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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013.

Met according to adjournment at eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Petruccelli in the Chair).

The Chair (Mr. Petruccelli), members, guests and staff then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

Notice was received from the House of Representatives announcing the following appointment by the Minority Leader:

That Stephen Silveira of Melrose has been appointed (under Section 11 of Chapter 46 of the Acts of 2013) as his designee to the Project Selection Advisory Council.

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Kennedy) “honoring the Brockton Chapter of the Order Sons of Italy in America, Christopher Columbus Lodge #216 on the occasion of its one hundredth anniversary.”

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 authorizing the town of Weston to grant a single license for the sale of wines and malt beverages at a food store (House, No. 3610),-- was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act authorizing the town of Weston to grant a license for the sale of wines and malt beverages at a food store”.

Reports of a Committee.

Mr. Rosenberg, for the committee on Ethics and Rules, reported that the following matter be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session:

The Senate Bill extending the Environmental Joint Powers Agreement that created the A-B-C Stormwater Flooding Board (Senate, No. 343) (the committee on Ethics and Rules recommending that the bill be amended by substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 1857).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Brownsberger, and the bill was read a second time, and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ethics and Rules.
The bill (Senate, No. 1857) was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Mr. Rosenberg, for the committee on Ethics and Rules, reported that the following matter be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session:

The Senate Resolve providing 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).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Brownsberger, and the resolve was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “Resolve providing 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”.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

The House Bill designating a certain bridge in the city of Fitchburg as The George J. Bourque Memorial Bridge (House, No. 3042).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Brownsberger, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act designating a certain bridge in the city of Fitchburg as the George J. Bourque Memorial Bridge”.

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.

Adjournment in Memory of Joyce Foster.

Mr. Brownsberger in the Chair, the Senator from Suffolk and Middlesex, Mr. Brownsberger, and the Senator from Suffolk, Ms. Chang-Diaz, moved that when the Senate adjourns today, it does so in memory of Joyce Foster of Boston, who passed away on August 10, 2013, surrounded by her sons, Pacey, Matt, and Ned Foster.

Ms. Foster served the Fenway community as an advocate for economic and social justice. Ms. Foster owned a consulting company for twenty years, through which she worked with business, nonprofit, and academic institutions. She devoted her retirement to service to her community. As a board member for the Fenway Community Development Corporation, Ms. Foster worked tirelessly to preserve affordable housing in the Fenway. Beginning in 2005, Ms. Foster served on the Northeastern University Community Task Force, through which she worked to ensure that the university maintained a regular dialogue with the community regarding the university’s impact on the neighborhood. Determined that her community should have a voice, Ms. Foster served for several years as president of the board of the Fenway News. The Fenway Community Development Corporation described Ms. Foster as “a force of nature.”
Accordingly, Mr. Petruccelli in the Chair, as a mark of respect to the memory of Joyce Foster, at nine minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., on motion of Mr. Brownsberger, the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at eleven o’clock A.M.