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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Tuesday, January 21, 2003.

Met at one minute past eleven o’clock A.M.

The President, members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Committee Appointments.

The President and the Minority Leader announced the following committee appointments:

Rules. — Senators Brewer of Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin, Murray of Plymouth and Barnstable, Menard of Bristol and Plymouth, Montigny of Bristol and Plymouth, Lees of Hampden and Hampshire and Tisei of Middlesex and Essex.

Ways and Means. — Senators Murray of Plymouth and Barnstable, Panagiotakos of Middlesex, Tolman of Suffolk and Middlesex, Antonioni of Worcester and Middlesex, Brewer of Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin, Fargo of Middlesex, Jacques of Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex, Magnani of Middlesex and Norfolk, Morrissey of Norfolk and Plymouth, Nuciforo of Berkshire, Hampshire and Franklin, Pacheco of Plymouth and Bristol, Resor of Middlesex and Worcester, Shannon of Middlesex, Wilkerson of Suffolk, Knapik of Hampden and Hampshire, Sprague of Bristol and Norfolk and Tisei of Middlesex and Essex.

Bills in the Third Reading. — Senators Shannon of Middlesex, Hart of Suffolk, Barrios of Middlesex, Suffolk and Essex, Moore of Worcester and Norfolk and Tarr of Essex and Middlesex.

Long-Term Debt and Capital Expenditures. — Senators Montigny of Bristol and Plymouth, Magnani of Middlesex and Norfolk, Brewer of Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin, Chandler of Worcester, Moore of Worcester and Norfolk, Wilkerson of Suffolk and Knapik of Hampden and Hampshire (Note: subject to approval of rules changes in the Senate).

Science and Technology. — Senators Melconian of Hampden, Magnani of Middlesex and Norfolk, Fargo of Middlesex, Tolman of Suffolk and Middlesex, Tucker of Essex and Middlesex, Tarr of Essex and Middlesex and Sprague of Bristol and Norfolk.

Steering and Policy. — Senators Jacques of Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex, Melconian of Hampden, Baddour of Essex, Glodis of Worcester, Hart of Suffolk, Montigny of Bristol and Plymouth, Moore of Worcester and Norfolk, Nuciforo of Berkshire, Hampshire and Franklin, O’Leary of Cape and Islands, Lees of Hampden and Hampshire, Tarr of Essex and Middlesex and Hedlund of Plymouth and Norfolk. (Note: composition of this committee subject to approval of rules changes in the Senate).

Post Audit and Oversight. — Senators Pacheco of Plymouth and Bristol, Fargo of Middlesex, Havern of Middlesex, Joyce of Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth, Moore of Worcester and Norfolk, Panagiotakos of Middlesex, and Hedlund of Plymouth and Norfolk.

Banks and Banking. — Senators Nuciforo of Berkshire, Hampshire and Franklin, Joyce of Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth, Creedon of Plymouth and Bristol, O’Leary of Cape and Islands, Tolman of Suffolk and Middlesex, and Hedlund of Plymouth and Norfolk.

Commerce and Labor. — Senators Hart of Suffolk, McGee of Essex and Middlesex, Magnani of Middlesex and Norfolk, Tucker of Essex and Middlesex, Wilkerson of Suffolk and Lees of Hampden and Hampshire.

Counties. — Senators Tolman of Suffolk and Middlesex, O’Leary of Cape and Islands, Baddour of Essex, Chandler of Worcester, Moore of Worcester and Norfolk and Hedlund of Plymouth and Norfolk.

Criminal Justice. — Senators McGee of Essex and Middlesex, Antonioni of Worcester and Middlesex, Creedon of Plymouth and Bristol, Creem of Middlesex and Norfolk, Morrissey of Norfolk and Plymouth and Hedlund of Plymouth and Norfolk.

Education, Arts and Humanities. — Senators Antonioni of Worcester and Middlesex, Magnani of Middlesex and Norfolk, O’Leary of Cape and Islands, Resor of Middlesex and Worcester, Wilkerson of Suffolk and Sprague of Bristol and Norfolk.

Election Laws. — Senators Joyce of Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth, Glodis of Worcester, Nuciforo of Berkshire, Hampshire and Franklin, Shannon of Middlesex, Wilkerson of Suffolk and Knapik of Hampden and Hampshire.

Energy. — Senators O’Leary of Cape and Islands, Magnani of Middlesex and Norfolk, Chandler of Worcester, Resor of Middlesex and Worcester, Tolman of Suffolk and Middlesex and Tisei of Middlesex and Essex.

Federal Financial Assistance. — Senators Havern of Middlesex, Melconian of Hampden, Berry of Essex, Menard of Bristol and Plymouth, Walsh of Suffolk and Norfolk and Knapik of Hampden and Hampshire.

