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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, December 16, 2013.

Met at six minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Ms. Flanagan 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. Flanagan), members, guests and staff then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Petition.

Mr. Pacheco presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Marc R. Pacheco, Patricia A. Haddad and Keiko M. Orrall for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for John Gallagher, an employee of the Department of Youth Services,-- and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3814) of Ronald Mariano and others (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to clarify the governance and structure of Quincy College as a municipal college and department of the city of Quincy,-- was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.

A Bill designating a certain bridge in the city of Revere as the Rita Singer Bridge (House, No. 3649,-- on petition),-- was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.

A Bill establishing the position of town administrator in the town of Belmont (House, No. 3657,-- on petition) [Local approval received],-- was read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Report of the committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2993) of Sean Garballey and others relative to establishing a special commission (including members of the General Court) to make an investigation and study concerning school library services in the Commonwealth,-- and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Education,-- was considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence.

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Keenan and Joyce) “commending Henry N. Joyce Jr. his dedicated service to the Braintree Town Council”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Richard T. Moore) “congratulating the Hopedale High School Blue Raiders Boys Cross Country Team on winning the 2013 Division II Central Massachusetts Championship”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating the city of Taunton on its one hundredth lighting of the Christmas display on the Taunton Green.”

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 considered, as follows:
The House Bill relative to the town manager in the town of Cohasset (House, No. 3486),-- was read a third time.
Pending the question on passing the bill to be engrossed, Mr. Hedlund presented an amendment in section 4, by striking out, in line 260, the word “(c)” and inserting in place thereof the following:- “(a)”; and in said section 4, by striking out, in line 267 and 268, the words “or subsection (c)”.
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 in the amendment.

The House Bill relative to the granting of special licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages in the town of Lincoln (House, No. 3532),-- was read a second time, ordered to third reading, read third a time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Reports of Committees.

Mr. Rosenberg, for the committee on Ethics and Rules, reported, that the following matter be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session:

The House Bill relative to the Greater Haverhill Foundation (House, No. 3650).
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 establishing a sick leave bank for Trina Higgins, an employee of the Trial Court (Senate, No. 1951),-- ought to pass, with an amendment substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 1956).
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. 1956) was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE
Emergency Preamble Adopted.

An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Anne Fiesinger, an employee of the Department of Conservation and Recreation (see House, No. 3725, amended), 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 (Ms. Flanagan) and sent to the House for enactment.

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill relative to the granting of special licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages in the town of Lincoln (House, No. 3532, amended),-- ought to pass, with an amendment inserting after the word “Doolan”, in line 4, the first time it appears, the following words:- “to care for her children”.
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.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3816) of Patricia Kannler and Gunther Kannler relative to employment benefits for Patricia Kannler,- was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Service.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,--

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