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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, May 13, 2013.

Met according to adjournment at eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Petruccelli in the Chair).

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

Communication.

Communication from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (under the provisions of Section 9B of Chapter 128A of the General Laws) submitting proposed changes to 205 CMR 4.00 and 6.00 relative to running horse racing and pari-mutel rules for thoroughbred racing, harness racing and greyhound racing (Senate, No. 1780) (received Thursday, April 26, 2013),-- was referred to the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Report.

Report of the Dukes County Registry of Deeds (under the provisions of Section 4 of Chapter 4 of the Acts of 2003) submitting its plan for expenditure from the County Registers Technological Fund (copies will be forwarded as required to the Senate Committees on Ways and Means and Post Audit and Oversight) (received in the Office of the Clerk of the Senate on Monday, May 13, 2013),-- was placed on file.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

Petitions were severally referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3457) of Ruth B. Balser and others (with the approval of the mayor and board of aldermen) for legislation that the city of Newton be authorized to place a non-binding public opinion advisory question on the ballot;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Election Laws

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3458) of Robert M. Koczera and Mark C. Montigny (by vote of the town) for legislation to provide for the establishment and administration of rent regulations and the control of evictions in manufactured housing communities in the town of Acushnet;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Housing.

Bills
Establishing a sick leave bank for Keith M. Adams, an employee of the Department of Public Health (House, No. 3416,-- on petition); and
Making appropriations for the fiscal year 2014 for the departments, boards, commissions, institutions and certain activities of the Commonwealth, for interest, sinking fund and serial bond requirements and for certain permanent improvements (House, No. 3401,-- on House, No. 1, in part);
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

A Bill amending the town charter regarding certain appointed boards in the town of Westborough (House, No. 1835,-- on petition) [Local approval received],-- was read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Report of the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2830) of Bradley H. Jones and others for legislation relative to the failure to file certain reports by candidates under the campaign finance laws,-- and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Election Laws,-- was considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence.

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Brewer) “congratulating Sister Mary Clare Milewski on her retirement from St. Mary's School”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Hedlund) “congratulating Jason W. Leblanc on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Hedlund) “congratulating Paul J. Leblanc on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Joyce) “congratulating John Joseph Costa on the occasion of his one hundredth birthday”;
Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Kennedy and Joyce) “congratulating the East Bridgewater High School Girls Cheerleading Team on their New England Championship Title”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Ruth Lester on the occasion of her one hundredth birthday”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Bishop Michael R. Lunsford on his 30 years of ministry”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Rosenberg) “congratulating the Western Massachusetts Writing Project on the twentieth anniversary of its founding.”

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill authorizing the sale of land in the town of Templeton (Senate, No. 1768),-- ought to pass.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Knapik, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act authorizing the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance to convey a certain parcel of land in the town of Templeton”.
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 F. Rush for legislation for the designation of deputy assistant clerks of the courts.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Knapik, 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.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

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

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3460) of Claire D. Cronin, Thomas P. Kennedy and others for legislation relative to providing for home modifications and moving expenses for certain victims of the Boston marathon bombings;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.

Petition (accompanied by House, No. 3459) of Thomas M. Stanley for legislation to designate the song “14 Counties of Massachusetts” as the official county song of the Commonwealth;
Under suspension of Joint Rules 12 and 9, to the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.

Recess.

There being no objection, at eight minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Chair (Mr. Petruccelli) declared a recess, subject to the call of the Chair; and, at twenty-four minutes before twelve o’clock noon, the Senate reassembled, Mr. Petruccelli in the Chair.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Knapik,--

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Thursday 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 twenty-three minutes before twelve o’clock noon, the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at eleven o’clock A.M.