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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013.

Met at two minutes past 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.

Communication.

Communication from the Honorable Bruce E. Tarr, Senate Minority Leader, announcing his appointment of Senator Robert L. Hedlund (pursuant to Section 195 of Chapter 38 of the Acts of 2013) to the Tourism Formula Commission,-- was placed on file.

Petition.

Mr. Donnelly presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Kenneth J. Donnelly for legislation to clarify financial interest in contracts of state agencies,--and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

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 Municipalities and Regional Government to make an investigation and study relative to dangerous dogs in cities and towns (Senate, No. 1866),-- 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 Bill establishing a sick leave bank for April Robinson, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services (House, No. 3628,-- on petition),-- was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means

Bills
Relative to a form of governance for the Boston Housing Authority (House, No. 1117,-- on petition) [Local approval received]; and
Relative to the form of government in the town of Paxton (House, No. 3533,-- on petition) [Local approval received];
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Reports of a Committee.

By Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill relative to the oversight of inspections (Senate, No. 1181),-- ought to pass, with an amendment substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 1868).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Lovely, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means.
The bill (Senate, No. 1868) was then ordered to a third reading.

By Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill relative to the Architectural Access Board (Senate, No. 1183),-- ought to pass, with an amendment substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 1869).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Lovely, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means.
The bill (Senate, No. 1869) was then ordered to a third reading.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were severally referred, in concurrence, as follows, to wit:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3660) of Stephen Kulik and Benjamin B. Downing for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Katherine Swearingen, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3661) of Aaron Vega, John J. Mahoney and others for legislation to establish post-employment sick leave banks;
Severally, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Service.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,--

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again Thursday next at twelve o’clock noon, in a full formal session with a calendar.

On motion of the same Senator, at four minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at twelve o’clock noon.