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Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Thursday, January 25, 2001.


Met at three minutes past eleven o’clock A.M.



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

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Fargo, Messrs. Antonioni and Brewer, Ms. Creem, Messrs. Havern, Hedlund, Magnani, Moore and Panagiotakos, Ms. Resor, Messrs. Rosenberg and Shannon, Mrs. Sprague, Ms. Tucker, Ms. Walsh and Ms. Wilkerson) “urging the Governor to develop an emergency state government energy response plan, promoting government energy efficient measures, and opposing certain rate increases for natural gas delivery”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Magnani) “recognizing February 3, 2001 as ‘Cabin Fever Sports Festival Day’ in the town of Framingham”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Magnani) “congratulating the Framingham Flyers on winning the Division II MIAA Eastern Massachusetts Super Bowl”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Moore) “congratulating Howard P. Foley on his retirement as founder and president of the Massachusetts High Technology Council”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Travaglini) “congratulating Henri Boubee upon the occasion of his retirement as general manager of the Ritz-Carlton Boston”; and

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Walsh) congratulating Elizabeth and John Bell on the happy occasion of their fiftieth wedding anniversary.”


On motion of Ms. Resor, Senate Rule 20 and Joint Rule 12 were suspended on the petition, presented by Mr. Tolman (accompanied by bill) of Steven A. Tolman, Thomas M. Stanley and Peter J. Koutoujian for legislation to authorize the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey a certain parcel of land in the city of Waltham,— and the same was referred to the committee on State Administration.

On motion of Mr. Shannon, Senate Rule 20 and Joint Rule 12 were suspended on the petition, presented by Mr. Tolman (accompanied by bill) of Steven A. Tolman (by vote of the town) for legislation to provide for property tax relief for citizens of Watertown [Local approval received],— and the same was referred to the committee on Taxation.

Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

 Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Moore,—

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

On motion of Mrs. Sprague, at five minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Monday at eleven o’clock A.M.