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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, January 26, 2004.

Met according to adjournment at eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Barrios in the Chair) (having been appointed by the President, under authority conferred by Senate Rule 4. to perform the duties of the Chair).

The Chair (Mr. Barrios), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Reports.

The following reports were severally read and placed on file:

A report of the Attorney General (under the provisions of Section 99R of Chapter 272 of the General Laws) relative to wiretap interceptions (received Thursday, January 15, 2004);

A report of the PERAC Financial Bulletin submitting a copy of the Financial Market Review, 4th Quarter, 2003 (received Tuesday, January 20, 2004); and

A report of the Commissioner of Probation (under the provisions of Section 5 of Chapter 211F of the General Laws) submitting a copy of the 2003 annual report of the Office of Community Corrections (received Wednesday, January 21, 2004).

Resolutions.

The fol1owing resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Barrios) “congratulating pianist Michel Camilo”;

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating William Charles Anderson of Attleboro upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating Jason Edward Audette of Rehoboth upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating Jonathan Peter Cardosi of Rehoboth upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating Matthew Peter Cardosi of Rehoboth upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout.”

Matter Taken out of the Orders of the Day.

There being no objection, the following matter was taken out of the Orders of the Day and considered, as follows:

The House Bill relative to the Department of Finance in the town of Brookline (House, No. 4088), — was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.  

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Brewer, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Steven A. Tolman, Jarrett T. Barrios, Stephen M. Brewer, Robert L. Hedlund and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to prior authorization of prescription medications.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Brewer, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Health Care.  

By Mr. Brewer, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Robert A. Havern for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Marguerite McWhinnie, an employee of the Cambridge district court.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Brewer, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on the Judiciary.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4469) of Marie J. Parente for legislation to repeal the surcharges imposed on consumers for certain energy activities and projects,— was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Energy.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill authorizing the town of Southampton to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises (see House, No. 4162) (which originated in the House), 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 Governor for his approbation.  

Recess.

At seven minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Chair (Mr. Barrios) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair, and at sixteen minutes past twelve o’clock noon, the Senate reassembled, Mr. Barrios in the Chair.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill relative to the notarization of documents, including electronic notarization (see House, No. 4217, changed and amended) (which originated in the House), 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 Governor for his approbation.  

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Hedlund,—

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Thursday next at eleven o’clock A.M., and that the Clerk be directed to dispense with the printing of a calendar.

On motion of the same Senator, at seventeen minutes past twelve o’clock noon, the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o’clock A.M.