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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013.

Met at five minutes past 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 then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Report.

Report of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (pursuant to Section 11 of Chapter 222 of the Acts of 2012) relative to the cost of implementing the Student Discipline Law (copies having been forwarded to the chairs of the Joint Committee on Education and the Senate and House committees on Ways and Means) (received Wednesday, November 27, 2013),-- was read and sent to the House for its information.

Petitions.

Petitions were severally presented and referred as follows:

By Mr. Brewer, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen M. Brewer and Todd M. Smola for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Katrina Aliengena, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services;
By Ms. Candaras, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Gale D. Candaras and James T. Welch for legislation to ensure access to the Hampden County courts in the city of Springfield; and
By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr and James R. Miceli for legislation relative to the Middlesex Canal Commission;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Committees Discharged

Mr. Rosenberg, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration:
Of the Senate Bill relative to creating a Massachusetts Financial Services Advisory Council (Senate, No. 189);
Of the Senate Resolve to establish a special legislative commission on young professionals (Senate, No. 199); and
Of the Senate Bill to create a special commission to promote a recovery-focus in the mental health system (Senate, No. 912)
And recommending that the same severally be referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.
Under Senate Rule 36, the reports were severally considered forthwith and accepted.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

A Bill relative to the issuance of public health warnings (House, No. 1932,-- on petition) (Representatives Lyons of Andover and Orrall of Lakeville dissenting);
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

Bills
Authorizing the town of Holliston to establish an other post-employment benefits fund (House, No. 2303,-- on petition) [Local approval received]; and
Relative to the charter of the town of Townsend (House, No. 3545,-- on petition) [Local approval received].

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Hedlund) “congratulations Matthew James Neville on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Richard T. Moore) “commending small businesses on Small Business Saturday.”

Matter 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 authorizing the board of selectmen of the town of Milford to appoint the town treasurer (House, No. 3740),-- 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. 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 and Todd M. Smola for legislation relative to net school spending in fiscal year 2014.
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 Education.

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 Brian A. Joyce, Stanley C. Rosenberg, Ruth B. Balser, John F. Keenan and other members of the General Court for legislation to ensure parity for mental health and substance abuse treatment.
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 Mental Health and Substance Abuse.

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 and Anne M. Gobi for legislation to designate a certain bridge in the town of Barre as the Basil D. Izzi Bridge.
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 Transportation.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE
Emergency Preamble Adopted; Engrossed Bill Enacted.

An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Joshua Rocha, an employee of the Department of Correction (see Senate, No. 1923), 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 2 to 0.
The bill was signed by the Acting President (Mr. Petruccelli) and sent to the House for enactment.
Subsequently, the bill, which originated in the Senate, came from the House with the endorsement that it had been enacted in that branch.

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 Acting President (Mr. Petruccelli) and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:

Relative to the adjustment of disability retirement benefits payable to Lynn Police Officer Gregory LeBlanc (see Senate, No. 1765);
Providing for recall elections in the town of Wales (see House, No. 641, amended); and
Relative to the town of Foxborough (see House, No. 1819, amended).

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,--

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Monday next 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 minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M.