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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Thursday, December 26, 2013.

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

Report.

Report of the Special Commission established (pursuant to Section 124 of Chapter 165 of the Acts of 2012) to make an investigation and study relative to the registry of deeds modernization and efficiency (copies will be forwarded as required to the Joint Committees on Election Laws and State Administration and Regulatory Oversight and the Senate Committee on Ways and Means) (received Thursday, December 26, 2013),-- was placed on file.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3823) of Michael A. Costello and Kathleen O'Connor Ives (with the approval of the mayor and city council) that the city of Newburyport be authorized to establish a board of water and sewer commissioners consisting of five members and two alternates,-- was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.

Bills
Authorizing the town of Dedham to grant 3 additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 3614,-- on House, No, 3519) [Local approval received on House, No. 3519]; and
Authorizing the town of Orleans to grant an additional liquor license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 3622,-- on petition) [Local approval received];
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

A Bill authorizing the town of Framingham to continue the employment of police officer Robert Tibor (House, No. 3792) [Local approval received],-- was read.
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.

Report of a Committee.

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 shellfish reporting (House, No. 776, amended).
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

The Senate Bill relative to the release of a body by the medical examiner to a person suspected or charged with an offense which resulted in the death of the deceased (Senate, No. 1099, changed and amended),-- came from the House with the endorsement that the House had concurred in the further Senate amendment striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate No. 1950; and by striking out the title and inserting in place thereof the following title: “An Act relative to the release of a body by a medical examiner to a person charged with or convicted of an offense which resulted in the death of the deceased” with a still further amendment, striking out all after the enacting clause inserted by amendment by the Senate and inserting in place thereof the text contained in House document numbered 3820.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the House still further amendment was considered forthwith and adopted, in concurrence.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3828) of Ryan C. Fattman and Richard T. Moore relative to boating on Webster Lake,-- was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.

Engrossed Bills.

The following engrossed bills (both 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. Keenan) and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:
Authorizing the city of Leominster to pay a certain unpaid bill (see House, No. 3477); and
Authorizing alternate members on local historical commissions (see House, No. 3679).

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 a half past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet again on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M.