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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, May 5, 2014.

Met at three minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Ms. Spilka in the Chair).

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

Report.

Report of the Special Commission on Tourism Formula (under the provisions of Section 195 of Chapter 38 of the Acts of 2013) submitting its report relative to the distribution of funds in the Massachusetts Tourism Fund (received May 1, 2014),-- was placed on file.

Petition.

Mr. Pacheco presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Marc R. Pacheco and Susan Williams Gifford for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Denis Cassidy, an employee of the Department of Correction,-- 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. Welch, for the committee on Health Care Financing, on petition, a Bill to order a study on disparities in health care arising out of a change in marital status (Senate, No. 508);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill to require MassHealth to provide an explanation of benefits to beneficiaries (Senate, No. 539);
By Mr. Wolf, for the committee on Labor and Workforce Development on Senate No. 864 and House No. 1756, a Bill restoring fairness in the unemployment insurance law for workers in temporary jobs (Senate, No. 864);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate No. 900 and House No. 1739, a Bill to establish earned paid sick time (Senate, No. 900);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate No. 852 and House No. 1707, a Bill relative to social media privacy protection (Senate, No. 2118);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition (accompanied by bill Senate, No. 879), a Bill establishing a Commonwealth citizen service initiative (Senate, No. 2119); and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate No. 883 and House No. 1751, a Bill relative to fair retainage payments in private construction (Senate, No. 2120);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

By Ms. Forry, for the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government, on petition, a Bill relative to the charter of the town of Bellingham (Senate, No. 2066) [Local approval received];
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to the financing and construction of a sanitary sewer extension in the town of Hardwick (Senate, No. 2081) [Local approval received]; and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to the financial condition of the city of North Adams (Senate, No. 2089) [Local approval received];
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Committee Discharged.

Mr. Rosenberg, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration:

Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to environment, natural resources and agriculture issues (Senate, No. 2116); and
Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to public safety and homeland security issues (Senate, No. 2117);
And recommending that the same severally be referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.
Under Senate Rule 36, the reports were severally considered forthwith and accepted.

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 Marion to impose liens upon property for the collection of water bills (House, No. 3605, amended) (its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading),-- was read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

The House Bill authorizing the town of Stoneham to create a special fund for railroad right of way proceeds (House, No. 3743),-- was read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

The House Bill authorizing the town of Stoneham to establish a special fund for the collection and disposal of trash (House, No. 3744),-- was read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

The following report was laid before the Senate, the time within which the said committee was required to report having expired:—
Of the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government, ought NOT to pass (under Joint Rule 10), on the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2065) of Harriette L. Chandler, James J. O'Day, Michael O. Moore, John J. Binienda, Daniel M. Donahue and other members of the General Court (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation relative to the board of health in the city of Worcester [Local approval received].
On motion of Mr. Tarr, the petition was recommitted to the Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,--

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Thursday next at one o’clock P.M., in a full formal session with a calendar.

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