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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, August 26, 2013.

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

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Pacheco, for the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, on petition, a Bill preserving public trust rights in land affected by ocean erosion (printed as House, No. 804);
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

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 Order authorizing the joint committee on Public Service to make an investigation and study of a certain sick leave bank (Senate, No. 1853),-- and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.
Under Senate Rule 36, the report was considered forthwith and accepted.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

A communication from the Division of Energy Resources of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (under the provisions of section 12 of Chapter 25A of the General Laws) submitting amendments to 225 CMR 13, DOER CO2 Budget Trading Program Auction Regulation (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3633),-- was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.

Bills
Relative to health insurance for elected officials in the town of Harwich (House, No. 1872,-- on petition) [Local approval received]; and
Amending the town meeting act and the town manager act of the town of Saugus (House, No. 3511, amended) [Local approval received];
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session

A communication from the Speaker of the House of Representatives, informing the Senate of the following changes in Joint Committee assignments:
That Representative Livingstone of Boston had been appointed to the ninth position on the committee on Higher Education, the ninth position on the committee on Housing, and the ninth position on the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight, to fill existing vacancies, - was placed on file.

Matter 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 considered as follows:
The House Bill providing for rent regulations and the control of evictions in manufactured housing communities in the town of Acushnet (House, No. 3458),-- was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Jeanette Cruz, an employee of the Department of Unemployment Assistance (Senate, No. 1852),-- ought to pass, with an amendment striking out, in line 1, the words “, rule or regulation”; and by inserting before the enacting clause, the following emergency preamble:-
Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to establish forthwith a sick leave bank for a certain employee of the department of unemployment assistance, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.”
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Hedlund, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means.
The bill (Senate, No. 1852, amended) was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE
Engrossed Bills.

The following engrossed bills (the first of which originated in the Senate), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, were severally passed to be enacted and were signed by the Acting President (Mr. McGee) and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:
Authorizing the town of Greenfield to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (see Senate, No. 1796); and
Relative to the elderly and disabled taxation aid committee in the town of Harvard (see House, No. 3498).

Emergency Preambles Adopted.

An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Jonathan Palermo, an employee of the Trial Court (see Senate, No. 1782, amended), 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. McGee) and sent to the House for enactment.

An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Heather Pietras-Gladu, an employee of the Department of Children and Families (see Senate, No. 1808, amended), 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. McGee) and sent to the House for enactment.

An engrossed Bill relative to background checks (see Senate, No. 1839), 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. McGee) and sent to the House for enactment

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill relative to the betterments and assessments for sewer projects in the town of Barnstable (see House, No. 3372) (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. McGee) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Hedlund,--

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