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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, June 3, 2013.

Met at one minute past 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 Department of Public Health relative to a plan of correction submitted pursuant to inspections of Plymouth County Correctional Facility, Dartmouth Women’s Center, Dartmouth I.C.E. and the Massachusetts Treatment Center (received Friday, May 31, 2013),-- was placed on file.

Report.

Report of the Department of Energy Resources (under the provisions of Section 5 of Chapter 25A of the General Laws) submitting the department’s annual employee and program report (received Friday, May 31, 2013),-- was placed on file.

Petitions.

Petitions were severally presented and referred, as follows:

Mr. McGee presented a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1786) of Thomas M. McGee and Steven M. Walsh (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Nahant to issue bond anticipation notes [Local approval received];
Under Senate Rule 20, referred to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Mr. Richard T. Moore (by request), presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael Crenshaw for legislation to enhance whistleblower protections,-- and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Report of a Committee.

By Ms. O’Connor Ives, for the committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development, on petition, a Bill to establish a commission to study the feasibility of hosting the summer Olympics (Senate, No. 1623);
Read and, under Joint Rule 29, referred to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were severally referred, in concurrence, as follows, to wit:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3484) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and Michael J. Barrett (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Weston to grant an additional license for the sale wines and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises;
To the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3485) of Garrett J. Bradley and Robert L. Hedlund (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the establishment of sewer districts in the town of Cohasset;
To the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3486) of Garrett J. Bradley and Robert L. Hedlund (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to the town manager in the town of Cohasset;
To the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3487) of Brian S. Dempsey (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to authorize the city of Haverhill to appoint Scott Bradish a firefighter in said city notwithstanding the maximum age requirement;
To the committee on Public Service.

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Brewer and Tarr) “commending amateur radio operators in the Commonwealth and joining with them in celebration of Amateur Radio Week”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Donnelly) “honoring Specialist Justin Keefe, United States Army, on receiving the Purple Heart”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Donnelly) “congratulating Sheri McCann on her retirement from Nupath, Inc.”;

Resolutions (filed by Ms. O’Connor Ives) “congratulating Charlotte L. McLaughlin for 60 years of service as an elections official in the city of Newburyport”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Reverend Henrique ‘Henry’ S. Arruda on his retirement from the priesthood”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Elizabeth Burckes Bonney on her one hundredth birthday”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Alec Joseph Carrara on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating James Husband on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Kevin Michael Thompson on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross) “congratulating Reverend John G. Connolly on the fiftieth anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross) “congratulating W.H. Riley & Son on its one hundred and fortieth anniversary”;

Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Ross and Timilty) “congratulating Peter O’Brien on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;

Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Ross and Timilty) “congratulating Connor Tully on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”; and

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Spilka) “congratulating Erik Lloyd on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout.”

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 Freetown to designate a check-off on its tax bills (Senate, No. 1404),-- 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.

The House Bill relative to the Harbormaster in the Town of Mattapoisett (House, No, 3303),-- was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act relative to the harbor master in the town of Mattapoisett”.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

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

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3489) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr. for legislation relative to the issuance of 26th Infantry Division or 26th Infantry Brigade motor vehicle registration plates;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Transportation.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3490) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr. for legislation relative to benefits for those who have served in the armed forces of the United States in active service as part of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, or Operation Noble Eagle and who were discharged or released under honorable conditions from such serviced;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs.

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