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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

Met at one minute past eleven o’clock A.M.

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

Reports of Committee.

By Mr. Pacheco, for the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, on petition, a Bill to further clarify the preservation of the Blackstone River and Canal (Senate, No. 382);
Read and, under Joint Rule 29, referred to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

By Mr. Pacheco, for the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, on Senate Nos. 357 and 386 and House 803, a Bill relative to information technology producer responsibility (Senate, No. 386);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senates Nos. 354 and 387, a Bill for a competitive economy through safer alternatives to toxic chemicals (Senate 387);
By Mr. Timilty, for the committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security, on petition, a Bill to provide for HIV testing for at risk police officers (Senate, No. 1148, changed in line 5 by inserting after the words “state police” the words “University of Massachusetts police, the sheriffs and their employees”);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to the issuance of uniform firefighter identification cards (Senate, No. 1193);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to the issuance of uniform sheriff’s identification cards (Senate, No. 1194);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to emergency medical services at certain prison facilities (Senate, No. 1196); and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to uniform disciplinary procedures for correctional officers (Senate, No. 1197);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill relative to transportation finance (House, No. 3415,-- on House, No. 1, in part),-- was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Richard T. Moore,--

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again tomorrow at eleven o’clock A.M., in a full formal session with a calendar.

Recess.

There being no objection, at three minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the President declared a recess, subject to the call of the Chair; and, at twenty-two minutes past five o’clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, the President in the Chair.

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 Jennifer L. Flanagan and Dennis A. Rosa for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Jason Saunders, an employee of the Department of Correction.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Brewer, 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.

By Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill relative to transportation finance (House, No. 3415),-- ought to pass, with an amendment striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 1766.

Order Adopted.

Mr. Brewer offered the following order, to wit:

Ordered, That notwithstanding Senate Rule 7 or any other rule to the contrary, House Bill relative to transportation finance (House, No. 3415) with the pending Ways and Means new text (Senate, No. 1766) shall be placed in the Orders of the Day for a second reading on Thursday, April 11, 2013.

All amendments shall be filed electronically in the office of the Clerk of the Senate by 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 and shall be printed in the Calendar for Thursday, April 11, 2013. All such amendments shall be second-reading amendments to the proposed Ways and Means new text (Senate, No. 1766) but further amendments in the third degree to such amendments shall be in order. The Clerk shall further specify the procedure and format for filing all amendments, consistent with this order.

After the bill as amended is ordered to a third reading, it shall immediately be read a third time and the question shall then immediately be on passing it to be engrossed, and no amendments shall be in order at the third reading of the bill unless recommended by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading.
Under the rules, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Rosenberg, for the said committee, reported, recommending that the order ought to be adopted.
Mr. Brewer moved that the rules be suspended to consider the order forthwith; but objection was made thereto by Ms. Chang-Díaz.
Under the rules, the order was placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Melanie Chapman, an employee of the Trial Court (House, No. 1179),-- ought to pass, with an amendment by striking out, in line 6, the words “extended illness” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- “trial court paid”.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Rosenberg, and the bill was read a second time and was 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.

Adjourn In Memory of Margaret D. “Peg” Goudy

The Senator from Plymouth and Norfolk, Mr. Hedlund, moves that when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn in memory of Margaret D. “Peg” Goudy of Weymouth.

Peg was a lifelong resident of Weymouth and served the community she loved as Town Meeting Member, member of the board of Selectmen, and as a Town Councilor on the very first Town Council established after Weymouth changed their form of government. Peg served as a legislative aide for State Representative Robert Cerasoli and Senator Robert Hedlund. Peg Goudy was a tireless public servant and had a reputation of being relentless in resolving constituent’s problems or issues. Peg was also a lifelong parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church where she also served as a campfire leader. Above all else, Peg enjoyed spending time with her family and pets. She is survived by her devote husband Maxon, loving children Margaret, Catherine, Maxon, and adored grandson Nicholas.

Accordingly, as a mark of respect in memory of Margaret D. “Peg” Goudy, at twenty-nine minutes before six o’clock P.M., on motion of Ms. Chang-Diaz, the Senate adjourned to meet again on Wednesday next at eleven o’clock A.M.