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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.
Thursday, April 24, 2014.
Met at three minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Ms. Flanagan 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 (Ms. Flanagan), members, guests and staff then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
Mr. DiDomenico presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Sal N. DiDomenico and Daniel Ryan for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Margaret Poindexter, an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation,-- and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
Reports of Committees.
By Mr. Petruccelli, for the committee on Revenue, on Senate, Nos. 485, 1269, 1304, 1305, 1306, 1307, 1308, 1309, 1310, 1311, 1312, 1313, 1314, 1315, 1316, 1318, 1320, 1321, 1322, 1323, 1326, 1328, 1329, 1330, 1331, 1335, 1336, 1338, 1339, 1340, 1341, 1342, 1343, 1344, 1345, 1346, 1347, 1348, 1349, 1350, 1351, 1352, 1353, 1355, 1356, 1357, 1358, 1359, 1360, 1361, 1362, 1363, 1364, 1365, 1366, 1367, 1368, 1369, 1370, 1371, 1373, 1374, 1375, 1376, 1377, 1378, 1379, 1380, 1381, 1382, 1384, 1385, 1386, 1387, 1388, 1390, 1391, 1392, 1393, 1394, 1397, 1398, 1399, 1402, 1403, 1405, 1406, 1407, 1408, 1409, 1410, 1411, 1412, 1413, 1414, 1416, 1417, 1418, 1419, 1420, 1421, 1422, 1423, 1424, 1425, 1426, 1427, 1428, 1429, 1430, 1431, 1432, 1433, 1434, 1435, 1436, 1437, 1438, 1439, 1440, 1441, 1442, 1443, 1444, 1445, 1446, 1447, 1448, 1449, 1450, 1451, 1452, 1453, 1454 and 1980, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Revenue to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to revenue issues (Senate, No. 2111);
Referred under Joint Rule 29, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
By Mr. Donnelly, for the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight, on petition, a Bill relative to authorizing the transfer of certain parcels of land in the town of Hubbardston (Senate, No. 2069) [Local approval received];
Read and, under Senate 26C, referred to the committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets.
PAPER FROM THE HOUSE
Notice was received from the Speaker of the House of Representatives announcing the following appointments:
That Representative Vincent of Revere had been appointed to the 9th position on the committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets, to fill the existing vacancy;
That Representative DiZoglio of Methuen had been relieved of duty (at her own request) from the committee on Election Laws; and that she had been appointed to the 9th position on the committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse, to fill the existing vacancy;
That Representative Hunt of Boston had been appointed to the 9th position on the committee on Election Laws and to the 11th position on the committee on Health Care Financing, to fill existing vacancies;
That Representative Ryan of Boston had been appointed to the 9th position on the committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities and to the 9th position on the committee on Financial Services, to fill existing vacancies;
That Representative Velis of Westfield had been appointed to the 8th position on the committee on the Judiciary and to the 9th position on the committee on Public Health, to fill existing vacancies; and
That Representative Vincent of Revere had been appointed to the 9th position on the committee on Education, to fill the existing vacancy.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Hedlund) “congratulating Kate Spitler on receiving the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association Student-Athlete of the Month Award”;
Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Ross and Rush) “congratulating Holden Barth on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Ross and Rush) “congratulating Brendan Chin on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Ross and Rush) “congratulating Stevie Heaslip on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”; and
Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Ross and Rush) “congratulating Colin Riley on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout.”
Matter Taken Out of the Orders of the Day.
There being no objection, the following matter was taken out of the Orders of the Day and considered, as follows:
The Senate Bill authorizing the town of Milton to assess an additional amount of real estate and personal property taxes (Senate, No, 1872),-- was read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE
A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4056) of Nick Collins for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Anne Marie McDonough, an employee of the Trial Court,-- was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on the Judiciary.
The engrossed Bill relative to the Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School District (see House, No. 3959),-- came from the House with an amendment adding the following section:
“SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.”.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the House amendment was considered forthwith and adopted, in concurrence.
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 (Ms. Flanagan) and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:
Establishing a sick leave bank for Maria Elaskar-Stack, an employee of the Department of Children and Families (see Senate, No. 2087);
Authorizing the West Barnstable Fire District to fund library services for the Whelden Memorial Library (see House, No. 3648);
Relative to the charter of the city of Somerville (see House, No. 3919); and
Relative to establishing a sick leave bank for Carmen Mahone, an employee of the Trial Court (see House, No. 3981, amended).
An engrossed Bill validating certain actions taken at the annual town meeting held in the town of Swampscott (see House Bill, printed in House, No. 3768) (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, two-thirds of the members present having voted in the affirmative, and signed by the Acting President (Ms. Flanagan) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.
On motion of Mr. Tarr,--
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.
Adjourn In Memory of Anthony “Sal” Salvucci
The Senator from Middlesex and Norfolk, Ms. Creem moved that when the Senate adjourns today, it do so in memory of one of Massachusetts’ dedicated public servants Anthony “Sal” Salvucci.
Newton Alderman Sal Salvucci died Friday, April 4, 2014.
A lifelong Newton resident, Sal was first elected to represent Ward 3 on the Board of Aldermen in 1987. His commitment to the city gave him the reputation as a “De Facto” Alderman to the entire city. Sal was a Veteran of the Korean War with a strong work ethic; he was known as a sincere and true friend with a good sense of humor, who enjoyed lively political discussions.
Anthony “Sal” Salvucci will be deeply missed by his wife, Lorraine, and his children, Anne Chagnon, Elizabeth Philipson, Gina Cheetham, Lisa Barrette, Joseph Salvucci, Maria Lopez, their spouses and their families. He will also be missed by his siblings, grandchildren and his many his many friends.
Accordingly, as a mark of respect in memory of Anthony “Sal” Salvucci, at fourteen minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., on motion of Mr. Tarr, the Senate adjourned to meet again on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M.