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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Monday, May 13, 2002.

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

Petitions.

Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:—

By Mr. O’Leary, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Robert A. O’Leary, Susan C. Fargo, Cheryl A. Jacques, Richard T. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to convene a task force to study toxic mold and public health concerns; and

By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Marc R. Pacheco for legislation relative to workers’ compensation, physician payment rates and permanent injuries;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.  

Resolutions.

Mr. Panagiotakos filed Resolutions “memorializing the Congress of the United States to enact legislation eliminating inequities created by the so-called Superfund Law, which pertains to the clean up of sites contaminated by hazardous waste”,— and the same was referred, under the rules, to the Senate Committee on Bills in the Third Reading.

 

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A communication from the Commissioner of Banks (under Section 6A of Chapter 171 of the General Laws) submitting a summary of proposed regulations for the implementation of federal credit union parity (House, No. 5052),— was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Banks and Banking.

 

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Birmingham) “on the occasion of the retirement of Bonnie DiMarino”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Creedon) “congratulating Richard A. Capone on the occasion of his retirement after 40 years of distinguished service in education”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Hart) “on the occasion of the Boston Chapter of the Knights of Columbus centennial anniversary”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Havern) “commending Ted Dever, Janet Maguire, Peggy Regan and Brian Walsh, the 2002 recipients of the George P. Faulkner Annual Citizen’s Award”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Knapik) “commending Clarke S. Lyon on being named the recipient of the Elvira Whiting Ball Award”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Morrissey) “recognizing Doctor Henry F. Paterson, Jr. on his retirement as the president of the Quincy Retired Teachers Association”;

Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Morrissey, Hedlund, Joyce and Ms. Murray “celebrating the one hundredth anniversary of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Kevin P. Partridge”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “on the occasion of the retirement of Adrian Tinsley as president of Bridgewater State College”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “on the occasion of the town of Marion’s sesquicentennial”;

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “on the occasion of the retirement of Timothy F. Collins”;

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “on the occasion of the retirement of Patricia C. Foley”;

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “on the occasion of the retirement of Suzanne H. Gillam”;

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “on the occasion of the retirement of Jane G. Hawes”;

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “on the occasion of the retirement of William H. Innocent”;

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “on the occasion of the retirement of Thomas P. Loftus”;

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Tucker) “recognizing Smith & Nephew as a leader in endoscopic techniques and its continued commitment to the Commonwealth”; and

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Walsh) “congratulating Adam Sullivan-Trainor on the occasion of his Court of Honor.”

 

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:—

Bills

Regarding the penalties for crimes against the elderly and disabled persons (Senate, No. 201); and

Relative to recreational facilities (House, No. 313, changed);
Were severally read a second time and ordered to a third reading.  

The House Bill authorizing the town of Hingham to establish a retiree healthcare liability trust fund (House, No. 4183),— was read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

 

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.
Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill providing for an early retirement incentive program for certain employees of the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission (see House, No. 4685, amended) (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; and was signed by the Acting President and laid before the Acting Governor for her approbation.  

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Hedlund,—

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

Recess.

There being no objection, at thirteen minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Chair (Ms. Melconian) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and at a quarter before twelve o’clock noon, the Senate reassembled, Ms. Melconian in the Chair.

Reports of a Committee.

By Mr. Montigny, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill creating a municipal police training committee (Senate, No. 1274, changed),— ought to pass, with an amendment, inserting after section 10 the following section:—

“SECTION 10A. Said chapter 6 is hereby further amended by striking out section 119.”.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Hedlund, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways Means.
The bill (Senate, No. 1274, changed and amended) was then ordered to a third reading.  

By Mr. Montigny, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill to clarify school nurses’ retirement options (Senate, No. 1361),— ought to pass, with an amendment, substituting a new draft entitled “An Act relative to the retirement options of certain educational support personnel” (Senate, No. 2344).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Hedlund, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means.
The bill (Senate, No. 2344) was then ordered to a third reading.
 

By Mr. Montigny, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill relative to the retirement benefits of emergency medical technicians (Senate, No. 1391),— ought to pass, with an amendment, substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2348).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Hedlund, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means.
The bill (Senate, No. 2348) was then ordered to a third reading.
 

By Mr. Montigny, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill relative to limited liability companies (Senate, No. 1690, changed),— ought to pass, with an amendment, substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2345).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Hedlund, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means.
The bill (Senate, No. 2345) was then ordered to a third reading.
 

By Mr. Montigny, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill relative to liquor liability insurance (House, No. 1787, 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 2346.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Hedlund, 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.

By Mr. Montigny, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill relative to the curriculum in public schools (House, No. 4409, amended),— ought to pass, with an amendment, in section 1, by inserting at the end thereof the following sentence:— “However, if such an examination required a student to perform, or watch another person perform, dissection, the student may require an alternative test.”
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Hedlund, 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.

 

By Mr. Montigny, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill relative to a certain employee of the Division of Industrial Accidents (House, No. 4418),— ought to pass, with an amendment, striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 2347.

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

On motion of Mr. Hedlund, at eight minutes before twelve o’clock noon, the Senate adjourned to meet on the following day at one o’clock P.M. in full formal session.