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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Tuesday, April 16, 2002.

Met at two minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Brewer in the Chair).

Communication.

A communication from the Secretary of the Executive Office for Administration and Finance (under the provisions of Section 3B of Chapter 7 of the General Laws) transmitting notice relative to establishing two new fees relating to licensing requirements for pharmacy technicians (received Monday, April 16, 2001),— was placed on file.

Petition.

Mr. Knapik presented a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2320) of Michael R. Knapik and Michael F. Kane (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to direct the Secretary of the Commonwealth to place a certain nonbinding question on the biennial state election ballot in the city of Holyoke in the current year [Local approval received],— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Election Laws.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Magnani, for the committee on Science and Technology, on Senate, Nos. 1049 and 1788, an Order relative to authorizing and directing the Senate committee on Science and Technology to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to telecommunications and Internet services (Senate, No. 2322);
Referred, under Joint Rule 29, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Committee Change.

The Chair (Mr. Brewer) announced the resignation of Senator Tarr of Essex and Middlesex as a member of the committee on Bills in the Third Reading and the appointment of Senator Hedlund of Plymouth and Norfolk to fill the vacancy.

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Glodis) “congratulating the Grafton Little League on its fiftieth anniversary”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating Alexander Logan Bowling of Medfield upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout.”

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 the official POW/MIA memorial of the Commonwealth (Senate, No. 1607) (its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading),— was read a third time and passed to be engrossed.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

The Senate Bill relative to a separate account for Milton community schools (Senate, No. 2295),— 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.

Committee Change.

The Chair (Mr. Brewer) announced the resignation of Senator Hedlund of Plymouth and Norfolk as a member of the committee on Bills in the Third Reading and the reappointment of Senator Tarr of Essex and Middlesex.

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.