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William F. Welch
Senate Clerk

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SENATE

CALENDAR FOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2015

[The Senate will meet at two o’clock P.M.]          


ORDERS OF THE DAY


SECOND READING MATTERS.

          

            6. [H. 3189] Bill (H.) providing for an employee retirement incentive program (House, No. 3189 amended). 2d.
            [On House, No. 1, in part.]
            [Amended by the House by striking out section 12 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
            “SECTION 12. On or before December 1, 2015, the secretary of administration and finance shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means a report detailing the number of employees participating in the retirement incentive program, the estimated salary savings in fiscal years 2016 and 2017 as a result of such employees’ participation, the number of positions that have been or are expected to be refilled before June 30, 2016, and the estimated salary costs in fiscal years 2016 and 2017 on account of such refilled positions. For each position that has not been refilled, the report shall also detail how the duties and expertise associated with the position have been or will be fulfilled or otherwise accounted for by the relevant agency, bureau, department, office, or division of the executive department.”
            By striking out sections 1 and 2A;  and in section 3, by inserting after the word “act”,  in line 26, the following words: “; and through the date of retirement specified in section 4”; and in section 7, by adding the following sentence:-“The provisions of section 91 of said chapter 32 shall not apply for the calendar year 2015 to previously retired employees of the state retirement board engaged to implement the provisions of this act.”; and in section 8, by striking out, in lines 104 to 105, the following: “1/4 of such payment on September 1, 2015, 1/4 of such payment on July 1, 2016, 1/4 of such payment on July 1, 2017, and 1/4 of such payment on July 1, 2018” and inserting in place thereof the following: “1/3 of such payment on September 1, 2015, 1/3 of such payment on July 1, 2016, and 1/3 of such payment on July 1, 2017”.]
            [The committee on Ways and Means (Spilka) recommends that the bill be amended by striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 44; and by striking out the emergency preamble and inserting in pace thereof the following emergency preamble:- “Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to provide forthwith for a fair and orderly manner in which the number of executive department employees may be reduced in order to decrease expenditures by the commonwealth, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.”; and by striking out the title and inserting in place thereof the following title:- “An Act relative to state personnel.”]

NOTICE SECTION.

SECOND READING MATTERS.

            7. [S. 24] Bill amending the town charter for the town of Randolph (Senate, No. 24). 2d. [L’Italien.]
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]

            8. [S. 29] Bill authorizing the city manager of the city of Worcester to appoint the chair of the Worcester redevelopment authority (Senate, No. 29). 2d. [L’Italien.]
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]

            9. [S. 30] Bill authorizing the town of Sturbridge to issue one additional license for the sale of wine and malt alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises at 178 Main Street (Senate, No. 30). 2d. [Kennedy.]
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.]

            10. [S. 34] Bill relative to sewer commissioners in the town of Wareham (Senate, No. 34). 2d. [L’Italien.]
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]

            11. [S. 38] Bill relative to the town of Barre (Senate, No. 38). 2d. [Timilty.]
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Public Service.]

            12. [H. 3194] Bill (H.) amending the composition of the Stadium and Athletic Field Commission in the city of Malden (House, No. 3194). 2d.
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]