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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, July 29, 2013.

Met at nine minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Richard T. Moore 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. Richard T. Moore), members, guests and staff then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Communication.

A communication from the Honorable Therese Murray, President of the Senate, announcing the appointment of Senators Harriette L. Chandler and James T. Welch to the special commission on dental insurance (under the provisions of Section 164 of Chapter 38 of the Acts of 2013),-- was placed on file.

Report.

A report of the Berkshire District Attorney (under the provisions of Section 99 of Chapter 272 of the General Laws) submitting a report relative to wiretaps for the calendar years 2007 through 2011,-- was placed on file.

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Finegold, for the committee on Election Laws, on petition, a Bill to provide for the recall of elected officials in the town of Ipswich (Senate, No. 1801) [Local approval received];
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

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 Resolve creating a special commission on school library services in the Commonwealth (Senate, No. 1475);

Of the Senate Resolve relative to Southern Middlesex County (Senate, No. 1477); and

Of the Senate Resolve to provide for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to the need for accessible homes for the elderly, returning veterans with disabilities, and families that include persons with disabilities (Senate, No. 1787);
And recommending that the same severally be discharged to the committee on Ethics and Rules.
Under Senate Rule 36, the reports were severally considered forthwith and accepted.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Eldridge) “congratulating Chief Michael McLaughlin on his retirement from the Stow Fire Department.”

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 further regulating dogs in the town of Wareham (Senate, No. 965) (its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading),-- was read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

The House Bill amending the charter of the town of Norton (House, No. 1848),-- was read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

The House Bill further authorizing increased fees for special details performed by public employees in the city of Melrose (House, No. 3496) (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.

The House Bill relative to police detail work in the town of Harvard (House, No. 3499),-- was read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.
Reports of a Committee.
By Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to grant an easement upon land of the Commonwealth located in the town of Ware to the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (Senate, No. 1457),-- ought to pass, with the amendment substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No, 1837).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. O’Connor Ives, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means.
The bill (Senate, No. 1837) was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

By Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Heather Pietras-Gladu, an employee of the Department of Children and Families (Senate, No. 1808),-- ought to pass, with amendments striking out, in line 1, the words “SECTION 1.”; by striking out, in line 1, the words “, rule or regulation”; and by inserting after the word “Pietras-Gladu”, in line 5, the following words:- “to care for her child”.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means.
The bill (Senate, No. 1808, amended) was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

By Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House 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),-- ought to pass.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. O’Connor Ives, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE
Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill relative to the town manager of the town of Saugus (see House, No. 3508) (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. Richard T. Moore) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. O’Connor Ives ,--

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again tomorrow at eleven o’clock A.M., in a full formal session with a calendar.

On motion of Mr. Tarr, at seventeen minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again tomorrow next at eleven o’clock A.M.