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Thursday, February 6, 2003.
Met according to adjournment at eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Rosenberg in the Chair).
The Chair (Mr. Rosenberg), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:
By Mr. McGee, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Thomas M. McGee, Robert A. DeLeo and Michael E. Festa for legislation relative to pilot services and requirements for vessels;
By the same Senator, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Thomas M. McGee, Robert A. DeLeo and Michael E. Festa for legislation to exempt sales of pilot boats from sales tax requirements; and
By the same Senator,
a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Thomas M. McGee, Robert A. DeLeo and
Michael E. Festa for legislation relative to rates for pilot services for vessels
using the port of Boston.
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
Papers from the House.
A message from His Excellency the Governor relative to increasing fees for the registers of deeds (House, No. 2008),— was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on the Judiciary.
The annual report of the Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission (under Sections 21, 102 and 103 of Chapter 32 of the General Laws) relative to the percentum change in the average cost-of-living as shown by the United States consumer price index for the year 2002 compared with such index for the year 2001 (House, No. 2007),— was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Public Service.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Tisei) “on the occasion of the retirement of Marion Whiting.”
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., and that the Clerk be directed to dispense with the printing of a calendar.
There being no objection, at three minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Chair (Mr. Rosenberg) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at a half past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate reassembled, Mr. Rosenberg in the Chair.
PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.
A Bill making appropriations for fiscal year 2003 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects (House, No. 2022, printed as amended,— on House, No. 2021, in part),— was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.
On motion of Mr. Tisei, at twenty-eight minutes before twelve o’clock noon, the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Monday at eleven o’clock A.M.