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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Monday, April 1, 2002.

Met according to adjournment, at eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Shannon in the Chair) (having been appointed by the President, under authority conferred by Senate Rule 4, to perform the duties of the Chair).

Petition.

Mr. Glodis presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Guy W. Glodis and John J. Binienda for legislation relative to questioning minors suspected of shoplifting,— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Committee Discharged.

Ms. Menard, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration

Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Criminal Justice to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to criminal justice (Senate, No. 2299); and

Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Public Safety to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to public safety issues (Senate, No. 2304);

And recommending that the same severally be referred to the Senate committee on Rules.
Under Senate Rule 36, the reports were severally considered forthwith and accepted.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill providing for the annual observance of Luther Burbank Day (House, No. 4877,— on petition),— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.

A report of the committee on Public Service, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4949) of James R. Miceli and Susan C. Tucker that the State Retirement Board be directed to grant certain creditable service to Christine Sprague for retirement purposes, and recommending that the same be referred to the Senate committee on Ways and Means,— was considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence.

A report of the Department of Education (under the provisions of Section 9 of Chapter 70B of the General Laws) submitting a copy of interim regulations for the school building assistance program (House, No. 4982),— was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Education, Arts and Humanities.

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Baddour) “congratulating Mayor Sharon M. Pollard on being named Democrat of the Year”;

Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Knapik and Lees) “congratulating Deborah Buckley on being named the 2002 Career Woman of the Year by Quota International of Holyoke”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “on the retirement of Carol Mills”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “on the retirement of Gail Tardo”;

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Tucker) “congratulating Civil Air Patrol Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Victoria Britton upon earning the IRA Eaker Award.

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Tucker, Mr. Rosenberg, Ms. Melconian, Ms. Creem, Ms. Murray, Mr. Magnani, Ms. Chandler, Messrs. O’Leary and Shannon, Ms. Jacques, Mr. Knapik, Ms. Wilkerson, Mr. Nuciforo, Ms. Fargo, Messrs. Tarr and Tolman, Ms. Resor, Mrs. Sprague and Mr. Moore) “memorializing Congress to reauthorize the Welfare Transitional Assistance for Needy Families grant and the Continued Waiver for the Commonwealth.”

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill authorizing the appointment of certain persons as firefighters in the town of Ipswich notwithstanding the maximum age requirement (House, No. 4852,— on petition) [Local approval received],— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mrs. Sprague, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

A Bill authorizing certain persons to take a civil service examination for firefighter in the town of Ipswich notwithstanding the maximum age requirement (House, No. 4854,— on petition) [Local approval received],— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Hedlund, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

A Bill relative to the annual observance of April as Autistic Awareness Month (House, No. 4942,— on petition),— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mrs. Sprague, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence; its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act providing for the annual observance of April as Autistic Awareness Month.”.

The Senate Bill designating a certain bridge in the town of Sharon as the Lance Corporal Daniel J. Dabreu Memorial Bridge (Senate, No. 2190),— came from the House passed to be engrossed, in concurrence with an amendment by inserting before the enacting clause the following emergency preamble:

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to designate forthwith a certain bridge in the town of Sharon, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.”.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mrs. Sprague, and the House amendment was considered forthwith and adopted, in concurrence.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill validating certain actions and authorizing certain reimbursements by the town of Oak Bluffs (see House bill printed in House, No. 4906) (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, two-thirds of the members present having voted in the affirmative, and it was signed by the Acting President and laid before the Acting Governor for her approbation.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Hedlund,—

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 Mrs. Sprague, at seven minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o’clock A.M.