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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Monday, April 7, 2003.

Met according to adjournment, at eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Havern in the Chair).

 

The Chair (Mr. Havern), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Reports.

The following reports were severally read and placed on file:

A report of the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission (under the provisions of Section 38 of Chapter 10 of the General Laws) submitting its 2002 annual report for the Charitable Gaming Division (received Tuesday, April 1, 2003);

A report of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (under the provisions of Subsection 5 of Section 151 of Chapter 127 of the Acts of 1999) submitting its Report of Operations for calendar year 2002 (received Thursday, April 3, 2003); and

A report of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (under the provisions of Subsection 11 of Section 151 of Chapter 127 of the Acts of 1999) submitting its net operating investment per passenger mile ratio for fiscal years 2001 through 2005 (received Monday, April 7, 2003).

 

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

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 the Berkshire County House of Correction and Jail (received Tuesday, April 1, 2003);

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 the Bristol County Jail/Ash Street (received Tuesday, April 1, 2003); 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 the Plymouth County Correctional Facility (received Monday, April 7, 2003).

Petition.

Mr. Tarr presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, Joseph O. Hocter, Bradford Hill, Michael J. Coppola and other members of the General Court for legislation to facilitate timely guardianships for mentally retarded persons,— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.  

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Morrissey, for the committee on Government Regulations, on petition, a Bill authorizing the town of Milton to grant certain licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (Senate, No. 420) [Local approval received];
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

 

Committee Discharged.

Mr. Antonioni, for the committee on Education, Arts and Humanities, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration

Of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 255) of Cynthia S. Creem for legislation relative to the creation of a sports injury commission to study school-age athletes’ injuries,— and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Health Care; and

Of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 244) of Harriette L. Chandler and Shirley Gomes for legislation relative to the disposition of museum property,— and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on the Judiciary.
Under Senate Rule 36, the reports were severally considered forthwith and accepted.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

 

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3744) of Philip Travis relative to the Massachusetts Credit Union Share Insurance Corporation;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 9, to the committee on Banks and Banking.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3745) of Susan Williams Gifford and Marc R. Pacheco (by vote of the town) for legislation to abolish the Wareham Economic and Industrial Development Corporation and the Wareham Community Development Authority and establish an economic development fund to be administered by said town;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 9, to the committee on Commerce and Labor.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3746) of Thomas N. George and Robert A. O’Leary relative to the trustees of the Jacob Sears Memorial Library in the town of Dennis;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 9, to the committee on State Administration.  

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Lees) “recognizing the achievements of Scottish Americans as they celebrate ‘National Tartan Day’ on April sixth”;

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Menard, Messrs. Barrios and Berry, Ms. Chandler, Ms. Creem, Ms. Fargo, Messrs. Glodis, Havern and Hedlund, Ms. Jacques, Messrs. Joyce, Knapik, Lees, McGee and Magnani, Ms. Melconian, Messrs. Montigny and Moore, Ms. Murray, Messrs. Nuciforo, O’Leary, Pacheco and Panagiotakos, Ms. Resor, Messrs. Rosenberg and Shannon, Mrs. Sprague, Messrs. Tarr and Tolman, Ms. Tucker, Ms. Walsh and Ms. Wilkerson) “on the occasion of the First Annual Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation’s Race for Research”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “honoring Jennifer Kleinschmidt on receiving the Gold Award”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Panagiotakos) “congratulating Westford Chorus on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of its founding”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Shannon) “congratulating Charlie Driscoll on his retirement as head coach of the Medford High School Varsity Hockey Team.”

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Morrissey, for the committee on Government Regulations, on petition, a Bill further regulating certificates of birth resulting in stillbirth (Senate, No. 1953).
The bill 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.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

 

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tolman,—

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. Tolman, at four minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o’clock A.M.