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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, July 15, 2013.

Met according to adjournment at eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Donnelly 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. Donnelly), members, guests and staff then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Keenan, for the committee on Public Health, on petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2029), a Bill relative to the certification of alcohol and drug free housing by the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services within the Department of Public Health (Senate, No. 1816); and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1029), a Bill relative to prescription drug adverse event reporting (Senate, No. 1817);
Severally referred, under Joint Rule 1E, to the committee on Health Care Financing.

By Ms. Forry, for the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government, on petition, a Bill to provide for a charter for the town of Sandwich (Senate, No. 1792) [Local approval received];
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill to authorize the town of Arlington to establish a special account for the purchase, installation and maintenance of public works of art (Senate, No. 1794) [Local approval received];
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to the charter of the town of Rockland (Senate, No. 1798) [Local approval received]; and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill to revise the charter for the city of Pittsfield (Senate, No. 1803) [Local approval received];
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

Petitions were severally referred, in concurrence, as follows, to wit:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3549) of Carolyn C. Dykema and James B. Eldridge (by vote of the town) that the town of Southborough be authorized to place a question on the annual election ballot of said town;
To the committee on Election Laws.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3550) of Garrett J. Bradley and Robert L. Hedlund (by vote of the town) that the town of Hingham be authorized to appoint a town treasurer-collector; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3551) Carolyn C. Dykema and James B. Eldridge (by vote of the town) that the town of Southborough be authorized to establish a five-member board of selectmen;
Severally to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3552) of David Paul Linsky, Karen E. Spilka and Richard J. Ross (by vote of the town) for legislation to exempt the position of deputy chief of police in the town of Natick from the civil service law;
To the committee on Public Service.

A Bill relative to the conveyance of real property by the Commonwealth in the town of Falmouth (House, No. 2853,-- on petition),-- was 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 severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Forry, Messrs. Barrett, Brewer and Brownsberger, Ms. Chang-Diaz, Ms. Clark, Ms. Creem, Mr. DiDomenico, Ms. Donoghue, Mr. Eldridge, Ms. Flanagan, Ms. Jehlen, Messrs. Michael O. Moore and Ross, Ms. Spilka and Mr. Tarr) “commending the United Nations on their observance of Nelson Mandela International Day on July 18, 2013”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Joyce) “congratulating Sergeant Detective Kenneth A. Lamb on the occasion of his retirement from the Boston Police Department”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross) “congratulating Patrick O'Rourke on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross) “congratulating William O'Rourke on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross) “congratulating Sean Pazurchek on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross) “congratulating Sean Turner on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross and Ms. Spilka) “honoring the memory of Kevin Francis Lynch on the dedication of the Kevin Francis Lynch Square in the town of Natick”; and

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Spilka and Mr. Ross) “honoring prisoners of war and those missing in action on the dedication of the Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Chair in the town of Natick.”

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 Senate Bill authorizing the city of Lynn to establish a program for enforcement against illegal dumping (Senate, No. 1784),-- was read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

The House Bill relative to contributory health insurance in the town of Mattapoisett (House, No. 2445, changed),-- was read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

Petitions were severally referred, in concurrence, as follows, to wit:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3574) of Stephen Kulik and Benjamin B. Downing (by vote of the town) that the town of Worthington to authorized to withdraw from the Gateway Regional School District;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Education.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3571) of Jason M. Lewis and others for legislation to ban shark fin trading;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3572) of John J. Binienda and others relative to the compensation of the chief probation officers of the Trial Court;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on the Judiciary.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3573) of Martin J. Walsh and others for legislation to designate the song “Roadrunner” as the official rock song of the Commonwealth;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill authorizing the appointment of William M. Cowl, Jr. as a firefighter in the city of Haverhill notwithstanding the maximum age requirement (see House, No. 3227) (which originated in the House), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, was passed to be enacted and signed by the Acting President (Mr. Donnelly) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

Emergency Preamble Adopted.

An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Rose Britton, an employee of the Trial Court (see House, No. 3516), 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 4 to 0.
The bill was signed by the Acting President (Mr. Donnelly) and sent to the House for enactment.

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. Donnelly) and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:

Authorizing the town of Greenfield to grant an additional license for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises (see Senate, No. 1797);

Establishing a district to operate a regional public safety communications and dispatch center for the city known as the town of Franklin and towns of Norfolk, Plainville and Wrentham (see House, No. 2189); and

Establishing a 3-member board of selectmen in the town of Ayer (see House, No. 3356).

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Lovely,--

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Thursday next at one o’clock P.M., in a full formal session with a calendar.

On motion of Mr. Knapik, at twenty-one minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at one o’clock P.M.