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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, May 12, 2014.

Met according to adjournment at 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.

Petitions.

Petitions were severally presented and referred as follows:

By Ms. Murray, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2136) of Therese Murray, Viriato Manuel deMacedo, Thomas J. Calter and Randy Hunt (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Plymouth to establish an 1820 courthouse fund [Local approval received];
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

By Ms. O’Connor Ives, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Kathleen O'Connor Ives and Diana DiZoglio for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Richard Bravoco, an employee of the Department of Correction; and

By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, Leonard Mirra, Kathleen O'Connor Ives, Diana DiZoglio and others for legislation to designate a certain bridge over the Merrimack River as the Congressman William H. Bates Veterans Memorial Bridge;
Severally, 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, that the Senate Bill relative to health care work force centers (Senate, No. 993),-- ought to pass, with an amendment substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2126) [Estimated cost- more than $100,000];

By the same Senator, for the same committee, that the Senate Bill relative to the in-office sales of medical devices and products (Senate, No. 1032),-- ought to pass, with an amendment substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2128) [Estimated cost- more than $100,000]; and

By the same Senator, for the same committee, that the Senate Bill to require health care employers to develop and implement programs to prevent workplace violence (Senate, No. 1187),-- ought to pass, with an amendment substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2130) [Estimated cost- more than $100,000];
Severally, 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, that the Senate Bill to authorize certain pharmacy interns to administer immunizations (Senate, No. 995),-- ought to pass, with an amendment substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2127) [Estimated cost-less than $100,000]; and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, that the Senate Bill relative to the pronouncement of death in a rest home (Senate, No. 1109),-- ought to pass, with an amendment substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2129) [Estimated cost-less than $100,000];
Severally, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules, with the amendments pending.

By Mr. Finegold, for the committee on Election Laws, on petition, a Bill to provide for recall elections in the town of Lancaster (Senate, No. 2040, changed in line 25, by striking out the word “forthwith and inserting in place thereof the following words: “within 5 business days”) [Local approval received];
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4064) of Paul W. Mark and Benjamin B. Downing (by vote of the town) for legislation to provide for recall elections in the town Hinsdale,-- was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Election Laws.

A Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Anne Marie McDonough, an employee of the Trial Court (House, No. 4056,-- on petition),-- was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

A Bill relative to advisory questions on ballots in the city of Newton (House, No. 3457,-- on petition) [Local approval received],-- was read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Resolutions

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Tarr) “congratulating Fay, Spofford & Thorndike on its one hundred year celebration.”

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 Senate Bill authorizing the town of Chesterfield to continue the employment of police chief Gary Wickland (Senate, No. 2051),-- was read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

The House Bill relative to the filing deadline for residential exemptions and tax deferrals in the city of Boston (House, No. 2603).— was read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

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 Senate Bill establishing Ataxia Awareness Day (Senate, No. 2007).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion Mr. Rodrigues, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, 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. 4071) of David Paul Linsky and Karen E. Spilka for legislation to include public works employees for killed-in-the-line-of-duty benefits,-- was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Service.

Engrossed Bills.

The following engrossed bills (the first three 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:

Authorizing the town of Oakham to continue the employment of Fire Chief Thomas Snay (see Senate, No. 1999);
To prevent shackling and promote safe pregnancies for female inmates (see Senate, No. 2063, amended);
Establishing a sick leave bank for Michael J. Donoghue, an employee of the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office (see Senate, No. 2067);
Designating a certain pedestrian bridge in the city of Boston as the Frances “Fanny” Appleton Bridge (see House, No. 2904);
Authorizing the town of Dedham to grant 3 additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (see House, No. 3614, amended);
Relative to strengthening campaign finance reporting requirements (see House, No. 3760, amended);
Establishing a sick leave bank for Christine Green, an employee of the Department of Mental Health (see House, No. 3957, amended); and
Providing for the terms of certain bonds to be issued by the Commonwealth for the improvement, expansion and development of military installations (see House Bill, printed in House, No. 3982).

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,--

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

Adjourn In Memory of Bruce E. Leaver

The Senator from Plymouth and Norfolk, Mr. Hedlund, moved that when the Senate adjourns today, it do so in memory of Bruce E. Leaver.

Bruce E. Leaver, of Scituate, passed away surrounded by his adoring family on Monday, May, 5, after a valiant battle with cancer. He was just 56 years old.

Bruce was the beloved husband of Karen, and father to Ashley and Matthew. He is pre-deceased by his father Paul and survived by his mother Camille, and brothers Richard, Mark, and Paul, and many nieces and nephews.

Born in Tyngsborough, Bruce attended the University of Massachusetts where he was a member of Beta Kappa Phi fraternity. He built a distinguished career in the hotel industry, most recently serving as general manager at the Hotel Indigo Newton/Boston.

Bruce served on the Executive Committee of the Massachusetts Lodging Association, was a member of the Newton Rotary and Newton/Needham Chamber of Commerce, and was a past president of Skal International Boston.

Bruce will be best remembered for his contagious enthusiasm for life and the comfort, joy and laughs he brought to those around him.

Accordingly, as a mark of respect to the memory of Bruce E. Leaver, at seventeen minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., on motion of Mr. Tarr, the Senate adjourned to meet again tomorrow at one o’clock P.M.