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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.
Monday, October 21, 2013.
Met according to adjournment at 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 the duties of the Chair).
The Chair (Mr. Petruccelli), members, guests and staff in the recitation of the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
Mr. Petruccelli presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Anthony W. Petruccelli for legislation relative to Medicaid,-- and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
Relative to combining the offices of town treasurer and town collector in the town of Dudley (House, No. 1833,-- on petition) [Local approval received]; and
Authorizing the city of Revere to issue bonds or notes for the payment of a litigation settlement (House, No. 3687,-- on petition) [Local approval received];
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.
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) “commending Notre Dame Health Care Center on providing 20 years of compassionate care”;
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Flanagan) “congratulating Mount Wachusett Community College on the occasion of its fiftieth anniversary”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Joyce) “honoring Andrea G. Gordon for her dedication to the Milton Library Foundation.”
The Clerk read the following communication:
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, MA 02133
October 18, 2013
The Honorable William F. Welch
Clerk of the Massachusetts State Senate
State House, Room 335
Boston, MA 02133
Dear Mr. Clerk,
I regret that I miss 2 roll call votes on October 17, 2013. If I were present, I would have voted in the following manner:
On “An act making appropriations for fiscal year 2013 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities” I would have voted as follows.
o Senate Roll Call #196 on Amendment #32: I would have offered a “No” vote.
o On engrossment of H.3707: I would have offered a “Yes” vote.
I wish that these votes be recorded and a copy of this letter be entered in the journal of the Senate.
Very truly yours,
GALE D. CANDARAS
1st Hampden & Hampshire
On motion of Mr. Tarr, the above communication was ordered printed in the Journal of the Senate.
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 consider, as follows:
The House Bill authorizing the town of Norfolk to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 307),-- was read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.
The House Bill relative to the form of government in the town of Paxton (House, No. 3533),-- was read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.
The House Bill authorizing the town of Concord to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 3615),-- was read a third time.
Pending the question on passing the bill to be engrossed, Mr. Barrett presented an amendment in section 1, by adding the following paragraph:-
“Upon issuance of the license authorized in this act, Nine Acres Wines, Inc. shall surrender to the licensing authority the license it currently holds for the sale of wines and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises.”
The amendment was adopted.
The bill, as amended, was then passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with the amendment.
Sent to the House for concurrence.
The House Bill authorizing the town of Natick to grant a license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 3616),-- was read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.
Report of a Committee.
By Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Jessica Culver, an employee of the Department of Mental Health (Senate, No. 1871),-- ought to pass, with an amendment substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 1888).
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 (Senate, No. 1888) was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE
The following engrossed bills (all of which originated in the House), 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 Acting President (Mr. Petruccelli) and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:
Establishing a sick leave bank for April D. Robinson, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services (see House, No. 3628);
Establishing a sick leave bank for Katherine Swearingen, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services (see House, No. 3660); and
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 (see House, No. 3663, amended)
An engrossed Resolve providing for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to the feasibility of hosting the summer Olympics in the Commonwealth (see Senate, No. 1840, amended) (which originated in the Senate), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, was passed and signed by the Acting President (Mr. Petruccelli) and laid before the Governor for his approbation.
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.
On motion of the same Senator at twenty-seven minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again tomorrow at eleven o’clock A.M.