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Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Monday, February 25, 2002.

Met at seven minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Ms. Melconian in the Chair) (having been appointed by the President, under authority conferred by Senate Rule 4, to perform the duties of the Chair).


Mr. Creedon presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Robert S. Creedon, Jr., David T. Donnelly, Joan M. Menard, Byron Rushing and Local 254 SEIU, AFL-CIO, for legislation relative to a reserve account for Trial Court employees’ salaries,— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.


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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Berry) “on the occasion of the retirement of Chief Richard C. Landers”;

Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Brewer and Rosenberg) “on the occasion of the retirement of the Honorable Thomas T. Merrigan, First Justice of the Orange District Court”;

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Fargo) “condemning the institution of slavery”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Glodis) “congratulating the Millbury Little League”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Joyce) “congratulating Cynthia Loesch”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. O’Leary and Ms. Murray) “congratulating the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce on the occasion of its eightieth anniversary”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “honoring Steven Adam D’Souza of Halifax upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Travaglini) “congratulating Philip Mangano.”


Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill exempting certain positions in the town of Burlington from the civil service law (see House, No. 4307) (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 Acting Governor for her approbation.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Chandler,—

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

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