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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013.

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

Communication.

A communication from the Honorable Richard T. Moore, Presdient Pro Tempore in compliance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 268A (received in the Office of the Clerk of the Senate on Tuesday, October 15, 2013),-- was placed on file.

Report.

Report of the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds (under the provisions of Section 4 of Chapter 4 of the Acts of 2003) submitting a plan for expenditure from the County Registers Technological Fund (copies will be forwarded as required to the Senate Committees on Ways and Means and Post Audit and Oversight) (received Friday, October 11, 2013),-- was placed on file.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Joyce, for the committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets, that the Senate Bill authorizing the division of capital asset management and maintenance to sell or lease certain property in the town of Tewksbury (Senate, No. 1484),-- ought to pass with an amendment striking Section 3
Under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. Welch, for the committee on Health Care Financing, that the Senate Bill eliminating archaic language pertaining to individuals with disabilities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Senate, No. 55),-- ought to pass with an amendment, substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 1881) [Estimated cost-less than $100,000]; and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, that the Senate Bill relative to the Massachusetts Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias Acute Care Advisory Committee (Senate, No. 295),-- ought to pass with an amendment, substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 1882) [Estimated cost-less than $100,000];
Severally, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

By Mr. Michael Moore, for the committee on Higher Education, on petition, a Bill relative to student records coordination across public higher education institutions (Senate, No. 579);
By Mr. Wolf, for the committee on Labor and Workforce Development on Senate No. 848 and House 1728, a Bill relative to an employee protection act (Senate, No. 848);
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate No. 853 and House 1764, a Bill to establish employment leave and safety remedies to victims of domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault (Senate, No. 853) (Representative Orral of Lakeville dissenting);
By the same Senator, for the same committee on petition, a Bill to clarify the meal break law to allow for private enforcement (Senate, No. 859) (Representative Orral of Lakeville dissenting); and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate No. 865 and House 1774, a Bill relative to parental leave (Senate, No. 865) (Representative Orral of Lakeville dissenting);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. Rodrigues, for the committee on Revenue, on petition, a to authorize the board of assessors of the town of Newbury to grant an abatement of real estate taxes to certain Plum Island home owners for fiscal year 2013 (Senate, No. 1788) [Local approval received];
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill designating a certain parcel in the city of Cambridge as the Lynch family skate park (House, No. 2892,-- on petition),-- was read, and under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

Bills
Authorizing the town of Barnstable to lease land for use as a for-profit museum (House, No. 3521,-- on petition) [Local approval received]; and
Authorizing the town of Mashpee to convey an interest in certain town owned land to the town of Barnstable (House, No. 3579,-- on petition) [Local approval received];
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

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

That Representative Randy Hunt of East Sandwich has been appointed (under Section 18 of Chapter 38 of the Acts of 2013) as his designee to the Criminal Justice Commission;

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Keenan) “congratulating Peter Stonis on the occasion of his ninety-fifth birthday”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross) “congratulating Peter James Boudreau on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross) “congratulating Evan Michael Cree Gee on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross) “congratulating Barbara Ann Hall on the occasion of her one hundredth birthday”;
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Spilka) “congratulating the residents of the town of Medway on the three hundredth anniversary of its incorporation”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Timilty) “commending Joanne and Kevin Muti for their years of dedicated service to the town of Walpole.”

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 Senate Bill relative to retirement benefits for Matthew Swaine (Senate, No. 1838),-- 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.

The House Bill relative to the sale of alcoholic beverages in the town of Harvard (House, No. 3494),-- was read a second time.
Pending the question on ordering the bill to a third reading, Mr. Eldridge presented an amendment in section 1, by adding the following sentence:- “A license issued under this section shall be subject to all of said chapter 138 except said sections 11 or 11A.”
The amendment was adopted.
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.

Reports of a Committee.

By Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill establishing a sick leave bank for April D. Robinson, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services (House, No. 3628),-- ought to pass.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Lovely, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

By Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Katherine Swearingen, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services (House, No. 3660),-- ought to pass.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

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

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3694) of Mr. James Arcand for legislation to require nonprofits to disclose compensation information;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Financial Services.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3695) of Nick Collins and Linda Dorcena Forry relative to the expansion of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on State Administration and Regulatory oversight

Recess.

At eight minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Chair (Mr. Petruccelli) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at eleven minutes past twelve o’clock noon, the Senate reassembled, Mr. Petruccelli in the Chair.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE
Engrossed Bills.

The following engrossed bills (the first of which originated in the Senate), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, were severally passed to be enacted and were signed by the President and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:

Relative to the charter of the town of Rockland (see Senate, No. 1798); and
Increasing the number of licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages in the city of Quincy (see House, No. 3587).

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,--

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.

Adjourn In Memory of Nancy (Farnam) Gannett

The Senator from Worcester and Norfolk, Mr. Richard T, Moore, moved that when the Senate adjourns today, it do so in memory of Nancy (Farnam) Gannett of Hopedale.

Nancy (Farnam) Gannett of Hopedale was the wife of William B. Gannett; a mother; grandmother; great-grandmother; sister and an active member of her community. She served as a Trustee Emeritus at Milford Regional Medical Center, and as both President and Vice President of the Ladies Auxiliary. She was Chairman of the Red Cross Blood Program in Hopedale for over 20 years and the Treasurer of the Hopedale Women’s Club for 19 years. Nancy was also an elected member of the Hopedale School Committee for 9 years and served as a Chair for 3 years. She was also a longtime active member of the Hopedale Unitarian Parish and a member of the Ladies Alliance..

Accordingly, as a mark of respect to the memory of Nancy (Farnam) Gannett, at twelve minutes past twelve o'clock noon, on motion of Mr. Tarr, the Senate adjourned to meet again tomorrow at eleven o'clock A.M.