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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, June 30, 2014.

Met at four minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Ms. Spilka in the Chair).

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

Petition.

Mr. Donnelly presented a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2233) of Kenneth J. Donnelly, Jay R. Kaufman and James J. Dwyer (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to authorize the licensing authority of the city of Woburn to issue additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises [Local approval received];
Under Senate Rule 20, referred to the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Order.

Mr. Petruccelli presented an Order relative to granting the committee on Financial Services until July 31, 2014, within which time to make its final report on current Senate documents numbered 483 and 1977, relative to financial services (Senate, No. 2208);
Referred, under Joint Rule 30, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Brownsberger, for the committee on the Judiciary, on Senate, Nos. 40, 65, 622, 624, 626, 627, 628, 629, 630, 635, 636, 637, 638, 639, 640, 642, 644, 645, 646, 647, 648, 649, 650, 652, 653, 654, 655, 656, 657, 658, 659, 660, 661, 662, 663, 664, 665, 666, 668, 669, 672, 673, 674, 675, 676, 677, 678, 679, 680, 683, 684, 685, 686, 687, 688, 689, 690, 691, 692, 693, 694, 695, 696, 697, 698, 699, 701, 703, 704, 707, 708, 709, 710, 711, 715, 716, 717, 720, 721, 722, 723, 724, 725, 727, 728, 729, 731, 733, 734, 735, 736, 737, 738, 739, 740, 742, 743, 744, 745, 746, 747, 748, 749, 751, 752, 753, 754, 755, 756, 757, 758, 759, 760, 761, 762, 763, 764, 765, 766, 768, 770, 771, 772, 773, 775, 776, 777, 778, 779, 780, 781, 782, 783, 784, 785, 786, 787, 788, 789, 790, 791, 792, 793, 794, 799, 800, 801, 802, 803, 804, 805, 806, 808, 809, 810, 811, 812, 813, 814, 815, 816, 817, 818, 819, 820, 821, 822, 823, 824, 825, 826, 828, 830, 831, 832, 833, 835, 836, 837, 838, 839, 840, 841, 842, 1127, 1389, 1779, and 2158, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on the Judiciary to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to judicial issues (Senate, No. 2234);
Referred under Joint Rule 29, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

By Mr. Brownsberger, for the committee on the Judiciary, on Senate No. 741 and House No.1456, a Bill to ensure continued humane animal care in Massachusetts (Senate, No. 2232);
By Mr. McGee, for the committee on the Transportation, on petition, a Bill relative to motor vehicle license suspension (Senate, No. 1643);
Severally 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 considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Kennedy) “in support of the country of Canada on its celebration of Canada Day.”

Communication.

The Clerk read the following communication:

THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
MASSACHUSETTS SENATE

June 30, 2014

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

Dear Mr. Clerk,
I write to you regarding my absence at the Senate Formal Session on June 5, 2014.
Had I been present, I would have voted in the affirmative for roll call #348 on S. 2173, An Act relative to missing persons.
I respectfully request that a copy of this correspondence be printed in the journal during the next session. Thank you in advance for your assistance in this matter.

Sincerely,
THOMAS M. McGEE,
State Senator
Third Essex 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 House Bill relative to the traffic commission in the city of Medford (House, No. 4095),-- was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

The House Bill authorizing the lease of air rights over a portion of a municipal off-street parking area (House, No. 4120) (its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading),-- was read a third time.
Pending the question on passing the bill to be engrossed, Ms. Creem presented an amendment in section 1, by inserting after the fifth paragraph the following paragraph:-
“A lease entered into under this act shall be subject to subsections (a), (b) and (g) of section 16 of chapter 30B of the General Laws.”
The amendment was adopted.
The bill, as amended, was then passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with the amendment.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,--

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns, it adjourn to meet again today at one o’clock P.M., in a full formal session without a calendar.

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