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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Thursday, February 1, 2001.

 

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

Distinguished Guests.

The President introduced the Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School “Minutemen” varsity football team from Charlton. The team is the Western/Central Massachusetts Division IIIA Super Bowl Champions. The team was accompanied by head coach Al Dhembe, and assistant coaches Steve Duff, Mike Lavin, Tony Salvaggio, Frank Deary and Bill Feraco. They were the guests of Senators Moore, Brewer and Glodis.

Communication,.
Appointments.

The Minority Leader announced the following appointments:

Assistant Minority Floor Leader.— Senator Tisei of Middlesex.
2nd Assistant Minority Floor Leader. — Senator Tarr of Essex and Middlesex.
3rd Assistant Minority Floor Leader. — Senator Hedlund of Plymouth and Norfolk.

Senate Standing Committees.

Rules.— Senators Lees of Hampden and Hampshire and Tisei of Middlesex.
Ways and Means. — Senators Knapik of Hampden and Hampshire, Sprague of Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth and Tisei of Middlesex.
Administration. — Senator Lees of Hampden and Hampshire.
Bills in the Third Reading. — Senator Tarr of Essex and Middlesex.
Ethics. — Senator Sprague of Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth.
Post Audit and Oversight. — Senator Hedlund of Plymouth and Norfolk.
Science and Technology. — Senators Tarr of Essex and Middlesex and Hedlund of Plymouth and Norfolk.
Steering and Policy. — Senators Lees of Hampden and Hampshire and Knapik of Hampden and Hampshire.

Joint Standing Committees.

Banks and Banking. — Senator Tarr of Essex and Middlesex.
Commerce and Labor. — Senator Hedlund of Plymouth and Norfolk.
Counties. — Senator Tisei of Middlesex.
Criminal Justice. — Senator Hedlund of Plymouth and Norfolk.
Education, Arts and Humanities. — Senator Sprague of Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth.
Election Laws. — Senator Knapik of Hampden and Hampshire.
Energy. — Senator Hedlund of Plymouth and Norfolk.
Federal Financial Assistance. — Senator Knapik of Hampden and Hampshire.
Government Regulations. — Senator Hedlund of Plymouth and Norfolk.
Health Care. — Senator Tarr of Essex and Middlesex.
Housing and Urban Development. — Senator Tarr of Essex and Middlesex.
Human Services and Elderly Affairs. — Senator Tisei of Middlesex.
Insurance. — Senator Lees of Hampden and Hampshire.
The Judiciary. — Senator Lees of Hampden and Hampshire.
Local Affairs. — Senator Sprague of Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth.
Natural Resources and Agriculture. — Senator Tarr of Essex and Middlesex.
Public Safety. — Senator Sprague of Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth.
Public Service. — Senator Sprague of Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth.
State Administration. — Senator Knapik of Hampden and Hampshire.
Taxation. — Senator Sprague of Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth.
Transportation. — Senator Hedlund of Plymouth and Norfolk.
Special Committee on Redistricting. — Senator Tisei of Middlesex.

Petitions.

Petitions (having been deposited in the office of the Clerk of the Senate prior to five o’clock P.M., on Wednesday, December 6, 2000) were transmitted to the Secretary of State (under the provisions of Section 5 of of Chapter 3 of the General Laws), as follows:

By Mr. Berry, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 9) of Frederick E. Berry for legislation relative to the Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company; and

By Mr. Travaglini, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 9) of Robert E. Travaglini and Stephen F. Lynch for legislation to authorize the Department of Environmental Protection to grant a license to the Boston Tea Party Ship, Inc.

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Creem) “congratulating Andrew T. Brown upon attaining the rank of Eagle Scout”;

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Creem) “congratulating Andrew W. Eklund upon attaining the rank of Eagle Scout”;

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Creem) “congratulating John E. Shellito upon attaining the rank of Eagle Scout”;

Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Moore, Brewer and Glodis) “honoring the Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School ‘Minutemen’ varsity football team on winning the 2000 Western/Central Massachusetts Division 3A Championship”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Morrissey) “congratulating Joseph A. O’Brien on the occasion of his ninetieth birthday”; and

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Wilkerson) “congratulating John F. Murphy on the occasion of his retirement.”

Petition.

On motion of Ms. Fargo, Senate Rule 20 and Joint Rule 12 were suspended on the petition, presented by Mr. Tolman (accompanied by bill) of Steven A. Tolman and Susan C. Fargo (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation relative to certain school construction projects in the city of Waltham [Local approval received],— and the same was referred to the committee on State Administration.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

 

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Shannon,—

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

On motion of Mr. Moore, at seven minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Monday at eleven o’clock A.M.