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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, August 12, 2013.

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

Petition.

Mr. Michael O. Moore presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael O. Moore for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Tina Giangregorio, an employee of the Highway Division of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation,-- and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Reports of Committees.

By Ms. Clark, for the committee on the Judiciary, on petition, a Bill to increase the penalties for corporate manslaughter (Senate, No. 732);
Read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. Kennedy, for the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 123), a Bill relative to the issuance of prize payments to charities (Senate, No. 1848);
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

By Mr. Kennedy, for the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure, on petition, a Bill to authorize the issuance of a certain license for the retail sale of wine to be consumed on the premises in the town of Topsfield (Senate, No. 1790) [Local approval received]; and
By the same Senator, for the same committee (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1807), a Bill to authorize the town of Adams to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcohol beverages to be drunk on the premises (Senate, No. 1849) [Local approval received on Senate, No 1807];
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE

A Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Amber Wilkin, an employee of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (House, No. 3606,-- on petition),-- was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Matter Taken Out of the Orders of the Day.

There being no objection, the following matter ws taken out of the Orders of the Day and considered as follows:
The House Bill authorizing the town of Wales to establish a library building fund (House, No. 3602),-- was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, 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. 3617) of Linda Dean Campbell pertaining to the verification of residency in conjunction with the receipt of transitional assistance;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3618) of Patricia A. Haddad and Michael J. Rodrigues (by vote of the town) relative to water service in the town of Somerset;
Under suspension of Joint Rules 12 and 9, to the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3619) of Stephen Kulik, Benjamin B. Downing and others (with the approval of the mayor and city council of the city of Northampton and by vote of the town of Williamsburg) authorizing the conveyance of a certain interest of land relative to Northampton and Williamsburg;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3620) of Tom Sannicandro establishing a sick leave bank for Mary Ford, an employee of the Department of Correction;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Service.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3621) of Linda Dean Campbell relative to suicide prevention for veterans in the Commonwealth;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill eliminating the preliminary elections in the city of Malden in 2013 (see House, No. 3591) (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. DiDomenico) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

Emergency Preamble Adopted; Engrossed Bill Enacted.

An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Nancy LeBlanc, an employee of the Department of Public Health (see House, No. 3502), 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. DiDomenico) and sent to the House for enactment.
Subsequently, the bill, which originated in the House, came from the House with the endorsement that it had been enacted in that branch.
The Senate then passed the bill to be enacted; and it was signed by the Acting President (Mr. DiDomenico) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

Order Adopted.

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 sixteen minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at eleven o’clock A.M.