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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Thursday, April 17, 2014.

Met according to adjournment at a half past twelve o’clock P.M. (Mr. Richard T. Moore in the Chair).

Report.

A report of the committee on Post Audit and Oversight (pursuant to Section 63 of Chapter 3 of the General Laws, as most recently amended by Chapter 557 of the Acts of 1986) submitting a report entitled: Massachusetts Information Technology Projects: Looking Back, but Moving Forward,-- was placed on file.

Petitions.

Petitions were severally presented and referred as follows:

By Mr. Keenan, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of John F. Keenan and Bruce J. Ayers for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Kyle Melvin, an employee of the Department of Correction; and

By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Marc R. Pacheco and Patricia A. Haddad for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Denise Frost, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Reports of a Committee.

By Mr. Welch, for the committee on Health Care Financing, that the Senate Bill relative to patient financial protection (Senate, No. 477),-- ought to pass with an amendment, substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2096) [Estimated cost-more than $100,000];
By the same Senator, for the same committee, that the Senate Bill to certify alcohol and drug free housing (Senate, No. 1816),-- ought to pass with an amendment, substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2098) [Estimated cost-more than $100,000];
By the same Senator, for the same committee, that the Senate Bill to reduce prescription drug tampering and abuse (Senate, No. 1965),-- ought to pass with an amendment, substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2100) [Estimated cost-more than $100,000]; and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, that the Senate Bill to clarify the definition of a personal care attendant (printed as House, No. 148),-- ought to pass with an amendment, substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2099) [Estimated cost-more than $100,000];
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means, with the amendments pending.

By Mr. Welch, for the committee on Health Care Financing, on petition, a Bill relative to program notification of MassHealth applicants (Senate, No. 559) [Estimated cost-more than $100,000];
Read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. Welch, for the committee on Health Care Financing, that the Senate Bill relative to breast density notification (Senate, No. 1006),-- ought to pass with an amendment, substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2097) [Estimated cost-less than $100,000];
Under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules, with the amendment pending.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill relative to assisting individuals with autism and other intellectual or developmental disabilities (House, No. 4047,-- on House, No. 3321),-- was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

There being no objection, at twenty-nine minutes before one o’clock P.M., the Chair (Mr. Richard T. Moore) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at twenty-four minutes past one o’clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, the President in the Chair.

The President, 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) “congratulating Ralph T. Jones on his retirement from the Belmont Board of Selectmen”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Hedlund) “congratulating William Stanford Cline on receiving the Doctor Charles H. Townes Supernova Award and the Arrow of Light Award”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Joyce) “commending Bernard John Lynch, III on more than 45 years of dedicated service to the town of Milton”; and
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Spilka) “congratulating Stanley B. Cohen on the joyous occasion of his ninetieth birthday.”

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE
Emergency Preambles Adopted

An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Maria Elaskar-Stack, an employee of the Department of Children and Families (see Senate, No. 2087), 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 21 to 0.
The bill was signed by the President and sent to the House for enactment.

An engrossed Bill relative to establishing a sick leave bank for Carmen Mahone, an employee of the Trial Court (see House No. 3981, amended), 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 20 to 0.
The bill was signed by the President and sent to the House for enactment.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill establishing the Scusset Beach State Reservation Trust Fund (see Senate, No. 1395) (which originated in the Senate), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, was passed to be enacted and signed by the President and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

The Senate Bill relative to prevent shackling and promote safe pregnancies for female inmates (Senate, No. 2063),-- came from the House passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with an amendment striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text contained in House document numbered 3987.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Spilka, and the House amendment was considered forthwith.
Mr. Brewer moved that the Senate concur in the House amendment with a further amendment, striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text contained in Senate document numbered 2104.
The amendment was adopted.

Sent to the House for concurrence in the further amendment.

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

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4050) of Denise C. Garlick, James E. Timilty and Shawn Dooley (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the commissioner of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey certain parcels of land in the town of Medfield; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4051) of Jay Livingstone and others relative to the conveyance of certain state owned land in the city of Boston;
Severally, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.

