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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Monday, March 26, 2001.

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

 

Petitions.

A petition (having been transmitted to the Secretary of the Commonwealth under the provisions of Section 5 of Chapter 3 of the General Laws, and returned by him with memoranda relative thereto) was referred as follows, to wit:—

Petition (accompanied by bill, Senate No. 1834) of Pamela P. Resor, David P. Magnani, Paul J. P. Loscocco and Karyn E. Polito (by vote of the towns) for legislation to establish the boundary line between the town of Southborough and the town of Westborough,— and the same was referred to the committee on Local Affairs.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

 Mr. Clancy presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Edward J. Clancy, Jr., and Larry Joseph for legislation to require defibrillator training for certain individuals employed at certain tasks and the equipment necessary for immediate use,— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

 Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Morrissey, for the comittee on Government Regulations, on petition, a Bill upholding reciprocal compensation contracts (Senate, No. 406);

Read and, under Senate Rule 26A, referred to the Senate committee on Science and Technology.

 By Ms. Creem, for the committee on Criminal Justice, on Senate, Nos. 155 and 167 and House, Nos. 2286 and 3910, a Bill relative to the crimes of assault and battery and assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon (Senate, No. 167);

By Mr. Morrissey, for the committee on Government Regulations, on petition, a Bill protecting consumers against additional charges from new area codes (Senate, No. 433); and

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to certain fees charged by telephone companies (Senate, No. 444);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.

By Mr. Morrissey, for the committee on Government Regulations, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 445) of Charles E. Shannon and Michael A. Sullivan for legislation to designate area codes within the Commonwealth;
Referred, under Senate Rule 36, to the committee on Steering and Policy.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Messages were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to ensuring violence free schools in the Commonwealth (House, No. 4038);

Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to the doubling of mandatory minimum penalties for illegal gun possession on school grounds (House, No. 4039);

Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to more secure schools (House, No. 4040); and

Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to the doubling of mandatory minimum penalties for drug distribution to or involving minors (House, No. 4041);
Severally to the committee on Criminal Justice.

Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to requiring the reporting to police and parents of serious crimes occurring on school premises (House, No. 4042); and

Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to ensuring gun-free schools in the Commonwealth (House, No. 4043);
Severally 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 validating certain elections held in the town of Essex (House, No. 4052);
To the committee on Election Laws.

Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to enhancing accountability for safety in public schools (House, No. 4044);
To the committee on the Judiciary.

 

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4053) of Antonio F. D. Cabral, Mark C. Montigny, George Rogers and Robert M. Koczera (with the approval of the mayor and city council) that the city of New Bedford be authorized to issue an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises to Bisca Tournament Club, Inc.;
To the committee on Government Regulations.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4054) of Kevin J. Murphy, David M. Nangle, Stephen C. Panagiotakos and Thomas A. Golden, Jr. (with the approval of the city council) that the city of Lowell be authorized to convey a certain parcel of land; and

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4055) of John H. Rogers, Scott P. Brown and Jo Ann Sprague (by vote of the town) that the town of Walpole be authorized to transfer a certain parcel of forest land for school purposes;
Severally to the committee on Local Affairs.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4034) of Thomas R. Hoover (city manager), Raymond V. Mariano (mayor), John J. Binienda and Guy W. Glodis that the city of Worcester be authorized to grant creditable service to Leonard Gabrila, a former traffic engineer of said city;

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4056) of Eugene L. O’Flaherty (with the approval of the mayor and city council) that the city of Boston be authorized to pay certain medical expenses of Joseph Cady and Alonzo P. Brooks, retired fire fighters of said city; and

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4057) of Michael J. Albano (mayor), Benjamin Swan, Linda J. Melconian, Cheryl A. Rivera, Brian P. Lees and Mary S. Rogeness (with the approval of the city council) that the retirement board of the city of Springfield be authorized to increase benefits payable to certain former employees of said city;
Severally to the committee on Public Service.

 A report of the committee on Banks and Banking, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3241) of Peter J. Larkin relative to notices to financial institutions of confidential records of employees, and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Commerce and Labor,— was considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence.

 Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Hedlund) “congratulating the Weymouth High School Wrestling Team 2001.”

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 Debbie Campanile for legislation relative to the wrongful injury or death of animal companions.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Ms. Chandler, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Criminal Justice.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

 

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill authorizing the town of Warren to issue an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 260,— on petition) [Local approval received],— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. O’Leary, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

 

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Melconian,—

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Thursday 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 six minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o’clock A.M.