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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, October 7, 2013.

Met at three minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Ms. Donoghue in the Chair) (having been appointed by the president, under authority conferred by Senate Rule 4, to perform to the duties of the Chair).

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

Communications.

The following communications were severally received and placed on file:

Several communications from the Honorable Therese Murray, President of the Senate, announcing the following appointments:

Senator Michael J. Rodrigues (and the resignation of Senator Gale D. Candaras) to the Special Commission established (pursuant to Section 182 of Chapter 38 of the Acts of 2013) to make an investigation and study of the economic impact of the illegal tobacco market in Massachusetts and the resulting loss of tax revenue; and
Senator Thomas M. McGee (pursuant to Section 183 of Chapter 38 of the Acts of 2013) to the Public-Private Partnership Commission.

Petition.

Mr. Wolf presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Daniel A. Wolf and Timothy R. Madden for legislation to protect the water supply on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard,-- and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Reports of a Committee.

By Mr. McGee, for the committee on Transportation, on petition, a Bill relative to vehicle idling (Senate, No. 1679); and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill to clarify the definition of commercial motor vehicles (Senate, No. 1687);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were severally referred, in concurrence, as follows, to wit:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3684) of Kathi-Anne Reinstein and Anthony W. Petruccelli (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to the issuance of secondhand dealers and pawnbrokers licenses in the city of Revere;
To the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3683) of F. Jay Barrows, Steven S. Howitt and others (by vote of the town) relative to affordable housing in the town of Norton;
To the committee on Housing.

Bills
Relative to the sale of alcoholic beverages in the town of Harvard (House, No. 3494, changed,-- on petition) [Local approval received];
Relative to insurance proceeds for injured police and fire personnel in the town of Northborough (House, No. 3510,-- on petition) [Local approval received];
Relative to the town treasurer-collector in the town of Hingham (House, No. 3550,-- on petition) [Local approval received];
Authorizing the town of Avon to establish a Department of Public Works (House, No. 3576,-- on petition) [Local approval received]; and
Relative to the inspector of plumbing and gas fitting in the town of South Hadley (House, No. 3578,-- on petition) [Local approval received];
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Hedlund) “congratulating Road to Responsibility on its twenty-fifth anniversary”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Richard T. Moore) “congratulating Columbo Crescenzi on the occasion of his ninetieth birthday”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Tarr) “congratulating Whittier Regional Technical High School on forty years of excellence in education.”

Matters 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 relative to the establishment of a special capital fund in the town of Acushnet (House, No. 3592),-- was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House 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),-- ought to pass, with an amendment 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 facilitate forthwith a deadline extension to the Tewksbury Hospital Equestrian Farm, 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. Tarr, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means.
The bill, as amended was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with the amendment.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.

By Mr. Rosenberg, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Anthony W. Petruccelli and Carlo Basile for legislation relative to simulcasting horse races in the Commonwealth.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Ms. Lovely, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.

By Mr. Rosenberg, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Stephen M. Brewer, Gailanne M. Cariddi, Paul McMurtry, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to regulate central service technicians.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Ms. Lovely, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Public Health.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 3685) of Sean Curran for an investigation and study of the feasibility and benefits of a Hampden County district courthouse in the city of Springfield,-- was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.

Emergency Preamble Adopted; Engrossed Bill Enacted.

An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Kristin Cole, an employee of the Department of Correction (see House, No. 3632), 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. Donoghue) and sent to the House for enactment.
Subsequently, the bill, which originated in the House, came from the House with the endorsement that it had been enacted in that branch.
The Senate then passed the bill to be enacted; and it was signed by the Acting President (Ms. Donoghue) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill validating the results of the annual election held on April 2, 2013 and the annual town meeting held on April 22, 2013 in the town of Reading (see House, No. 3659) (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. Donoghue) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,--

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Wednesday next at eleven o’clock A.M., and that the Clerk be directed to dispense with the printing of a calendar.

On motion of Ms. Lovely, at seventeen minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Wednesday next at eleven o’clock A.M.