Report of a Committee.

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

The House Bill authorizing the West Barnstable Fire District to fund library services for the Whelden Memorial Library (House, No. 3648).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Wolf, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE
Orders -- Adopted.

The following House Order (approved by the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently) was considered forthwith and adopted in concurrence, as follows:

Ordered, that notwithstanding the provisions of Joint Rule 10, the committee on Education shall be granted until Thursday, April 17, 2014, within which to report on current Senate documents numbered 207, 225, 270 and 278 and House documents numbered 349, 353, 374, 378, 434, 457, 462, 479, 510 and 533.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Chang-Diaz and the order was considered forthwith; and, after remarks, was adopted, in concurrence.

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

Ordered, that notwithstanding the provisions of Joint Rule 10, the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government shall be granted until Wednesday, April 16, 2014, within which to report on Senate document 947 and House document numbered 1882.
Pending the question on adoption of the order, Ms. Forry presented an amendment striking out the date “Wednesday, April 16th, 2014” and inserting in place thereof “Friday, May 2nd, 2014".
The amendment was adopted.
The order, as amended, was then adopted.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.

Orders of the Day.

The Orders of the Day were considered as follows:

Bills
Authorizing the town of Heath to continue the employment of Margo Ann Newton as police chief (Senate, No. 1789);
To permit town resident, Evens Maurice, to apply and be considered for appointments to the position of police officer in the town of Arlington (Senate, No. 1793);
Exempting the police department of the town of Westwood from the provisions of the civil service law (Senate, No. 1944);
Directing the city of Boston Police Department to waive the maximum age requirement for police officer Edward Grace (Senate, No. 2002);
Authorizing the appointment of Billy Ray Hawkins, Jr. as a firefighter in the city of Haverhill notwithstanding the maximum age requirement (House, No. 3228);
Authorizing the appointment of Scott Bradish as a firefighter in the city of Haverhill notwithstanding the maximum age requirement (House, No. 3487);
Authorizing the appointment of Scott Marchand as a firefighter in the city of Haverhill notwithstanding the maximum age requirement (House, No. 3807);
Relative to the appointment of special police officers in the city of Newton (House, No. 3864); and
Relative to the charter of the city of Somerville (House, No. 3919);
Were severally read a second time and ordered to a third reading.

Order Adopted.

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

Ordered, That a committee of the Senate be appointed to wait upon His Excellency the Governor, Deval L. Patrick, Constitutional officers and the Honorable Council and inform them that the Senate is in session and awaits their presence for the swearing in of Jason M. Lewis as Senator from the Fifth Middlesex District.

Senators DiDomenico, Lovely, Michael O. Moore and Humason were appointed to the committee.

Subsequently, Mr. DiDomenico, for the committee reported that His Excellency the Governor, Deval L. Patrick and the Honorable Council would immediately attend upon the Senate.

The committee was discharged.

Soon after His Excellency the Governor Deval L. Patrick, and the Honorable Council came into the Senate Chamber under the escort of the Sergeant-at-Arms.

After being escorted to the Rostrum, the Honorable Jason M. Lewis at eleven minutes before two o’clock P.M., on Thursday, April 17, 2014, before the Governor and Council, did take and subscribe the oath of office as State Senator from the Fifth Middlesex Senatorial district.

The Sergeant-at-Arms then proceeded to escort His Excellency the Governor, the Constitutional officers and the Honorable Council from the Chamber.

Senator Lewis briefly addressed the Senate as follows:

Thank you, Madame President. Thank you, Governor Patrick. Each of you has blazed a trail that has been an inspiration for me in my political career and for many, many other people.

