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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Wednesday, May 2, 2001.

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

 

Petition.

Mr. Pacheco presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Marc R. Pacheco and James H. Fagan for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Jeffrey Wood, an employee of the Department of Correction,— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

 

Reports of Committees.

By Ms. Tucker, for the committee on Human Services and Elderly Affairs, on petition, a Bill relative to a technical correction to the state’s assisted living laws (Senate, No. 665);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill requiring a determination of eligibility by the Division of Medical Assistance for families denied cash assistance (Senate, No. 687);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to the adult foster care program (Senate, No. 698, changed in Section 1, in line 5 by adding the following sentence:— “The Division shall apply for any necessary waiver from the federal government to carry out the provisions of this act.”);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to funding for the adult foster care program (Senate, No. 699);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to the Medicare buy-in program (Senate, No. 711); and

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill establishing state assistance for senior center construction (Senate, No. 723);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. Jajuga, for the committee on Public Safety, ought NOT to pass:

On the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1161) of Stephen M. Brewer, Reed V. Hillman, Emile J. Goguen and Elizabeth A. Poirier for legislation to provide distinctive registration plates for certain veterans who participated in the testing of atomic weapons;

On the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1242) of Richard T. Moore, Bruce E. Tarr, David C. Bunker, Jr., other members of the General Court and others for legislation to authorize donations to prevent blindness when renewing a motor vehicle registration;

On the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1248) of Richard T. Moore, Carol A. Donovan, Bruce E. Tarr, other members of the General Court and others for legislation to further regulate the penalties for operating a motor vehicle under the influence;

On the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1249) of Richard T. Moore, Bruce E. Tarr, Susan W. Pope, other members of the General Court and another for legislation to further regulate the issuance of junior operators licenses;

On the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1269) of Andrea F. Nuciforo, Jr. for legislation to authorize the Registrar of Motor Vehicles to increase the numbers and letters on distinctive initial registration plates from six to eight; and

On the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1286) of Bruce E. Tarr for legislation to impose penalties involving the suspension of a motor vehicle operator’s license for inflicting serious bodily injury;
Severally referred, under Senate Rule 36, to the committee on Steering and Policy.

 

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 report of the committee on Public Safety, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1237) of Richard T. Moore, Bruce E. Tarr, David C. Bunker, Jr., Mary Jane Simmons, other members of the General Court and another for legislation to provide for the issuance of temporary handicapped plates by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles.

By Mr. Montigny, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill relative to expiring use properties (Senate, No. 1832),— ought to pass, with an amendment, striking out, in lines 70, 71 and 90, the figure “1994” and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following figure:— 2000; and by inserting after the word “preemption”, in line 94, the following words:— and at all times after that date.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Creem, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means.
The bill (Senate, No. 1832, amended) was then ordered to a third reading.

 

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 correcting the incest statute (Senate, No. 175).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Chandler, and the bill was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.

 

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 relative to the crimes of assault and battery and assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon (Senate, No. 167),— was read a second time and was amended, on motion of Ms. Creem, in section 1, by striking out, in line 27, the following word:— “protracted”; and in section 2, by striking out, in line 29, the following word:— “protracted”.
The bill (Senate, No. 167, amended) was then ordered to a third reading.

The Senate Bill relative to the practice of public accountancy (Senate, No. 369),— was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.

 

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 Richard T. Moore, Paul Kujawski, Stephen M. Brewer, Guy W. Glodis and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the net spending of the Southern Worcester County Regional Vocational School District.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Brewer, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was sus- pended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Education, Arts and Humanities.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

 

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.
Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill establishing a capital investment fund in the town of Blackstone (see Senate, No. 1026) (which originated in the Senate), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, was passed to be enacted and was signed by the President and laid before the Acting Governor for her approbation.

 

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Melconian,—

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again tomorrow at one o’clock P.M.

On motion of Mr. Hedlund, at six minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following day at one o’clock P.M.