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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Thursday, April 18, 2013.

Met according to adjournment at eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Donnelly in the Chair) (having been appointed by the President, under authority conferred by Senate Rule 4, to perform the duties of the Chair).

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

Petitions.

Petitions were severally presented and referred, as follows:

By Ms. Candaras, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No.1769) of Gale D. Candaras (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the lease of certain property in the town of Ludlow [Local approval received]; and
By the same Senator, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1771) of Gale D. Candaras (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to the South Hadley Fire District Number Two [Local approval received];
Severally referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

By Ms. Candaras, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Gale D. Candaras for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Carmen Berry, an employee of the Department of Children and Families;
Referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE

Report of the committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2994) of Kay Khan and others for legislation relative to an investigation by a special commission to consider adding the arts to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) related programs,-- and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Education,-- was considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence.

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross and Ms. Spilka) “commending Mary A. Brown for her 45 years of dedicated service to the town of Natick.”

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE
Emergency Preamble Adopted.

An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Celia Gentile, an employee of the Department of Correction (see Senate, No. 1753), 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 2 to 0.
The bill was signed by the Acting President (Mr. Donnelly) and sent to the House for enactment.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Patricia Capozzoli, an employee of the Department of Correction (Senate, No. 1762),-- ought to pass, with amendments, in line 1, by striking out the words “SECTION 1.” and by striking out the words “or rule or regulation”; and by striking out the emergency preamble and inserting in place thereof the following emergency preamble:-
Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to establish immediately a sick leave bank for a certain employee of the department of correction, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.”.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Hedlund, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means.
The bill (Senate, No. 1762, amended) was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

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 O. Moore for legislation relative to indictments and proceedings before trial.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Richard T. Moore, 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.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE
Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Deane Smith, an employee of the Department of Correction (see House, No. 2292) (which originated in the House), 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 Acting President (Mr. Donnelly) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

Recess.

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

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

A Bill making appropriations for the fiscal year 2013 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects (printed in House, No. 3436, changed,-- being a message from His Excellency the Governor),-- was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of 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.

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 Acting President (Mr. Donnelly) and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:

Establishing a sick leave bank for Celia Gentile, an employee of the Department of Correction (see Senate, No. 1753); and

Making appropriations for the fiscal year 2013 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects (see House Bill, printed in House, No. 3436, changed);

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Hedlund,--

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.

On motion of the same Senator, at seven minutes before three o’clock P.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M.