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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, September 30, 2013.

Met at two minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Donnelly in the Chair).

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

Communication.

A communication from the Honorable Bruce E. Tarr, Minority Leader, announcing certain changes to Joint Standing Committees and Senate Standing Committees, to wit:
Senator Bruce E. Tarr – Senate Committee on Ethics and Rules; Senate Committee on Ways and Means; Senate Committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets; Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy; Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs
Senator Richard J. Ross – Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Ways and Means Committee; Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure; Joint Committee on Public Service
Senator Robert L. Hedlund – Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development; Joint Committee on Revenue
The communication was placed on file.

Petition.

Mr. Eldridge (by request) presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Arleen Martino for the adoption of resolutions to call on the United States Congress to support prudent banking,--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. McGee, for the committee on Transportation, on petition, a Bill relative to education requirements for class 2 motor vehicle licensees (Senate, No. 1719) (Representative Durant of Spencer dissenting);
Read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill relative to a lease agreement for land in the town of Tewksbury between the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance and the Tewksbury Hospital Equestrian Farm (House, No. 3663,-- on House, No. 2858),--was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Chandler and Mr. Michael O. Moore) “congratulating the Crowley family on receiving the Father Michael Bafaro Humanitarian Award for their service to others”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross) “honoring Christopher Troyanos for his exceptional service to the Boston Athletic Association.”

Matters Taken Out of the Orders of the Day.

There being no objection, the following matters were taken out of the Orders of the Day and considered, as follows:
The Senate Bill authorizing the town of Petersham to borrow outside the debt limit for a certain town project (Senate, No. 1844),-- was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

The Senate Bill exempting certain positions in the town of Millbury from the civil service laws (Senate, No. 1791),-- was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

The House Bill providing for recall elections in the town of Middlefield (House, No. 3411, amended),-- was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3673) of Russell E. Holmes and Linda Dorcena Forry for legislation to authorize the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey certain parcel of state owned land to the city of Boston,-- was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.

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.

Adjourn In Memory of Ms. Jamie Lynn Varrieur

The Senator from Bristol and Norfolk, Mr. Timilty, moved that when the Senate adjourns today, it do so in memory of Ms. Jamie Lynn Varrieur of Attleboro.

Ms. Varrieur passed away at the age of 42 on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 after a long battle with ovarian cancer.

Ms. Varrieur was a lifelong resident of the city of Attleboro, having graduated from Attleboro High School in 1989. She was the daughter of Glenn and Cynthia Livesey and the wife of Marc Varrieur. She is also survived by her daughter, Kimberly Ann Varrieur.

Ms. Varrieur was a compassionate, dedicated and beloved member of the Attleboro community and will long be remembered for the lasting impression she left on those she met.

Accordingly, as a mark of respect to the memory of Ms. Jamie Lynn Varrieur, at ten minutes past eleven o'clock A.M., on motion of Mr. Tarr, the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at eleven o'clock A.M.