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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, December 30, 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.

Communication.

A communication from the Executive Office for Administration and Finance, Human Resources Division (under the provisions of Section 25 of Chapter 31 of the General Laws) submitting notice of revocation of certain civil service police and fire promotional lists (received Monday, December 30, 2013),— was placed on file.

Report.

A report of the Office of the Comptroller (pursuant to the provisions of Section 12(c) of Chapter 7A of the General Laws) submitting the Commonwealth’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for fiscal year ended June 30, 2013 (FY 2013) (received December 27, 2013),-- was placed on file.

Petition.

Mr. Pacheco (by request), presented a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No.1903) of John McCaul (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to authorize the city of Taunton to grant additional liquor licenses [Local approval received];
Under Senate Rule 20, referred to the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
Sent to the House for 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 Richard T. Moore and Peter J. Durant for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Alexander Rodriguez, an employee of the trial court.
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 the Judiciary.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross) “congratulating Louis Lamoureux on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”; and
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Spilka) “congratulating Patrick Peterson on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout.”

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill relative to portable electronics insurance (House, No. 3541, amended),-- ought to pass, with an amendment in section 1, by striking out, in line 1, the words “SECTION 1” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- “SECTION 1. Section 162W of chapter 175 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 3, the word “162X” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- 162Y.
SECTION 2”; and in section 2, by striking out, in line 176, the figure “2” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “3”.
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.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3830) of Todd M. Smola and Stephen M. Brewer for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Carol L. Clark, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services,-- was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Service.

Emergency Preambles Adopted.

An engrossed Bill relative to shellfish reporting (see House, No. 776, 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 (Mr. Petruccelli) and sent to the House for enactment.

An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Laureen Doolan, an employee of the Department of Correction (see House, No. 3738, 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 (Mr. Petruccelli) and sent to the House for enactment.

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 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 (see Senate, No. 1099, changed and amended);
Relative to shellfish reporting (see House, No. 776, amended);
Establishing a sick leave bank for Laureen Doolan, an employee of the Department of Correction (see House, No. 3738, amended); and
Authorizing the town of Framingham to continue the employment of police officer Robert Tibor (see House, No. 3792).

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,--

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