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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.
Monday, May 20, 2013.
Met accoding to adjournment at eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Keenan in the Chair).
The Chair (Mr. Keenan), members, guests and staff then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
The following communications were severally received and placed on file:
Communication from Michael G. Trotsky, GFA, Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer, Pension Reserves Investment Management Board, complying with the provisions of Chapter 232 of the Acts of 2010 to report PRIM’s disinvestment from Iran restricted securities (received in the Office of the Clerk of the Senate on Monday, May 20, 2013); and
Communication from Michael G. Trotsky, GFA, Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer, Pension Reserves Investment Management Board, complying with the provisions of Chapter 232 of the Acts of 2010 to report PRIM’s disinvestment from Sudan restricted securities (received in the Office of the Clerk of the Senate on Monday, May 20, 2013).
Reports of Committees.
By Ms. Clark, for the committee on the Judiciary on petition, a Bill relative to the protection of off duty firefighters and emergency medical technicians (Senate, No. 829);
By Mr. DiDomenico, for the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government on petition, a Bill to enhance identification of taxicab operators (Senate, No. 931); and
By Mr. Donnelly, for the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight on petition, a Bill to designate the month of May as Blue Star Mothers Month (Senate, No. 1521);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.
By Mr. DiDomenico, for the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government, on petition, a Bill to authorize the relocation, replacement, reconstruction and maintenance of a piling supported building in the town of Newbury (Senate, No. 402) [Local approval received]; and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill to authorize the lease of certain property in the town of Ludlow (Senate, No. 1769, changed in line 1 by striking out the words “Section 16 of Chapter 30B of the General Laws or” and by inserting in line 2 after the word “contrary” the words “but subject to paragraphs (a), (b) and (g) of section 16 of Chapter 30B of the General Laws”); [Local approval received];
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.
Mr. DiDomenico, for the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 972) of Karen E. Spilka and Michael Barrett for legislation to assist public water suppliers and to safeguard adequate water supplies,-- and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture;
Under Senate Rule 36, the report was considered forthwith and accepted.
Sent to the House for concurrence.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE
A Bill relative to contributory health insurance in the town of Mattapoisett (House, No. 2445, changed,-- on petition) [Local approval received],-- was read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.
Notice was received from the Speaker of the House of Representatives announcing the following appointment:
That Representative Wayne A. Matewsky of Everett has been assigned to the committees on Global Warming and Climate Change, Steering, Policy and Scheduling, Municipalities and Regional Government and Labor and Workforce Development to fill existing vacancies.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Barrett) “congratulating the residents of Weston on the occasion of the three hundredth anniversary of the town's incorporation”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Brownsberger) “congratulating Wheelock College on the occasion of its one hundred and twenty-fifth anniversary”; and
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Chandler, Messrs. Brewer and Eldridge, Ms. Flanagan and Messrs. Michael O. Moore and Richard T. Moore) “congratulating the Worcester Regional Transit Authority on the grand opening of its Transportation Hub at Union Station.”
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 relative to a water storage facility in the city of Fall River (Senate, No. 1764),-- 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.
Moment of Silence.
At the request of the Chair (Mr. Keenan), the members, guests and staff stood in a moment of silence and reflection to the memory of Army Specialist Mitchell Daehling.
Adjourn In Memory of Army Specialist Mitchell Daehling
The Senator from Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden, Mr. Downing, moved that when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn in memory of Army Specialist Mitchell Daehling.
Army Specialist Mitchell Daehling died while bravely serving his country in Afghanistan last week.
Specialist Daehling, a native of Dalton, graduated from Wahconah Regional High School in 2006. He continued his studies at Daniel Webster College in Nashua, New Hampshire, earning a degree in Homeland Security as a member of the class of 2010. He enlisted in the United States Army in 2010 and was stationed in El Paso, Texas. Specialist Daehling was deployed to Afghanistan as a part of Operation Enduring Freedom in December.
Specialist Daehling was known as a team player, a member of the lacrosse teams for both the Wahconah Warriors and the Daniel Webster Eagles. He is remembered by his family and friends as well-liked, quiet but driven young man.
Specialist Daehling is survived by his wife, Samantha, who he married on June 17, 2012, as well as his parents, Kirk and Brenda Daehling and his siblings, Adam and Kayla.
Accordingly, as a mark of respect in memory of Army Specialist Mitchell Daehling, at four minutes past eleven o’clock P.M., on motion of Mr. Tarr, pursuant to an order previously adopted, and, under the provisions of Senate Rule 38B, the Senate adjourned to meet again on Wednesday next at ten o’clock A.M. in a full formal session with the only item on the Calendar being the general appropriations bill.