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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013.
Met at two minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Rosenberg in the Chair) (having been appointed by the President, under authority conferred by Senate Rule 4, to perform the duties of the Chair).
The Senator from Essex and Middlesex, Mr. Tarr, then led the Chair (Mr. Rosenberg), members, guests and staff in the recitation of the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
Petitions were severally presented and referred as follows:
By Ms. Clark, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Katherine M. Clark for legislation to shift revenue from sales tax to transportation fuel tax ; and
By Mr. Michael O. Moore, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael O. Moore and Paul K. Frost for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Jeanette Cruz, an employee of the Department of Unemployment Assistance;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE
A Bill authorizing the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority to dispose of real property located in the city of Quincy and to grant an access easement upon real property of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority located in the city of Quincy (House, No. 3570,-- on House, No. 3469),-- was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.
Emergency Preamble Adopted.
An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Linda Barlow, an employee of the Department of Mental Health (see House, No. 3468), 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. Rosenberg) and sent to the House for enactment.
There being no objection, at four minutes past past eleven o’clock A.M., the Chair (Mr. Rosenberg) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at five minutes past two o’clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, Mr. Rosenberg in the Chair.
Report of a Committee.
By Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill relative to financing the production and preservation of housing for low and moderate income residents (House, No. 3492, amended) (the committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets having recommended that the bill be amended by striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 1829),-- ought to pass, with an amendment to the Bonding new text by striking out the text and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 1835.
Mr. Brewer presented the following order:
Ordered, That notwithstanding Senate Rule 7 or any other rule to the contrary, the House Bill relative to financing the production and preservation of housing for low and moderate income residents (House, No. 3492, amended) (the committee on Bonding. Capital Expenditure and State Assets having recommended that the bill be amended by substituting a new text, Senate, No. 1829) (the committee on Ways and Means having recommended that the Bonding amendment be amended by striking out the text and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 1835) shall be placed in the Orders of the Day for a second reading on Thursday, July 25, 2013.
All amendments shall be filed electronically in the office of the Clerk of the Senate by 3:00 P.M., on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. All such amendments shall be second-reading amendments to the recommended Senate Ways and Means new text (Senate, No. 1835) but further amendments in the third degree to such amendments shall be in order. The Clerk shall further specify the procedure and format for filing all amendments, consistent with this order.
After the bill as amended is ordered to a third reading, it shall immediately be read a third time and the question shall then immediately be on passing it to be engrossed, and no amendments shall be in order at the third reading of the bill unless recommended by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading.
Under the rules, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Rosenberg, for the said committee on Ethics and Rules, reported, recommending that the order ought to be adopted.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the order was considered forthwith and was adopted.
The bill (House, No. 3492, amended) was placed in the Orders of the Day for Thursday, June 25, 2013, with the Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets and Ways and Means new texts pending.
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 seven minutes past two o’clock P.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again tomorrow at one o’clock P.M.