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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Monday, April 23, 2001.

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

 

Petitions.

Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:

By Mr. Glodis, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Guy W. Glodis and Karyn E. Polito for legislation relative to real property tax exemptions for certain persons aged seventy years or more; and

By Mr. Lynch, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen F. Lynch for legislation to classify court officers employed by the Trial Court in Group 4 of the contributory retirement system;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

 

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A report of the committee on Housing and Urban Development, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2330) of J. Michael Ruane relative to the issuance of certain rental certificates by the housing authority in the city of Salem, and recommending that the same be referred to the House committee on Ways and Means,— was considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence, insomuch as relates to the discharge of the joint committee.

 

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Creem) “in recognition of Massachusetts Mediation Week”;

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Jacques) “congratulating Ruth C. Johnson on the occasion of her retirement”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Knapik) “honoring Reverend Frank and Mary Ann Danforth.”

 

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Montigny, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill making appropriations for the fiscal year 2001 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects (House, No. 4070, printed as amended, amended),— ought to pass, with an amendment, striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 1852.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Montigny, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means.
The bill, as amended, was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with the amendment.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.

By Mr. Montigny, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey a certain parcel of land in the city of Boston (Senate, No. 1615),— ought to pass, with amendments, in section 1, in line 8, by inserting after the word “residential”, the following words:— or recreational; in section 2, in line 1, by striking out the word “successful” and inserting in place thereof the following word:— highest; and in section 4, in line 2, by inserting after the word “residential”, the following words:— or recreational.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Chandler, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means.
The bill (Senate, No. 1615, amended) was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

 

Mr. Montigny, for the committee on Ways and Means, reported, pursuant to the provisions of Senate Rule 19, a Bill relative to the school building assistance program (Senate, No. 1851).
The bill was read. There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tolman, and the bill was read a second time.
Mr. Montigny moved that the bill be amended 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 forthwith to make certain changes in the school building assistance program in order to apply them to pending projects, therefore, it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.”
The amendment was adopted.
The bill (Senate, No. 1851, amended) was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

 

By Mr. Montigny, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Michael Sylvia, an employee of the Juvenile Court Department (House, No. 4049),— ought to pass.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Melconian, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Steering and Policy, reported that the following matter be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session:

The Senate Bill relative to the annual observance of Jack Kerouac Day (Senate, No. 1571).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the bill 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 providing for the annual observance of Jack Kerouac Day.”

Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.
Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill relative to an election to fill a vacancy in the board of selectmen of the town of Walpole (see House Bill, printed in House, No. 4110) (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 President and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

 

Recess.

There being no objection, at thirteen minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the President declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at seventeen minutes past three o’clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, the President in the Chair.

 

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 Guy W. Glodis, Harriette L. Chandler, Vincent A. Pedone, John J. Binienda and James B. Leary for legislation relative to the Massachusetts veterans shelter in the city of Worcester.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Ms. Melconian, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on State Administration.

Sent to the House for 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. Tarr, at eighteen minutes past three o’clock P.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o’clock A.M.