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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.
Monday, July 8, 2013.
Met at four minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Keenan in the Chair) (having been appointed by the President, under authority conferred by Senate Rule 4, to perform the duties of the Chair).
The following communications were severally receoved and placed on file to wit:
Communication from the Division of Professional Licensure (under the provisions of Section 2 of Chapter 7 of the General Laws) submitting notice of a planned increase of the biennial renewal fee for occupational schools (received July 8, 2013); and
Communication from the Division of Professional Licensure (under the provisions of Section 2 of Chapter 7 of the General Laws) submitting notice of a planned increase of the initial and renewal licesning fee for the following professions: Optometrists; Engineers and Land Surveyors; Veteranarians, and Allied Health Professionals (received July 8, 2013)
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3543) of Rhonda Nyman and Thomas P. Kennedy (by vote of the town) relative to the town manager in the town of Hanover,-- was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.
Relative to the charter of the town of Norton (House, No. 1848,-- on petition) [Local approval received];
Authorizing increased fees for special details performed by public employees in the city of Melrose (House, No. 3496,-- on petition) [Local approval received]; and
Relative to the town manager of the town of Saugus (House, No. 3508,-- on petition) [Local approval received];
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.
Of the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 807) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to promote efficiency in the use of certain natural resources,-- and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy;
Of the committee on Public Health, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1976) of Anne M. Gobi, Michael O. Moore and John D. Keenan that the Department of Public Health and municipal boards of health issue emergency permits for the trapping of animals suspected of having rabies,-- and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture; and
Of the committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3261) of Eugene L. O'Flaherty and others relative to updating the wire interception law,-- and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on the Judiciary;
Were severally considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence.
There being no objection, at a quarter past eleven o’clock A.M., the Chair (Mr. Keenan) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at twenty-nine minutes past twelve o’clock noon, the Senate reassembled, Mr. Keenan in the Chair.
The Chair (Mr. Keenan), members, guests and staff then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Downing) “congratulating Bascom Lodge on the occasion of its seventy-fifth anniversary.”
PAPER FROM THE HOUSE
Emergency Preamble Adopted.
An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Janet Everett, an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (see House, No. 3481, amended), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage and containing an emergency preamble,-- was laid before the Senate; and, a separate vote being taken in accordance with the requirements of Article LXVII of the Amendments to the Constitution, the preamble was adopted in concurrence, by a vote of 2 to 0.
The bill was signed by the Acting President (Mr. Keenan) and sent to the House for enactment.
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 House Bill authorizing the appointment of William M. Cowl, Jr. as a firefighter in the city of Haverhill notwithstanding the maximum age requirement (House, No. 3227) (its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading),-- was read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.
PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.
A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3546) of Ronald Mariano and John F. Keenan and others (with the approval of the mayor and city council) that the city of Quincy be authorized to establish neighborhood speed reduction zones,-- was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Transportation.
On motion of Mr. Tarr,--
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Thursday 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 twenty-eight minutes before one o’clock P.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at eleven o’clock A.M.