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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Thursday, May 30, 2013.

Met at one minute past eleven o’clock A.M. (Ms. Flanagan in the Chair).

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

Distinguished Guests.

There being no objection, the Chair (Ms. Flanagan) handed the gavel to Mr. Tarr for the purpose of an introduction. Mr. Tarr then introduced, in the gallery, the third grade class from the Winthrop School in Hamilton. The students were on a trip to the State House learning about the different aspects of state government. They were led by teacher Heidi Cosovio. The Senate welcomed them with applause and they withdrew from the gallery. They were also guests of Representative Hill of Ipswich.

Petition.

Mr. McGee presented a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1784) of Thomas M. McGee, Robert F. Fennell, Steven M. Walsh, Lori A. Ehrlich and other members of the General Court (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to authorize the city of Lynn to establish a program for enforcement against illegal dumping [Local approval received];
Under Senate Rule 20, referred to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3483) of Frank A. Moran, James J. Lyons, Jr. and Barry R. Finegold (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to authorizing the town of Andover to convey a certain parcel of land,-- was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.

A Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Thomas Mulvey, an employee of the Department of Housing and Community Development (House, No. 3447, amended -- on petition),-- was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Chandler, and Mr. Wolf) “congratulating Doctor Francesca Lavecchia on her retirement as the Chief Neuropsychologist for the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission”; and

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Spilka) “recognizing the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 929 in the town of Framingham on their commemoration of the sixtieth anniversary of the signing of the Cease Fire Armistice of the Korean War.”

Reports of Committees.

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 designating the month of May as Blue Star Mothers Month (Senate, No. 1521).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Knapik and the bill was read a second, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.


By Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Carmen Berry, an employee of the Department of Children and Families (House, No. 3443),-- 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, in concurrence.


By Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill relative to the financial condition of the Spencer-East Brookfield Regional School District (House, No. 3476),-- ought to pass, with amendments in section 1, by inserting, after the word “education”, in line 3, the following words:- “, or a designee”;
In said section 1, by inserting, after the word “revenue”, in line 4, the following words:- “, or a designee”;
In said section 1, by inserting after the word “finance”, in line 7, the following words:- “, or a designee;
In section 2, by striking out, in lines 8 and 9, the words “or regional school district agreement”;
In section 3, by striking out, in lines 28 and 29, the words “or regional school district agreement”;
In section 6, by striking out, in lines 86 and 87, the words “or regional school district agreement”;
In section 7, by striking out, in line 123 and 124, the words “or a single justice of the supreme judicial court”;
In section 8, by striking out, in line 142, the words “or regional school district agreement”; and
In section 9, by striking out the words “on June 30, 2013, or such earlier date as may be recommended by the commissioner and the director” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- “on or before June 30, 2013 for fiscal year 2013, as may be recommended by the commissioner and the director”.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Knapik, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means.
The bill, as amended, was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

The House Bill making appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for the maintenance of 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),— came from the House with the endorsement that the House had NON-concurred in the Senate amendment striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text contained in Senate document numbered 1800, and had asked for a committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two branches; and that Representatives Dempsey of Haverhill, Kulik of Worthington and deMacedo of Plymouth had been appointed the committee on the part of the House.
On motion of Mr. Tarr, the Senate insisted on its amendment and concurred in the appointment of a committee of conference; and Senators Brewer, Flanagan and Knapik were appointed on the part of the Senate.
The bill was returned to the House endorsed accordingly.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,--

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