, 1304, 1305, 1306, 1307, 1308, 1309, 1310, 1311, 1312, 1313, 1314, 1315, 1316, 1317, 1318, 1319, 1320, 1321, 1322, 1323, 1324, 1325, 1326, 1327, 1328, 1329, 1330, 1331, 1332, 1333, 1334, 1335, 1336, 1337, 1338, 1339, 1340, 1341, 1342, 1343, 1344, 1345, 1346, 1347, 1348, 1349, 1350, 1351, 1352, 1353, 1354, 1355, 1356, 1357, 1358, 1359, 1360, 1361, 1362, 1363, 1364, 1365, 1366, 1367, 1368, 1369, 1370, 1371, 1372, 1373, 1374, 1375, 1376, 1377, 1378, 1379, 1380, 1381, 1382, 1383, 1384, 1385, 1386, 1387, 1388, 1389, 1390, 1391, 1392, 1393, 1394, 1395, 1396, 1397, 1398, 1399, 1400, 1401, 1402, 1403, 1404, 1405, 1406, 1407, 1408, 1409, 1410, 1411, 1412, 1413, 1414, 1415, 1416, 1417, 1418, 1419, 1420, 1421, 1422, 1423, 1424, 1425, 1426, 1427, 1428, 1429, 1430, 1431, 1433, 1434, 1435, 1436, 1437, 1438, 1439, 1440, 1441, 1442, 1443, 1444, 1445, 1446, 1447, 1448, 1449, 1450, 1451, 1452, 1453, 1454, 1455, 1456, 1457, 1458, 1459, 1460, 1461, 1462, 1463, 1464, 1465, 1466, 1467, 1468, 1469, 1470, 1471, 1472, 1473, 1474, 1475, 1476, 1477, 1478, 1479, 1480, 1481, 1482, 1483, 1484, 1485, 1486, 1487, 1488, 1489, 1490, 1491, 1492, 1493, 1494, 1495, 1496, 1497, 1498, 1499, 1500, 1501, 1502, 1503, 1504, 1505, 1506, 1507, 1508, 1509, 1510, 1512, 1513, 1514, 1515, 1516, 1517, 1518, 1519, 1520, 1521, 1522, 1523, 1524, 1525, 1526, 1527, 1528, 1529, 1530, 1531, 1532, 1533, 1535, 1536, 1537, 1538, 1539, 1540, 1541, 1542, 1543, 1544, 1545, 1546, 1547, 1548, 1549, 1550, 1551, 1552, 1553, 1554, 1555, 1556, 1557, 1558, 1559, 1560, 1561, 1562, 1563, 1564, 1565, 1566, 1567, 1568, 1569, 1570, 1571, 1572, 1573, 1574, 1575, 1576, 1578, 1579, 1580, 1581, 1582, 1583, 1584, 1585, 1586, 1587, 1588, 1589, 1590, 1591, 1592, 1593, 1594, 1595, 1596, 1597, 1598, 1599, 1600, 1601, 1602, 1603, 1604, 1605, 1606, 1607, 1608, 1609, 1610, 1611, 1612, 1613, 1614, 1615, 1616, 1617, 1618, 1619, 1620, 1621, 1622, 1623, 1624, 1625, 1626, 1627, 1628, 1629, 1630, 1631, 1632, 1633, 1634, 1635, 1636, 1637, 1638, 1639, 1640, 1641, 1642, 1643, 1644, 1645, 1646, 1647, 1648, 1649, 1650, 1651, 1652, 1653, 1654, 1655, 1656, 1657, 1658, 1659, 1660, 1661, 1662, 1663, 1664, 1665, 1666, 1667, 1668, 1669, 1670, 1671, 1672, 1673, 1674, 1675, 1676, 1677, 1678, 1679, 1680, 1681, 1682, 1683, 1684, 1685, 1686, 1687, 1688, 1689, 1690, 1691, 1692, 1693, 2101, 2102, 2149, 2870, 3230, 3261, 3294, 3295, 3311, 3312, 3351, 3352, 3353, 3393, 3394, 3427, 3428, 3572, 3596, 3691, 3692, 3746, 3747, 3748, 3749, 3782, 3798, 3824, 3865, 3886, 3887, 3910, and 3924.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Brownsberger, and the ordered was considered forthwith, and after debate, was adopted, in concurrence.

Adjourn In Memory of Diane Saxe

The Senator from Worcester, Mr. Michael O. Moore, moves that when the Senate adjourns today, it do so in memory of Diane Saxe of Grafton.

Diane Saxe of Grafton passed away on March 20, 2014 at the age of 66. Diane was a dedicated Democrat, a fixture at political events in Central Massachusetts and the most loyal of friends. She was a Democratic National Committeewoman for Massachusetts from 2004 to 2012, and a member of the Democratic State Committee from 1993 until her death. She served as a Super Delegate for Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential bid, and was a longtime member of the Grafton Democratic Town Committee. Diane served as Massachusetts Elector for the 2012 US presidential election. One of her most cherished accomplishments was serving as President of the Massachusetts Electoral College and thus earning the title, The Honorable Diane Saxe. Diane’s presence in Central Massachusetts will be sorely missed. Diane’s love for politics came second only to her love of family.

Diane was preceded in death by her beloved brother, Alan Saxe and is survived by her sisters- and brothers-in-law, Gail Ruder of Palm Springs, California; Roberta and Marvin Karp of Cape Cod; Arlene and Greg Hinton of McDonough, Georgia and many nephews, nieces and grand-nephews and nieces.
Accordingly, as a mark of respect in memory of Diane Saxe, at twenty-two minutes past four o’clock PM, on motion of Mr. Tarr, the Senate adjourned to meet again on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M.