If I had been asked as a child if I thought one day I might have the honor of serving in the Massachusetts Senate, I would probably have responded -- where is Massachusetts? Growing up in South Africa in the 1970s, my world didn’t extend that far. At that time, South Africa was under the grip of the racist apartheid regime. One of the events that had a big impact on me was the Soweto Uprising in 1976 when I was eight years old. Black students were protesting against the imposition of the Afrikaans language in their schools. Afrikaans was the language spoken by the white minority apartheid government. I was too young to fully understand what was happening, but I did understand enough to know that children like me were being shot and killed by the police.

My family was fortunate enough to be able to leave South Africa and emigrate to this great country when I was twelve years old. The memory of apartheid has since fueled my personal commitment to fight for human rights and social justice.

I am deeply grateful for the opportunity I have had to serve in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and now in the Massachusetts Senate. The Great and General Court is an institution that for hundreds of years has been a beacon of progress; an institution that has advanced equality and opportunity for all people, not just in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts but around the country and even around the world. Indeed, it was right here that the movement began to divest from companies that were profiting from the regime in South Africa, ultimately helping to bring about the end of apartheid.

Madam President, I am excited and eager to work with you and our colleagues to continue to move our communities and our Commonwealth forward. To strive for great schools for every child; quality, affordable healthcare for all; safe neighborhoods in every community; a living wage with decent benefits for working families; a healthy, sustainable environment; and economic development opportunities that help people build better lives for themselves and their children.

There are a number of people who made this day possible for me and I would like to thank them: my parents Alvan and Merle Lewis -- were it not for their courage in leaving their native country to give their children a brighter future in America I would not be standing here today; my wife Susan who recently went back to school to get a masters in education and become a middle school science teacher -- I’m so proud of you; my daughters Sophie and Jessie; my campaign team and our volunteers who called and canvassed voters from the beginning of the campaign right up until the polls closed at 8pm on April 1st -- unfazed by the cold, the snow, or the rain; the local elected officials and community leaders who stood with us; my Legislative Aide, now Chief of Staff, Laura Richter, who has been my right hand – and my left hand – for the last four years: good luck running the Marathon on Monday; my colleagues in the House and Senate, with special appreciation to the Majority Leader; and, finally, thank you to my constituents in Stoneham and Winchester whom I have served since 2009 as well as my new constituents in Malden, Melrose, Reading, and Wakefield -- it is the greatest honor of my life to represent you in the Massachusetts Senate.

I also want to recognize my distinguished predecessors in this Senate seat: now-Congresswoman Katherine Clark and former Minority Leader Richard Tisei.

In closing, thank you for the warm and gracious welcome to the Senate that has been extended to me. And, thank you to everyone who joined us today for this swearing-in ceremony. I’m so grateful for your support and friendship.

On motion of Ms. Spilka, the above remarks were ordered printed in the Journal of the Senate.

Seat Assignments.

The President announced the following seat assignments:

Senator Jason M. Lewis to seat number 7 on the President's Right.
Senator John F. Keenan to seat number 12 on the President’s Left.
Senator Lewis was escorted to his seat by Senators Rosenberg and Chandler.

Communication.

The Clerk read the following communications from the Secretary of the Commonwealth, to wit:

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Secretary of the Commonwealth
State House, Boston, Massachusetts

April 17, 2014

To the Honorable Senate:
I have the honor to lay before you the returns of votes cast at the special election held in this Commonwealth on the first day of April, for Senator in the General Court, 5th Middlesex District, together with schedules showing the number of ballots which appear to have been cast for each person voted for.
These returns have been duly canvassed by the Governor and Council, and are now transmitted for examination by the Senate, as required by the Constitution.

Very truly yours,
WILLIAM FRANCIS GALVIN
Secretary of the Commonwealth

FOR STATE SENATOR IN GENERAL COURT
FIFTH MIDDLESEX SENATORIAL DISTRICT
(to fill vacancy)

Jason M. Lewis of Winchester (Democratic) has …………. 10,611 votes
Monica C. Medeiros of Melrose (Republican) has ….…..… 9,321 “
All others……………………………………………………. 87 “
Blanks……………………….………………………………. 102 “
Total Votes Cast ……………………………………………. 20,121 “

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Jehlen,--

Ordered, That the returns of votes for Senator to fill a vacancy in the Fifth Middlesex district be referred to a special committee to consist of four members of the Senate.

