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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.
Thursday, August 22, 2013.
Met at four minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Timilty in the Chair).
The Chair (Mr. Timilty), members, guests and staff then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
Mr. Brownsberger, presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of William N. Brownsberger and John J. Lawn, Jr. for legislation to restrict the use of certain pesticides around children for legislation to restrict the use of certain pesticides around children,-- and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
Report of a Committee.
By Mr. Brownsberger, for the committee on Public Service, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1290), an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Public Service to make an investigation and study of a certain sick leave bank (Senate, No. 1853);
Referred, under Joint Rule 29, referred to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
By Mr. Brownsberger, for the committee on Public Service, on petition, a Bill to establish a sick leave bank for Jeanette Cruz, an employee of the Department of Unemployment Assistance (Senate, No. 1852);
Read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.
PAPER FROM THE HOUSE
A Message from His Excellency the Governor (under Section 8 of Article LXXXIX of the Amendments to the Constitution) recommending legislation validating the results of the annual town meeting of the town of Reading held on April 22, 2013 (printed in House, No. 3629),-- referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Election Laws.
A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3630) of Cleon H. Turner (by vote of the town) relative to the Barrier Beach Protection Stabilization Fund in the town of Dennis.,-- was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.
A Bill authorizing the town of Fairhaven to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 3604,-- on petition) [Local approval received],-- was read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.
Notice was received from the House of Representatives announcing the following appointment by the Minority Leader:
That Representative Ryan Fattman of Sutton has been appointed (under Section 2 of Chapter 38 of the Acts of 2013) as his designee to the Adoption Process Task Force;
That Representative Daniel Winslow of Norfolk has been appointed (under Section 18 of Chapter 38 of the Acts of 2013) as his designee on the Criminal Justice Commission;
That Mary Connaughton of Framingham has been appointed (under Section 138 of Chapter 38 of the Acts of 2013) as his designee on the Public-Private Partnership Commission;
That Representative Keiko Orrall of Lakeville has been appointed (under Section 164 of Chapter 38 of the Acts of 2013) as his designee to the Special Commission of Dental Insurance;
That Representative Susan Williams Gifford of Wareham has been appointed (under Section 195 of Chapter 38 of the Acts of 2013) as his designee to the Tourism Formula Commission; and
That Representative Randy Hunt of East Sandwich has been appointed (under Section 77 of Chapter 46 of the Acts of 2013) as his designee to the Tax Fairness Commission.
The House Bill financing the production and preservation of housing for low and moderate income residents (House, No. 3492),— came from the House with the endorsement that the House had NON-concurred in the further Senate amendment striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text contained in Senate, No. 1835, amended and had asked for a committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two branches; and that Representatives Dempsey of Haverhill, Honan of Boston and Smola of Palmer had been appointed the committee on the part of the House.
On motion of Mr. Richard T. Moore, the Senate insisted on its amendment and concurred in the appointment of a committee of conference; and Senators Brewer, Eldridge and Tarr were appointed on the part of the Senate.
The bill was returned to the House endorsed accordingly.
On motion of Mr. Eldridge, Senate Rule 20 and Joint Rule 12 were suspended on the petition, presented by Ms. Clark (accompanied by bill) of Katherine M. Clark and Paul Brodeur for legislation to establish a sick leave for Marianne McVarish, an employee of the Department of Public Health,— and the same was referred to the committee on Public Service.
Matters Taken Out of the Orders of the Day
There being no objection, the following matter was taken out of the Orders of the Day and consider as follows:
The Senate Bill relative to betterments and assessments for sewer projects in the town of Barnstable (House, No. 3372),-- was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.
Report of Committees.
By Mr. Rosenberg, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition 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.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Richard T. Moore, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Transportation.
Sent to the House for concurrence.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross and Ms. Spilka) “congratulating Christopher Aaron Rich on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross and Ms. Spilka) “congratulating Zachary Rohrbach on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross and Ms. Spilka) “congratulating Kristopher Kai Smith on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout.”
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3635) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Donna Salois, an employee of the Wrentham Development Center ,-- was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Service.
On motion of Mr. Eldridge,--
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M., and that the Clerk be directed to dispense with the printing of a calendar.
On motion the same Senator, at nine minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M.