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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Thursday, March 1, 2001.

 

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

 

Communications.

The following communications were severally placed on file:

Communication from the Chairpersons of the Joint Committee on Natural Resources and Agriculture relative to the rules of procedure for the said committee for the present General Court (received Wednesday, February 28, 2001);

Communication from Diane Wholley, Director of Fiscal Services, Bridgewater Correctional Complex, submitting a plan of corrective action (received Tuesday, February 20, 2001); and

Communication from Dianne Wilkerson relative to the rules of procedure for the Joint Committee on State Administration for the 2001-2002 General Court (received Monday, February 26, 2001).

Reports.

The following reports were severally read and sent to the House for its information:

A report of the Special Commission on Forest Management Practices (under the provisions of Section 341 of Chapter 38 of the Acts of 1995, as most recently amended by Section 195 of Chapter 127 of the Acts of 1999) submitting a report on forest management practices (Senate, No. 1823) (received Wednesday, February 28, 2001); and

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 M.C.I. Concord (received Tuesday, February 27, 2001).

Petition.

Ms. Melconian presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Linda J. Melconian and Daniel F. Keenan for legislation to provide creditable service for certain public officials,— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Reports of Committees.

By Ms. Wilkerson, for the committee on State Administration, on petition, a Bill requiring state agencies to maintain toll free phone numbers (Senate, No. 1538);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill establishing the Massachusetts individual savings account program (MISA) (Senate, No. 1554);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill authorizing the Division on Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey a certain parcel of land located in the city of Boston (Senate, No. 1615); and

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to the development of an athletic facility by the Assabet Valley Regional Technology School District (Senate, No. 1815);

Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

 

By Mr. Tolman, for the committee on Local Affairs, on petition, a Bill relative to Chapter VII of the General By-Laws of the town of Essex (Senate, No. 1039) [Local approval received];

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill authorizing the town of Andover to convey land to the Andover Village Improvement Society for a pedestrian easement (Senate, No. 1045) [Local approval received];

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill authorizing the town of Andover to convey land to the Andover Village Improvement Society (Senate, No. 1046) [Local approval received];

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill authorizing the town of Tewksbury to convey certain conservation land (Senate, No. 1047) [Local approval received]; and

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to certain town ways in the town of Tewksbury (Senate, No. 1048) [Local approval received];

Severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A report of the committee on Commerce and Labor, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2283) of Ronald Mariano, Thomas P. Kennedy and Kevin G. Honan that businesses providing in-line skates, bicycles or scooters also provide protective headgear and other safety equipment, and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Public Safety,— was considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence.

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Birmingham) “recognizing Lucille A. Ferragamo of Revere”;

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Melconian and Mr. Lees) “honoring Walter A. DeFilippi for his 33 years of service to the West Springfield community”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “honoring Christopher G. Duerden of Bridgewater upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Rosenberg) “commending Doctor Yusef Lateef for his contributions to the Pioneer Valley and the world of music”; and

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Wilkerson) “contratulating Marvin Eugene Gilmore, Jr., on the occasion of his being honored by the Whittier Street Health Center.”

Petition.

On motion of Ms. Chandler, Senate Rule 20 and Joint Rule 12 were suspended on the petition, presented by Mr. Glodis (accompanied by bill) of Guy W. Glodis and George N. Peterson, Jr., for legislation relative to the pension allowance of former registry police officer Anthony Martinello,— and the same was referred to the committee on Public Service.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

 

Reports of Committees.

By Ms. Menard, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Stephen M. Brewer and David C. Bunker, Jr., for legislation to provide children of state employees killed while on duty tuition to state colleges and the state university.

Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Ms. Murray, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Education, Arts and Humanities.

By Ms. Menard, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Edward Brassil and Steven A. Tolman for legislation to provide for an inquiry into the safety of low pressure biolers.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Ms. Murray, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Public Safety.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

 

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Melconian,—

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.

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