Senators Flanagan, O’Connor Ives, Welch and Ross were appointed the committee.

Subsequently, Ms. Flanagan, for the committee, reported, that from an examination of the returns, it appears the Honorable Jason M. Lewis had been duly elected to the Fifth Middlesex district.
The report was read and accepted.

Communication.

The following communication was placed on file:
A communication from the Honorable Therese Murray, President of the Senate, announcing changes to certain joint standing committees as follows:

Senator Jason M. Lewis – Chair, Joint Committee on the Public Service.

Recess.

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

Reports of a Committee.

By Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill relative to hazardous materials response (Senate, No. 1180),-- ought to pass, with an amendment substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2105).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Timilty, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means.
The bill (Senate, No. 2105) was then 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 two minutes before three o’clock P.M., on motion of Mr. Timilty, as follows, to wit (yeas 39 — nays 0) [Yeas and Nays No. 287]:

YEAS.

Barrett, Michael J.

Kennedy, Thomas P.

Brewer, Stephen M.

Lewis, Jason

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.

Timilty, James E.

Jehlen, Patricia D.

Welch, James T.

Joyce, Brian A.

Wolf, Daniel A. − 39.

Keenan, John F.

 

NAYS − 0.

 

The yeas and nays having been completed at two minutes past three o’clock P.M., the bill was passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

By Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill relative to line of duty death benefits (Senate, No. 1299),-- ought to pass, with an amendment substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2106).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Timilty, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means.
After remarks, the bill (Senate, No. 2106) was then ordered to a third reading and read a third time.

The question on passing the bill to be engrossed was determined by a call of the yeas and nays, at nine minutes past three o’clock P.M., on motion of Mr. Timilty, as follows, to wit (yeas 40 — nays 0) [Yeas and Nays No. 288]:

YEAS.

Barrett, Michael J.

Kennedy, Thomas P.

Brewer, Stephen M.

Lewis, Jason

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.

Murray, Therese

Donnelly, Kenneth J.

O'Connor Ives, Kathleen

Donoghue, Eileen M.

Pacheco, Marc R.

Downing, Benjamin B.

Petruccelli, Anthony

Eldridge, James B.

Rodrigues, Michael J.

Finegold, Barry R.

Rosenberg, Stanley C.

Flanagan, Jennifer L.

Ross, Richard J.

Forry, Linda Dorcena

Rush, Michael F.

Hedlund, Robert L.

Spilka, Karen E.

Humason, Donald F., Jr.

Tarr, Bruce E.

Jehlen, Patricia D.

Timilty, James E.

Joyce, Brian A.

Welch, James T.

Keenan, John F.

Wolf, Daniel A. − 39.

NAYS − 0.

The yeas and nays having been completed at eleven minutes past three o’clock P.M., the bill was passed to be engrossed.

Matters Taken Out of the Orders of the Day.

There being no objection, the following matters were taken out of the Orders of the Day and considered, as follows:

The House Bill authorizing the town of Dedham to grant 3 additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 3614),-- was read a third time.
Pending the question on passing the bill to be engrossed, Mr. Rush moved that the bill be amended in section 1 by striking out, in line 19, the words “sections 12 and 77” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- section 12; and by inserting after the word “revenue”, in line 28, the following words:- “and a letter from the division of unemployment assistance”.

The amendment was adopted.
The bill, as amended, was then passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with the amendment.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.

The House Bill relative to the withdrawal of the town of Worthington from the Gateway Regional School District (House, No. 3815),-- was read a third time.
Pending the question on passing the bill to be engrossed, Mr. Humason moved that the bill be amended by striking out the text and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 2110.
After remarks, the amendment was adopted.
The bill, as amended, was then passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with the amendment.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.

Report of a Committee.

