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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013.
Met according to adjournment at eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Rosenberg in the Chair).
The Senator from Hampden and Hampshire, Mr. Knapik, led the Chair (Mr. Rosenberg), members, guests and staff in the recitation of the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
Report of a Committee.
By Mr. McGee, for the committee on Transportation, on petition, a Bill relative to the safety of school children (Senate, No. 1695);
Read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.
By Mr. Pacheco, for the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture on petition, a Bill to extend the Environmental Joint Powers Agreement that created the A-B-C Stormwater Flooding Board (Senate, No. 343);
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3527) of Thomas M. Stanley (by vote of the town) for legislation to repeal a law authorizing the town of Lincoln to grant an additional license for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises to AKA Bistro,-- was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.
A Bill relative to the town of Foxboro (House, No. 1819, amended,-- on petition) [Local approval received],-- was read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.
Reports of a Committee.
By Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill making amendments to the Uniform Commercial Code covering general provisions, documents of title and secured transactions (House, No. 28, amended),-- ought to pass.
Referred, under Senate Rule 26, to the committee on Ethics and Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Rosenberg, for the said committee on Ethics and Rules, reported that the matter be placed in the Orders of the Day for Wednesday, June 26th.
The bill was placed in the Orders of the Day for Wednesday, June 26, 2013, for a second reading.
By Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill implementing the Affordable Care Act and providing further access to affordable health care (printed in House, No. 3452, amended),-- ought to pass with an amendment in section 20, by striking out, line 135, the words “cannot purchase a qualified health plan” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- “are not eligible for federal advanced premium tax credits”;
In section 36, by striking out, in line 189 to 191, inclusive, the words “and for the administration of the fair share employer contribution requirement pursuant to section 188 of chapter 149”;
In section 73, by striking out, in line 525, the word “designated”, and inserting in place thereof the following words:- “office of patient protection, established by section 16 of chapter 6D or, if applicable, the designated”; and
By inserting after section 102, the following section:-
“SECTION 102A. The commonwealth, by and through the governor or the governor’s designee, shall formally request a federal waiver to avoid the adverse effects of rating and rule changes to the Massachusetts merged market, to protect consumers and businesses in the commonwealth and in an effort to maintain current Massachusetts rating and rule requirements. All negotiations with any federal agency concerning this waiver shall be conducted in consultation with a member of the house of representatives as appointed by the speaker of the house and a member of the senate as appointed by the senate president. The governor, or the governor’s designee shall file a detailed report describing the waiver application and waivers received, along with all documentation, including, but not limited to, all related written and verbal responses from the Department of Health and Human Services, with the clerks of the senate and house not later than October 1, 2014. The governor shall report monthly to the joint committee on health care financing and the house and senate committees on ways and means on the status of the waiver request under this section.”
Mr. Brewer offered the following order to wit:
Ordered, That notwithstanding Senate Rule 7 or any other rule to the contrary, the House Bill implementing the Affordable Care Act and providing further access to affordable health care (House, No. 3452, amended) shall be placed in the Orders of the Day for a second reading on Wednesday, June 26, 2013.
All amendments shall be filed electronically in the office of the Clerk of the Senate by 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, June 26, 2013. All such amendments shall be second-reading amendments but further amendments in the third degree to such amendments shall be in order. The Clerk shall further specify the procedure and format for filing all amendments, consistent with this order.
After the bill as amended is ordered to a third reading, it shall immediately be read a third time and the question shall then immediately be on passing it to be engrossed, and no amendments shall be in order at the third reading of the bill unless recommended by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading.
Under the rules, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Rosenberg, for the said committee, reported, recommending that the order ought to be adopted.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Richard T. Moore, and the order was considered forthwith and adopted.
The bill (House, No. 3452, amended) was placed in the Orders of the Day for Wednesday, June 26, 2013 for a second reading.
On motion of Mr. Knapik,--
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again tomorrow at one o’clock P.M., in a full formal session with a calendar.
On motion of the same Senator, at five minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again tomorrow at one o’clock P.M.