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Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Thursday, May 2, 2002.

Met at four minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Rosenberg in the Chair) (having been appointed by the President, under authority conferred by Senate Rule 4, to perform the duties of the Chair).


Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5049) of William M. Straus (by vote of the town) that the town of Rochester be authorized to appropriate a certain sum of money for the payment of an unpaid bill to LaFleur Electrical Co., Inc.;
To the committee on Local Affairs.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5051) of Susan W. Pope, Susan C. Fargo and Pamela P. Resor (by vote of the town) relative to real estate tax exemptions for certain persons over the age of sixty in the town of Sudbury;
To the committee on Taxation.

A Bill relative to the licensing of sign installers (House, No. 4067, amended,— on House, No. 607),— was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

A Bill further regulating business practices between motor vehicle manufacturers, distributors and dealers (House, No. 4997, amended,— on Senate, No. 87),— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.

A Bill authorizing the certification and appointment of Kelly L. Reynolds as a police officer in the town of Wilmington (House, No. 4920,— on House, No. 4658) [Local approval received],— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.


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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Shannon) “congratulating the Honorable Paul J. Cavanaugh on the occasion of his retirement.”


Engrossed Bills.

The following engrossed bills (both of which originated in the Senate), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, were severally passed to be enacted and were signed by the Acting President and laid before the Acting Governor for her approbation, to wit:

Relative to the town of Holliston and the establishment of a cemetery care fund (see Senate, No. 2144, changed); and

Relative to a separate account for Milton community schools (see Senate, No. 2295).

A Bill designating the Old Suffolk County Courthouse as the John Adams Courthouse (printed in House, No. 4984,— being a message from Her Honor the Lieutenant-Governor, Acting Governor),— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Baddour, 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. Tarr,—

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M., and that the Clerk be directed to dispense with the printing of a calendar.

On motion of Mrs. Sprague, at seven minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Monday at eleven o’clock A.M.