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

The House Bill relative to the Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School District Memorial Library (House, No. 3959).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Brewer, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

The House Bill relative to natural gas leaks (House, No. 3873, amended),— came from the House with the endorsement that the House had NON-concurred in the Senate amendment striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text contained in Senate, No. 2095 and had asked for a committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two branches; and that Representatives Keenan of Salem, Cusack of Braintree and Mirra of West Newbury had been appointed the committee on the part of the House.
On motion of Mr. Downing the Senate insisted on its amendment and concurred in the appointment of a committee of conference; and Senators Downing, Finegold and Humason were appointed on the part of the Senate.
The bill was returned to the House endorsed accordingly.

Engrossed Bill — Land Taking for Conservation, Etc.— State Loan.

An engrossed Bill financing improvements to the Commonwealth’s transportation system (see House, No. 4046) (which originated in the House), 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 and other easements used for conservation purposes, etc., as defined by Article XCVII of the Amendments to the Constitution; and, this being a bill that provided for the borrowing of money, in accordance with the provisions of Section 3 of Article LXII of the Amendments to the Constitution, after remarks, the question on passing it to be enacted was determined by a call of the yeas and nays, at twenty-five minutes before five o’clock P.M., as follows, to wit (yeas 40 — nays 0) [Yeas and Nays No. 289]:

YEAS.

Barrett, Michael J.

Kennedy, Thomas P.

Brewer, Stephen M.

Lewis, Jason

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.

Murray, Therese

Donnelly, Kenneth J.

O'Connor Ives, Kathleen

Donoghue, Eileen M.

Pacheco, Marc R.

Downing, Benjamin B.

Petruccelli, Anthony

Eldridge, James B.

Rodrigues, Michael J.

Finegold, Barry R.

Rosenberg, Stanley C.

Flanagan, Jennifer L.

Ross, Richard J.

Forry, Linda Dorcena

Rush, Michael F.

Hedlund, Robert L.

Spilka, Karen E.

Humason, Donald F., Jr.

Tarr, Bruce E.

Jehlen, Patricia D.

Timilty, James E.

Joyce, Brian A.

Welch, James T.

Keenan, John F.

Wolf, Daniel A. − 40.

NAYS − 0.

The yeas and nays having been completed at twenty-two minutes before five 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.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Creem,--

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Tuesday 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 President the members, guests and staff stood in a moment of silence and reflection to the memory of Nasir A. Khan.

Adjourn In Memory of Nasir A. Khan

The Senator from Middlesex and Norfolk, Ms. Creem, moved that when the Senate adjourns today, it do so in memory of Brookline physician and Newton resident Nasir A. Khan.

Honored April 8, 2014 by his physician peers as the Charles River District Medical Society’s 2014 Community Clinician of the Year for his significant contributions to his patients and the community, Dr. Khan died April 9, 2014.

Dr. Khan was CEO of Bournewood Hospital in Brookline, a member of the staff at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, an assistant clinical professor in psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine and an assistant professor of psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine.

A native of London, he graduated from Kings College and Westminster Medical School of the University of London. Dr. Khan was certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with additional qualifications in geriatric psychiatry. He held numerous leadership positions in the medical field, including twice being Past President of the Massachusetts Association of Private Psychiatric Hospitals and Past President of the Medical Staff at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Khan served on the Massachusetts Medical Society Board of Trustees and was a member of its House of Delegates, Committee on Legislation and its District Leadership Council. Additionally, he was a past president of the Charles River District Medical Society and a past president of the Indian Medical Association of New England.

Dr. Khan was a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and in 2008 was honored with a “Heroes in the Fight” Award from the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

He is survived by his wife, Representative Kay Khan, their three married children and seven grandchildren. Dr. Khan will be fondly remembered and missed by his family, friends, the medical community, and by the many individuals whose lives he enriched.

Accordingly, as a mark of respect in memory of Nasir A. Khan, at seventeen minutes before five o’clock P.M., on motion of Ms. Creem, the Senate adjourned to meet again on Tuesday next at eleven o’clock A.M.