Government Regulations. — Senators Morrissey of Norfolk and Plymouth, Tucker of Essex and Middlesex, Baddour of Essex, Hart of Suffolk, McGee of Essex and Middlesex and Knapik of Hampden and Hampshire.

Health Care. — Senators Moore of Worcester and Norfolk, Barrios of Middlesex, Suffolk and Essex, Chandler of Worcester, Fargo of Middlesex, Tucker of Essex and Middlesex and Tarr of Essex and Middlesex.

Housing and Urban Development. — Senators Chandler of Worcester, Panagiotakos of Middlesex, Berry of Essex, O’Leary of Cape and Islands, Tucker of Essex and Middlesex and Tarr of Essex and Middlesex.

Human Services and Elderly Affairs. — Senators Tucker of Essex and Middlesex, Wilkerson of Suffolk, Barrios of Middlesex, Suffolk and Essex, Fargo of Middlesex, McGee of Essex and Middlesex and Tisei of Middlesex and Essex.

Insurance. — Senators Glodis of Worcester, Wilkerson of Suffolk, Jacques of Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex, Montigny of Bristol and Plymouth, Shannon of Middlesex and Hedlund of Plymouth and Norfolk.

The Judiciary. — Senators Creedon of Plymouth and Bristol, Baddour of Essex, Antonioni of Worcester and Middlesex, Jacques of Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex, Wilkerson of Suffolk, and Lees of Hampden and Hampshire.

Local Affairs. — Senators Fargo of Middlesex, Wilkerson of Suffolk, Creem of Middlesex and Norfolk, Nuciforo of Berkshire, Hampshire and Franklin, Tolman of Suffolk and Middlesex and Sprague of Bristol and Norfolk.

Natural Resources and Agriculture. — Senators Resor of Middlesex and Worcester, Brewer of Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin, Creedon of Plymouth and Bristol, Fargo of Middlesex, Pacheco of Plymouth and Bristol and Tarr of Essex and Middlesex.

Public Safety. — Senators Barrios of Middlesex, Suffolk and Essex, Joyce of Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth, Brewer of Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin, Chandler of Worcester, Pacheco of Plymouth and Bristol and Sprague of Bristol and Norfolk.

Public Service. — Senators Magnani of Middlesex and Norfolk, Tolman of Suffolk and Middlesex, Hart of Suffolk, Joyce of Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth, Shannon of Middlesex and Sprague of Bristol and Norfolk.

State Administration. — Senators Wilkerson of Suffolk, Fargo of Middlesex, Glodis of Worcester, Shannon of Middlesex, Tolman of Suffolk and Middlesex and Tarr of Essex and Middlesex.

Taxation. — Senators Creem of Middlesex and Norfolk, Rosenberg of Hampshire and Franklin, Havern of Middlesex, Jacques of Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex, O’Leary of Cape and Islands and Sprague of Bristol and Norfolk.

Transportation. — Senators Baddour of Essex, Chandler of Worcester, Hart of Suffolk, McGee of Essex and Middlesex, Montigny of Bristol and Plymouth and Hedlund of Plymouth and Norfolk.

Order Adopted.

Mr. Rosenberg presented the following order:—

Ordered, That full consideration shall be allowed on Thursday, January 23, 2003, on reports of the committee on Rules relative to recommendations to the Senate and Joint Rules. All amendments to said recommendations or to Senate or Joint Rules shall be filed with the Clerk of the Senate no later than five o’clock P.M., on Wednesday, January 22, 2003.
There being no objection, the order was considered forthwith; and it was adopted. 

Reports of a Committee.

Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Rules, reported a report recommending that the rules of the Senate of the preceding session be adopted with recommended changes (Senate, No. 1923).
Pursuant to an order previously adopted, the report was placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Rules, reported a report recommending that the Joint Rules of the preceding General Court be adopted as the Joint Rules of the present General Court with recommended changes (Senate, No. 1924).
Pursuant to an order previously adopted the report was placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Recess.

There being no objection, at four minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the President declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and at twenty-three minutes past three o’clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, Ms. Walsh in the Chair.

Petition.

Mr. Berry presented a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate No. 1922) of Frederick E. Berry and John H. Rogers for legislation relative to the Office of the District Attorney for the Eastern District,— and the same was referred, on motion of Mr. Tarr, to the committee on Rules.

Subsequently, Mr. Brewer, for the said committee on Rules, reported that the bill ought to pass.

There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Berry, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, on further motion of Mr. Berry, by substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 1925).
The bill (Senate, No. 1925) was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
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. O’Leary) “recognizing the Children’s Earth Summit Declaration and the Young People’s Decade of Commitment.”

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Berry,—

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Thursday next at one o’clock P.M. in full formal session.

On motion of Mr. Moore, at twenty-six minutes past three o’clock P.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at one o’clock P.M.