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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014.

Met at two minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Ms. Donoghue 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. Donoghue), members, guests and staff then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Report.

Report of the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds (under the provisions of Section 2KKK of Chapter 29 of the General Laws) submitting its plan for expenditure from the County Registers Technological Fund (copies having been forwarded as required to the Senate Committees on Ways and Means and Post Audit and Oversight) (received Monday, April 14, 2014),-- was placed on file.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Lewis, for the committee on Public Service, on petition, a Bill to establish a sick leave bank for Denise Frost, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services (Senate, No. 2150);
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, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 970) of Michael F. Rush, Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Carlo Basile, Christopher G. Fallon and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote worksite safety and restoration of local roads;
Read and, under Senate Rule 36, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

By Ms. Forry, for the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government, on petition, a Bill to repeal chapter 511 of the special acts of 1981 (Senate, No. 2109) [Local approval received];
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill to authorize the town of Plymouth to establish an 1820 courthouse fund (Senate, No. 2136) [Local approval received];
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows, to wit:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4099) of Edward F. Coppinger (with the approval of the mayor and city council) that the city of Boston be authorized to issue certain licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages in said city;
To the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4100) of Sheila C. Harrington (by vote of the town) relative to validating the actions approved at the March 15, 2014 special town meeting held in the town of Ashby;
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4101) of Timothy R. Madden and Daniel A. Wolf (by vote of the town) that the town of Nantucket be authorized to convey a certain parcel of land to the Nantucket Land Bank;
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4102) of Timothy R. Madden and Daniel A. Wolf (by vote of the town) relative to the composition of the Nantucket Historic District Commission;
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4103) of Timothy R. Madden and Daniel A. Wolf (by vote of the town) that the county of Nantucket be authorized to transfer a certain parcel of land to the town of Nantucket for general municipal purposes;
Severally, to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4104) of Timothy R. Madden and Daniel A. Wolf (by vote of the town) that the town of Nantucket be authorized to exempt funeral directors, embalmers, funeral homes, and crematories from certain regulations;
To the committee on Public Health.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4105) of Aaron Vega that the retirement board of the city of Holyoke issue killed in the line of duty pension benefits to the surviving spouse and family of Holyoke Police Officer David Zolendziewski;
To the committee on Public Service.

Bills
Relative to ocean ecology and shark protection (House, No. 4088,-- on Senate, No. 372); and
Relative to improving student achievement (House, No. 4108,-- on House, No. 425);
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Bills
Authorizing the reinstatement of Richard L. Cross as a reserve police officer in the town of Southwick (House, No. 3852,-- on petition) [Local approval received];
Authorizing the town of Holliston to establish a department of public works (House, No. 3961,-- on petition) [Local approval received]; and
Relative to the preparation of certain bilingual ballots in the city of Boston (House, No. 4089,-- on House, No. 3914) [Local approval received on House, No. 3914];
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Reports

Of the committee on the Judiciary, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1499) of Carlo Basile for legislation to authorize the combined procurement of owner controlled insurance programs by certain state agencies,-- and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Labor and Workforce Development; and
Of the committee on Transportation, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3112) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr. for legislation to expand the move over law, so-called, to include vehicles operated by civilians,-- and recommending that the same severally be referred to the committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security.
Were severally considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence.

Reports

Of the committee on the Judiciary, asking to be discharged from further consideration
Of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1434) of Kay Khan, Denise Andrews and Jason M. Lewis for legislation to establish a women's correctional facility in Middlesex County; and
Of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1538) of Eugene L. O'Flaherty and others for legislation to establish a regional lockup facility in Suffolk County;
And recommending that the same be severally referred to the committee on House Ways and Means;
Were severally considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence, in so much as relates to the discharge of the joint committee.

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 directing the city of Boston Police Department to waive the maximum age requirement for police officer Edward Grace (Senate, No. 2002),-- was read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
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. 4115) of Shawn Dooley and Richard J. Ross relative to simulcast wagering in Norfolk county;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4116) of Sheila C. Harrington for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Richard Brophey, an employee of the Department of Unemployment Assistance; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4117) of Tricia Farley-Bouvier and Benjamin B. Downing for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Thomas D. Tierney, an employee of the highway division of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation;
Severally under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Service.
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4118) of Cory Atkins for legislation to authorize the State Secretary to loan the Charter of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay of 1691;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.

Emergency Preamble Adopted.

An engrossed Bill making appropriations for the fiscal year 2014 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects (see House, No. 4081, amended), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage and containing an emergency preamble,-- was laid before the Senate; and, a separate vote being taken in accordance with the requirements of Article LXVII of the Amendments to the Constitution, the preamble was adopted in concurrence, by a vote of 2 to 0.
The bill was signed by the Acting President (Ms. Donoghue) and sent to the House for enactment.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill relative to the town of Dennis Barrier Beach Protection Stabilization Fund (see House, No. 3630) (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 and signed by the Acting President (Ms. Donoghue) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

Recess.

There being no objection, at twenty-six minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Chair (Ms. Donoghue) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at twenty-seven minutes past one o’clock P.M, the Senate reassembled, Ms. Donoghue in the Chair.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4121) of Robert A. DeLeo and others relative to the reduction of gun violence,-- was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,--

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-eight minutes past one o’clock P.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at eleven o’clock A.M.