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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.
Monday, August 19, 2013.
Met at three minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Ms. Donoghue 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 (Ms. Donoghue), members, guests and staff then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
Petitions were severally presented and referred as follows:
By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Denise Provost, David M. Rogers, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote awareness of safe recreation in public waterways; and
By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, Brian M. Ashe, Bruce J. Ayers, Jay F. Barrows and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote motor vehicle safety;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
PAPER FROM THE HOUSE
Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows, to wit:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3625) of Byron Rushing and William N. Brownsberger (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to discriminatory housing practices in the city of Boston;
To the committee on Housing.
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3626) of Timothy R. Madden and Daniel A. Wolf (by vote of the town) that the town of Nantucket be authorized to exclude the fuel revolving account for the Nantucket Memorial Airport in calculating the limit on revolving account funds.; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3627) of Tom Sannicandro and Karen E. Spilka (by vote of the town) that the town of Ashland be authorized to establish an athletic field enterprise fund;
Severally to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.
A Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Brian Schwenk, an employee of the Department of Correction (House, No. 3598,-- on petition),-- was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.
Relative to a conservation restriction in the town of Stow (House, No. 3474,-- on petition) [Local approval received]; and
Relative to the powers and duties of the town manager of the town of Hanover (House, No. 3543,-- on petition) [Local approval received];
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-
Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Ross and Timilty) “congratulating Oreste P. D'arconte on the occasion of his retirement.”
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
Petitions were severally referred, in concurrence, as follows:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3631) of Daniel B. Winslow and others for legislation to award loans with discounted interest rates to students who attend certain colleges or universities;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Higher Education.
Joint Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3632) William C. Galvin and Brian A. Joyce for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Kristin Cole, an employee of the Department of Correction;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Service.
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 consider as follows:
The Senate Bill relative to the charter of the town of Rockland (Senate, No. 1798),-- was read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.
The House Bill relative to the elderly and disabled taxation aid committee in the town of Harvard (House, No. 3498),-- 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
Emergency Preamble Adopted; Engrossed Bill Enacted.
An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Dwight Melvin Seams, an employee of the Trial Court (see House, No. 3599), 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 3 to 0.
The bill was signed by the Acting President, (Ms. Donoghue) 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 (Ms. Donoghue) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.
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 Mr. Petruccelli, at eighteen minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at eleven o’clock A.M.