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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, June 24, 2013.

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

Distinguished Guests.

There being no objection, the Chair (Mr. McGee) introduced, in the rear of the Chamber, new members of the Pickering Middle School Mock Trial Team from Lynn. The group was recognized for having a recent win against St. Pius in Lynn. The students were on a field trip to the State House learning about the different aspects of state government. The Senate welcomed them with applause and they withdrew from the Chamber.

Reports of Committees.

By Ms. Jehlen, for the committee on Elder Affairs, on Senate No. 292 and House No. 545, a Bill to promote equal choice and cost savings in health care (Senate, No. 292); and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate No. 295 and House No. 540, a Bill relative to the Massachusetts Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias Acute Care Advisory Committee (Senate, No. 295);
Severally referred, under Joint Rule 1E, to the committee on Health Care Financing.

By Ms. Chang-Diaz, for the committee on Education, on petition, a Bill to assist parental choice concerning special education placements (Senate, No. 205); and
By Mr. Rodrigues, for the committee on Revenue, on petition, a Bill to establish the Scusset Beach State Reservation Trust Fund and imposing a surcharge on certain fees charged for the use of Scusset Beach (Senate, No. 1395);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

By Ms. Chang-Diaz, for the committee on Education on petition, a Bill to maintain short term objectives for students with disabilities (Senate, No. 218);
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

By Ms. Dorcena Forry, for the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government, on petition, a Bill to authorize the city of Lynn to establish a program for enforcement against illegal dumping (Senate, No. 1784) [Local approval received]; and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill to authorize the town of Nahant to issue bond anticipation notes (Senate, No. 1786) [Local approval received];
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Committee Discharged.

Ms. Clark, for the committee on the Judiciary, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 719) of Kenneth J. Donnelly for legislation to clarify accidental disability benefits,-- and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Public Service;
Under Senate Rule 36, the report was considered forthwith and accepted.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Hedlund) “congratulating Jonathan A. Cannon on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Hedlund) “congratulating Neven Recchia on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Hedlund) “congratulating Noel Recchia on his elevation to the rank of eagle scout”;

Resolutions (filed by Messrs. McGee and Tarr) “recognizing Robert P. MacKendrick for his hard work and dedicated service to the town of Lynnfield”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Tarr) “honoring Jacob Burridge for his service to the United States of America, the Commonwealth and the town of Ipswich.”

Communications.

The Clerk read the following communications:

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
MASSACHUSETTS SENATE
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON 02133- 1063

June 20, 2013

The Honorable William F. Welch
Clerk of the Massachusetts Senate
State House, Room 335
Boston, MA 02133

Dear Mr. Clerk:

I regret that I was unable to be present for various roll call votes on June 21, 2013. I had I been present I would have voted in the following manner.

H. 3331 An act supplementing certain existing capital spending authorizations, I would have voted “Yea” on engrossment and enactment.

S. 1805 An act encouraging low-income savings and economic opportunity

o Senate Roll Call #83 on Amendment #9: “Yea”
o Senate Roll Call #85 on Amendment #21: “Yea”
o Senate Roll Call #86 on Amendment #26: “Nay”
o Senate Roll Call #87 on Amendment #51: “Nay”
o Senate Roll Call #88 on Amendment # 66: “Nay”
o Senate Roll Call #89 on Amendment #81: “Yea”

I request that my vote be recorded and a copy of this letter be entered in the journal of the Senate.

Very truly yours,
GALE D. CANDARAS

On motion of Mr. Tarr, the above communication was ordered printed in the Journal of the Senate.

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
MASSACHUSETTS SENATE
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON 02133- 1063

June 21, 2013

William F. Welch
Clerk of the Senate
Room 335, State House
Boston, MA 02133

Dear Mr. Clerk:

On Thursday, June 20, 2013, I was unable to be present for the vote relating to House Bill 3331. Had I been present, I would have voted in the affirmative.
I respectfully request that this letter be printed in the Senate Journal as part of the official record for June 20, 2013. Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

Saludos,
SONIA CHANG-DIAZ
Second Suffolk District

On motion of Mr. Tarr, the above communication was ordered printed in the Journal of the Senate.

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 Templeton to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises (Senate, No. 1795) (its title having been changed by the committee in Bills in the Third Reading),-- was read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

The Senate Bill authorizing the city known as the town of Greenfield to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (Senate, No. 1796) (its title having been changed by the committee in Bills in the Third Reading),-- was read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

The Senate Bill authorizing the city known as the town of Greenfield to grant an additional license for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises (Senate, No. 1797) (its title having been changed by the committee in Bills in the Third Reading),-- was read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE
Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill authorizing the town of West Boylston to assess compensatory sewer privilege fees (see House, No. 1870) (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 (Mr. McGee) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

Recess.

There being no objection, at thirteen minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Chair (Mr. McGee) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at nine minutes past twelve o’clock noon, the Senate reassembled, Mr. McGee in the Chair.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Petruccelli,--

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again tomorrow 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 ten minutes past twelve o’clock noon, the Senate adjourned to meet again tomorrow at eleven o’clock A.M.