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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.
Friday, January 17, 2003.
Met according to adjournment at eleven o’clock A.M. (Ms. Walsh in the Chair).
The Chair (Ms. Walsh), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Tisei) “congratulating Joseph Maney on the occasion of his retirement from the town of Lynnfield.”
There being no objection, at two minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Chair (Ms. Walsh) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and at ten minutes before one o’clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, Mr. Baddour in the Chair (having been appointed by the President, under authority conferred by Senate Rule 4, to perform the duties of the Chair).
PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.
The House Bill expanding the Governor’s authority to address deficiencies
in revenue (House, No. 2010, amended),— came from the House with the endorsement
that the House had concurred in the Senate amendments (for text of Senate amendments,
see Senate Journal for Thursday, January 16, 2002, pp. 14-18) with a further
amendment in section 1, in line 10, by inserting after the word “courts”
the words “the office of the comptroller”.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mrs. Sprague, and the House amendment was considered forthwith and adopted, in concurrence.
There being no objection, at eight minutes before one o’clock P.M., the Chair (Mr. Baddour) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and at twenty-one minutes before two o’clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, Mr. Baddour in the Chair.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
Emergency Preamble Adopted; Engrossed Bill Enacted.
An engrossed Bill expanding the Governor’s authority to address deficiencies in revenue (see House, No. 2010, 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 and sent to the House for enactment.
Subsequently, the bill, which originated in the House, came from the House
with the endorsement that it had been enacted in that branch.
The Senate then passed the bill to be enacted; and it was signed by the Acting President and laid before the Governor for his approbation.
On motion of Mrs. Sprague,—
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Tuesday next at eleven o’clock A.M., and that the Clerk be directed to dispense with the printing of a calendar.
On motion of Mrs. Sprague, at fourteen minutes before two o’clock P.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Tuesday at eleven o’clock A.M.