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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013.

Met according to adjournment at eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Rosenberg in the Chair).

The Senator from Essex and Middlesex, Mr. Tarr, led the Chair (Mr. Rosenberg), members, guests and staff in the recitation of the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Finegold, for the committee on Election Laws, on Senate, No. 309 and House, No. 3185, Resolutions urging the Census Bureau to provide redistricting data that counts prisoners in a manner consistent with the principles of “One Person, One Vote” (Senate, No. 309);
Read and, under Joint Rule 29, referred to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

By Mr. Donnelly, for the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight, on petition, a Bill to clarify the joint use and operation of Spectacle Island (Senate, No. 1488);
Read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. Finegold, for the committee on Election Laws, on petition, a Bill relative to eliminating sub-precincts in the town of Andover (Senate, No. 326);
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A Message from His Excellency the Governor (under Section 8 of Article LXXXIX of the Amendments to the Constitution) recommending legislation relative to validating the results of the annual election held in the town of Ipswich on May 21, 2013 (printed in House, No. 3717),-- referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Election Laws.

Bills
Relative to the charter for the town of Harwich (House, No. 3577,-- on petition) [Local approval received];
Extending sewer betterment repayments in the town of Easton (House, No. 3582,-- on petition) [Local approval received]; and
Reducing the sewer betterment interest rate on repayments in the town of Easton (House, No. 3583,-- 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 Committees.

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 Michael Barrett for legislation to provide landlords and owners a heating variance during unseasonable warm weather.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, 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.

By Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Thomas Mulvey, an employee of the Department of Housing and Community Development (House, No. 3447, amended),-- 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.

By Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill to establish employment leave and safety remedies to victims of domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault (Senate, No. 853),-- ought to pass, with an amendment substituting a new draft entitled “An Act enhancing protection for victims of domestic violence” (Senate, No. 1892).

Order Adopted.

Mr. Brewer offered the following order, to wit:

Ordered, That notwithstanding Senate Rule 7 or any other rule to the contrary, the Senate Bill to establish employment leave and safety remedies to victims of domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault (Senate, No. 853) (the committee on Ways and Means having recommended that the bill be amended by substituting a new draft entitled “An Act enhancing protection for victims of domestic violence, Senate, No. 1892) shall be placed in the Orders of the Day for a second reading on Thursday, October 24, 2013.

All amendments shall be filed electronically in the office of the Clerk of the Senate by 3:00 P.M., on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. All such amendments shall be second-reading amendments to the recommended Senate Ways and Means new text (Senate, No. 1892) but further amendments in the third degree to such amendments shall be in order. The Clerk shall further specify the procedure and format for filing all amendments, consistent with this order.

After the bill as amended is ordered to a third reading, it shall immediately be read a third time and the question shall then immediately be on passing it to be engrossed, and no amendments shall be in order at the third reading of the bill unless recommended by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading.
Under the rules, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Rosenberg, for the said committee, reported, recommending that the order ought to be adopted.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the order was considered forthwith and adopted.
The bill was placed in the Orders of the Day for Thursday, October 24, 2013 with the amendment pending.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr ,--

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

On motion of the same Senator at five minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on Thursday next at one o’clock P.M.