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Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts  

Thursday, January 24, 2002.

Met at four minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Ms. Melconian in the Chair) (having been appointed by the President, under authority conferred by Senate Rule 4, to perform the duties of the Chair).


Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill authorizing the Trial Court to establish a sick leave bank for Roseanne Moore, an employee of the Trial Court (see Senate, No. 2188, amended) (which originated in the Senate), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, was passed to be enacted and was signed by the Acting President and laid before the Acting Governor for her approbation.  


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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Knapik) “honoring Joseph Herbert Donnelly, M.D. for his distinguished service to the citizens of the Pioneer Valley region”;

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Murray) “recognizing Nurse Anesthetist Week”;

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Murray) “honoring Matthew Trask as president and chief executive officer of Communica, Inc. and chairperson of the Cape Cod Technology Council, Inc.”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “honoring David Joubert of Dighton upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”.


Emergency Preamble Adopted.

An engrossed Bill establishing Congressional districts (see House Bill, printed in House, No. 4778, Appendix A, 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 7 to 0.
The bill was signed by the Acting President and sent to the House for enactment.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Rosenberg,—

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 Mr. Tisei, at eighteen minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Monday at eleven o’clock A.M.