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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Tuesday, February 20, 2001.

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

 

Reports.

A report of the Administrative Office of the Trial Court (under the provisions of Section 2, item 0330-3200 of Chapter 194 of the Acts of 1998) relative to the number of Trial Court court officers and security guards (received Friday, February 16, 2001),— was placed on file.

A report of the Department of Public Health (under the provisions of Sections 5 and 20 of Chapter 111 of the General Laws) relative to inspection of the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley (received Tuesday, February 13, 2001),— was read and sent to the House for its information.

Petitions.

Petitions (having been received in the Office of the Clerk of the Senate prior to five o’clock P.M. on Wednesday, December 6, 2000) were severally referred as follows:

By Ms. Fargo, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 7B) of Susan C. Fargo and Jay R. Kaufman for legislation relative to the zoning of certain residential properties in the town of Lexington;

By Mr. Havern, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 7B) of Robert A. Havern, J. James Marzilli, Jr., and Anne M. Paulsen for legislation to authorize the town of Arlington to change the use of a certain parcel of land in the town adjacent to Summer Street from park to public way purposes;

By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 7B) of Robert L. Hedlund and Garrett J. Bradley relative to authorizing the town of Hingham to convey a certain parcel of conservation land located in said town for housing, recreational and open space purposes;

By Mr. Knapik, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 7B) of Michael R. Knapik for legislation to designate Robert L. Pais, a police officer in the city of Westfield, as permanently disabled;

By Mr. Lynch, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 7B) of Stephen F. Lynch for legislation to authorize the transfer of certain property by the Boston Housing Authority for use as a community service center in South Boston; and

By Mrs. Sprague, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 7B) of Jo Ann Sprague and Scott P. Brown for legislation to authorize the disposal of certain septic waste at the septage facility of the town of Walpole;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:

By Mr. Joyce, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Brian A. Joyce for legislation to authorize creditable service for Patricia A. Fredericksen;

By the same Senator (by request), a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Barbara Hopwood for legislation to further regulate condominiums;

By Mr. Morrissey, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael W. Morrissey for legislation relative to the sales tax on products used in the treatment of diabetes;

By Ms. Resor, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Pamela P. Resor, Susan C. Tucker, James P. Jajuga, Anne M. Paulsen and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote the healthy development of children and youth;

By Mr. Rosenberg, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stanley C. Rosenberg for legislation to further regulate licenses to sell alcoholic beverages; and

By Mrs. Sprague, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Jo Ann Sprague for legislation relative to adding age bias to the hate crimes reporting statute;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Morrissey, for the committee on Government Regulations, on Senate, No. 416 and House, No. 2520, a Bill relative to gas or electric companies declaring stock or scrip dividend (Senate, No. 416);
Read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Messages were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to reinstituting the death penalty in the Commonwealth (House, No. 4003);
To the committee on Criminal Justice.

Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to the Pioneer Valley life sciences initiative (House, No. 4001);
To the committee on Education, Arts and Humanities.

Message from His Excellency the Governor (under the provisions of Section 8 of Article LXXXIX of the Amendments to the Constitution) recommending legislation relative to authorizing the town of Mansfield to use certain conservation land for road and bridge purposes (House, No. 4002);
To the committee on Local Affairs.

 Petition.

On motion of Ms. Melconian, Senate Rule 20 and Joint Rule 12 were suspended on the petition, presented by Ms. Walsh (accompanied by bill) of Marian Walsh, Stephen F. Lynch, Stephen J. Murphy, James M. Kelly and Francis M. Roche for legislation relative to the appointment of firefighters and police officers,— and the same was referred to the committee on Public Service.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Tucker) “commemorating the tercentennial anniversary of the town of Dracut on February 26, 2001.”

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,—

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

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