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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Wednesday, March 13, 2002.

Met at six 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).

Petitions.

Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:

By Ms. Fargo, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Susan C. Fargo, Marian Walsh, Charles A. Murphy, Garrett J. Bradley and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to historic resources and the Community Preservation Act; and

By Mr. O’Leary (by request), a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of the Hickory Hill Association, Inc., by Thomas A. DeRiemer, clerk, for legislation relative to the powers of homeowners’ associations in subdivisions;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Montigny, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill making appropriations for the fiscal year 2002 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects (House, No. 4914),— ought to pass, with an amendment, striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 2279.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Moore, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means. The bill, as amended, was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with the amendment.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Engrossed Bills.

The following engrossed bills (both of which originated in the House), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, were severally passed to be enacted and were signed by the Acting President and laid before the Acting Governor for her approbation, to wit:

Relative to the sale of gas heating equipment (see House, No. 2575); and

Relative to the town of Medfield and the Medfield Shelter 2000, Inc. (see House, No. 4360).

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4951) of Brian S. Dempsey, other members of the General Court and others relative to the early retirement incentive program for certain employees,— was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Service.

Petition.

On motion of Ms. Fargo, Senate Rule 20 and Joint Rule 12 were suspended, on the petition, presented by Mr. Joyce (accompanied by bill) of Brian A. Joyce, Bradley H. Jones, Jr., John F. Merrigan, Mark V. Falzone and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish an early retirement incentive program for certain employees of local governments and to protect taxpayers’ interests and promote efficiency in local governments,— and the same was referred to the committee on Public Service.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

Report 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 Brian A. Joyce, Shirley Owens-Hicks and Walter F. Timilty (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to interest income from the Milton community schools’ account [Local approval received].
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Baddour, 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.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

Matters Taken Out of the Orders of the Day.

There being no objection, the following matters were taken out of the Orders of the Day and considered, as follows:

The Senate Bill designating Civilian Conservation Corps Day (Senate, No. 409) (its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading),— was read a third time.

Pending the question on passing the bill to be engrossed, Mr. Morrissey presented an amendment, striking out, in line 2, the words “seventh day of April” (as printed) and inserting in place thereof the following words:— “March 31”.
The amendment was adopted.
The bill (Senate, No. 409, amended) was then passed to be engrossed.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

The Senate Bill further regulating change of name or address notices to the Registry of Motor Vehicles (Senate, No. 1150),— was read a third time.

Pending the question on passing the bill to be engrossed, Mr. Brewer presented an amendment, substituting a new draft entitled “An Act further regulating change of name or address notices to the Registry of Motor Vehicles” (Senate, No. 2278).
The amendment was adopted.
On motion of Mr. Moore, the further consideration of the bill (Senate, No. 2278) was postponed until the next session.

Reports of a Committee.

By Mr. Montigny, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill authorizing the State Retirement Board to grant creditable service to Harvey J. Chopp (House, No. 869, changed and amended),— ought to pass.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Moore, and the bill was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.

By Mr. Montigny, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill relative to securities (House, No. 955, amended),— ought to pass.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Fargo, and the bill was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.

By Mr. Montigny, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill relative to a birth defects monitoring program (House, No. 2163, amended),— ought to pass.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Baddour, and the bill was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.

By Mr. Montigny, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill relative to the terms of certain notes issued by the Commonwealth (printed in House, No. 4765),— ought to pass.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Moore, and the bill was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.

By Mr. Montigny, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill mandating coverage for ectodermal dysplasia (Senate, No. 734),— ought to pass, with an amendment, substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2280).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Baddour, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means.
The bill (Senate, No. 2280) was then ordered to a third reading.

By Mr. Montigny, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill to protect the natural and historic resources of the Commonwealth (Senate, No. 1109),— ought to pass, with an amendment, substituting a new draft entitled “An Act protecting the natural and historic resources of the Commonwealth” (Senate, No. 2281).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Fargo, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means.
The bill (Senate, No. 2281) was then ordered to a third reading.

Order Adopted.

Mr. Havern presented the following order, to wit:

Ordered, That notwithstanding the provisions of Joint Rule 10, the committee on Transportation be granted until Wednesday, March 27, 2002, the time within which to report on current House document numbered 4232.
The order was considered forthwith and, there being no objection, it was adopted.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Moore,—

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again tomorrow at one o’clock P.M., in a full formal session.

On motion of Mr. Tisei, at twenty-six minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following day at one o’clock P.M.