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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, June 16, 2014.

Met at two minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Rosenberg in the Chair).

The Senator from Essex and Middlesex, Mr. Tarr, then led the Chair (Mr. Rosenberg), members, guests and staff in the recitation of the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Petition.

Ms. Forry presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Linda Dorcena Forry for legislation to authorize a memorandum of agreement between the Massachusetts State Police and the Boston Police Department,-- and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Committees Discharged.

Mr. Rosenberg, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to tourism, arts and cultural development issues (Senate, No. 2191),-- and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.
Under Senate Rule 36, the report was considered forthwith and accepted.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE

A Bill promoting economic growth across the Commonwealth (House, No. 4181, amended,-- on House, No. 4045),-- 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 Mr. Joyce) “congratulating Reverend Dr. Jeffrey P. Johnson on his retirement”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Rosenberg and Ms. Candaras) “honoring William R. Barnett for his many years of service to the town of Belchertown”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Rosenberg) “congratulating the Polish Genealogical Society of Massachusetts on its twenty-fifth anniversary celebration.”

Reports of a Committee.

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 a certain bridge in the town of Barre as the Basil D. Izzi Bridge (Senate, No. 2043).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, 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 Ways and Means to read as follows: “An Act designating a certain bridge in the town of Barre as the U.S.N. S2/C Basil D. Izzi Memorial Bridge”.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

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 House Bill relative to the Pathfinder Regional Vocational-Technical High School District (House, No. 3941, amended).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,--

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Thursday next at one o’clock P.M., in a full formal session with a calendar.

On motion of the same Senator, at seven minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at one o’clock P.M.