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Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Wednesday, July 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.


The following reports were severally received and placed on file, to wit:

Report of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (pursuant to Section 48 of Chapter 6 of the General Laws) submitting the 77th Annual Report of the State Racing Commission for the year ending December 31, 2011 (received Tuesday, May 14, 2013); and

Report of the Health Care Security Trust Board (pursuant to Section 4(h) of Chapter 29D of the General Laws) submitting the budget for said board for the fiscal year 2014 (received Tuesday, July 2, 2013).


Mr. Rodrigues, presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael J. Rodrigues and Alan Silvia for legislation to authorize the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to acquire certain parcels of land in the city of Fall River,-- 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 Mr. Keenan, for the committee on Public Health, on House 1985 and Senate 1099, a Bill relative to the release of a body by the medical examiner to a person charged with an offense which resulted in the death of the deceased (Senate, No. 1099, changed in line 8 by inserting the word “intentional” after the words “convicted of an” and by striking out the words “; provided further that such person shall be disqualified from acting as executor or administrator of the estate of the deceased”);
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

Committee Discharged.

Mr. Pacheco, for the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 379) of Michael O. Moore, Michael J. Rodrigues, Stephen L. DiNatale, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation to improve recycling in the Commonwealth,-- and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy;
Under Senate Rule 36, the report was considered forthwith and accepted.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Matter Taken Out of the Orders of the Day.

There being no objection the following matter was taken out of the Orders of the Day and considered as follows:

The Senate Bill authorizing the rent board of the town of Middleborough to impose fees for the employment of outside consultants (Senate, No. 966),-- was read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,--

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Monday 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 eleven minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M.