NOTICE: - While reasonable efforts have been made to assure the accuracy of the data herein, this is NOT the official version of Senate Journal. It is published to provide information in a timely manner, but has not been proofread against the events of the session for this day. All information obtained from this source should be checked against a proofed copy of the Senate Journal.


UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

 

Monday, July 7, 2014.

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

Petition.

Mr. Petruccelli presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Anthony W. Petruccelli for legislation to adjust the number of racing days at Suffolk Downs,-- and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Reports of a Committee.

By Mr. Joyce, for the committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets, that the Senate Bill relative to authorizing the transfer of certain parcels of land in the town of Hubbardston (Senate, No. 2069) [Local approval received],--ought to pass;
By the same Senator, for the same committee, that the Senate Bill to authorize the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to grant to the town of Brookfield 6 easements over certain parcels of land in the town of Brookfield (Senate, No. 2108),-- ought to pass; and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, that the Senate Bill to authorize the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority to dispose of certain real property in the city of Boston and to release an easement upon certain real property in the city of Boston (Senate, No. 2139),-- ought to pass;
Severally, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

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 the Judiciary to make an investigation and study relative to judicial issues (Senate, No. 2238); and
Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Revenue to make an investigation and study relative to revenue issues (Senate, No. 2239);
And recommending that the same severally be referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.
Under Senate Rule 36, the reports were severally considered forthwith and accepted.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

A Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to validating the actions taken at the annual town election in the town of Dudley (printed in House, No. 4257),-- was referred, in concurrence, to the committee Election Laws.
A Bill modernizing the banking laws and enhancing the competitiveness of state-chartered banks (House, No. 4110,-- on House, No. 893),-- was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means.
A Bill authorizing the appointment of special police officers in the city of Barnstable (House, No. 3643,-- on petition) [Local approval received],-- was read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Richard T. Moore) “congratulating the Bellingham High School Blackhawks Baseball Team on winning the Massachusetts Division III State Championship”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Richard T. Moore) “congratulating the Bellingham High School Blackhawks Softball Team on winning the Massachusetts Division II State Championship”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “on the occasion of the two hundred and seventy-fifth anniversary of the incorporation of the town of Wareham.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

Engrossed Bills.

The following engrossed bills (the first of which originated in the Senate), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, were severally passed to be enacted and were signed by the Acting President (Mr. Petruccelli) and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:
Establishing a sick leave bank for Kyle Melvin, an employee of the Department of Correction (see Senate, No. 2155); and
Establishing a sick leave bank for Andrea Thomas, an employee of the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (see House, No. 4177).

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill relative to assisting individuals with autism and other intellectual or developmental disabilities (House, No. 4047),-- ought to pass, with an amendment striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 2245 [Estimated cost: $30,000,000 to $60,000,000].
Under Senate Rule 26, referred 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 immediate consideration on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Placed in the Orders of the Day for Tuesday, July 8, 2014, for a second reading with the Ways and Means amendment pending.

By Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill relative to juvenile life sentences (House, No. 4184, amended),-- ought to pass, with an amendment striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 2246; and by striking out the title and inserting in place thereof the following title: “An Act relative to juvenile life sentences for first-degree murder”.
Under Senate Rule 26, referred 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 immediate consideration on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
Placed in the Orders of the Day for Tuesday, July 8, 2014, for a second reading with the Ways and Means amendment pending.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

Engrossed Bills.

The following engrossed bills (the first of which originated in the Senate), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, were severally passed to be enacted and were signed by the Acting President (Mr. Petruccelli) and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:
Authorizing the town of Westport to assess additional amounts of real estate and personal property taxes to pay certain medical expenses incurred by certain public safety personnel (see Senate, No. 2192);
Authorizing the appointment of Scott Bradish as a firefighter in the city of Haverhill notwithstanding the maximum age requirement (see House, No. 3487); and
Authorizing the appointment of Scott Marchand as a firefighter in the city of Haverhill notwithstanding the maximum age requirement (see House, No. 3807).

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,--
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 thirteen minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again tomorrow at one o’clock P.M.