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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, September 23, 2013.

Met at one minute past eleven o’clock A.M. (Ms. Flanagan 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. Flanagan), members, guests and staff then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Reports.

A report of the Special Commission relative to the reorganization or consolidation of sheriffs’ offices (pursuant to Section 22 of Chapter 61 of the Acts of 2009, as amended by Section 27 of Chapter 36 of the Acts of 2013) (Senate, No. 1865) (received Thursday, July 11, 2013),-- was placed on file.

A report of the Special Commission relative to the reorganization or consolidation of sheriffs’ offices (pursuant to Section 22 of Chapter 61 of the Acts of 2009, as amended by Section 27 of Chapter 36 of the Acts of 2013) so much as relates to reform sheriff civil process operations (Senate, No. 1865, Appendix I) (received Thursday, July 11, 2013),-- was referred to the committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Reports of a Committee.

By Ms. Forry, for the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 969), an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Municipalities and Regional Government to make an investigation and study relative to dangerous dogs in cities and towns (Senate, No. 1866);
Referred, under Joint Rule 29, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

Bills
Establishing a sick leave bank for Kristin Cole, an employee of the Department of Correction (House, No. 3632,-- on petition); and
Establishing a sick leave bank for Donna Salois, an employee of the Wrentham Development Center (House, No. 3635,-- on petition);
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means

A Bill validating the results of the annual town election held on April 2, 2013 and the annual town meeting held on April 22, 2013 in the town of Reading (House, No. 3659,-- on House 3629),-- was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Chandler) “congratulating Arlene Korab on her retirement as Executive Director of the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Hedlund) “congratulating Jacob Freise on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Rosenberg) congratulating William S. Hogan, Jr. on his retirement from the Easthampton Savings Bank”;
Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Rush and Ross) congratulating William T. Burke on the occasion of his ninetieth birthday”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Rush and Ms. Lovely) congratulating Adita Vazquez on the occasion of her retirement.”

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 Senate Bill relative to the board of selectmen of the town of Groveland (Senate, No. 1799),-- was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Report 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 House Bill designating a certain traffic island in the town of Hingham as the Sergeant Boris Demko memorial island (House, No. 3021).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Ross, 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 traffic island in the town of Hingham as the Sergeant Boris Demko Memorial Island”.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE
Emergency Preamble Adopted.

An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Amber Wilkin, an employee of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (see House, No. 3606), 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. Flanagan) and sent to the House for enactment.

Engrossed Bills.

An engrossed Bill providing for the recall of elected officials in the town of Ipswich (see Senate, No. 1801, amended) (which originated in the Senate), 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 (Ms. Flanagan) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

An engrossed Bill validating the results of the annual election held in the town of Millville (see House Bill, printed in House, No. 3493) (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, two-thirds of the members present having voted in the affirmative, and signed by the Acting President (Ms. Flanagan) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Amber Wilkin, an employee of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (see House, No. 3606) (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 (Ms. Flanagan) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

Recess.

There being no objection, at twenty minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Chair (Ms. Flanagan) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at twenty-six minutes before one o’clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, Ms. Flanagan in the Chair.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Ross,--

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again tomorrow 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 before one o’clock P.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again tomorrow at eleven o’clock A.M.