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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Monday, April 12, 2004.

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

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

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Tolman, for the committee on Public Service, on petition, a Bill relative to defining employees classified in Group 4 (Senate, No. 2240, changed in section 1 by inserting after the words “court officer II”, in line 7, the words “associate court officer”);

By Ms. Wilkerson, for the committee on State Administration, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2313), a Bill relative to the disposition of easements or other interests in land in Uxbridge under the care and control of the Department of Conservation and Recreation (Senate, No. 2321); and

By Mr. Baddour, for the committee on Transportation, on Senate, No. 1894 and on House, No. 3473, a Bill relative to the size of signs on the Massachusetts Turnpike (Senate, No. 1894);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.  

By Mr. McGee, for the committee on Criminal Justice, on Senate, No. 159 and on House, No. 2740, a Bill to protect charities and other organizations from identity theft (Senate, No. 159);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate, Nos. 157, 197 and 208 and on House, Nos. 114, 316 and 3304, a Bill relative to motor vehicle homicide (Senate, No. 2322);

By Ms. Resor, for the committee on Natural Resources and Agriculture, on petition, a Bill requiring local approval for low level radioactive waste sites (Senate, No. 1264);

By Mr. Barrios, for the committee on Public Safety, on petition, a Bill authorizing the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Environmental Law Enforcement to issue motor vehicle citations (Senate, No. 1287); and

By Ms. Wilkerson, for the committee on State Administration, on petition, a Bill designating a portion of the Lowell Heritage State Park as the Mary Bacigalupo Victorian Garden (Senate, No. 2318);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.

Committees Discharged.

Mr. Brewer, 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 Local Affairs and Regional Government to make an investigation and study of a certain Senate document relative to economic and community development (Senate, No. 2309),— and recommending that the same be referred to the Senate committee on Ethics and Rules.
Under Senate Rule 36, the report was considered forthwith and accepted.

 

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4650) of Daniel K. Webster (by vote of the town) relative to the appointment of a treasurer/collector in the town of Pembroke,— was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Local Affairs and Regional Government.

A Bill authorizing Martha’s Vineyard affordable housing covenants (House, No. 1510,— on petition),— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.

 

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Berry and Hart, Ms. Melconian, Messrs. Moore and Nuciforo, Ms. Tucker and Ms. Wilkerson) “on the Week of the Young Child”; and

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Creem) “honoring Matthew King.”

 

Matter Taken Out of the Orders of the Day.

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

The Senate Bill providing for the appointment of the development and industrial commission (Senate, No. 2188),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act relative to the Development and Industrial Commission of the town of Oxford”.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

 

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill relative to parking fines in the city of Haverhill (House, No. 4210,— on petition) [Local approval received],— was read.

There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Knapik, 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 Mr. Knapik,—

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