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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Monday, May 14, 2001.

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

 

Communication.

A communication was received from Senator Stephen F. Lynch in compliance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 268A (received May 11, 2001).
The communication was placed on file.

 

Petition.

Mr. Nuciforo presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Andrea F. Nuciforo, Jr., and Shaun P. Kelly for legislation to authorize the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife to take or acquire conservation restrictions in and to lands of the Dalton Fire District,— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

 

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Bills

Relative to a water supply easement held by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority in the town of Southborough (House, No. 1503,— on petition); and

Making appropriations for the fiscal year 2002 for the maintenance of the departments, boards, commissions, institutions and certain activities of the Commonwealth, for interest, sinking fund and serial bond requirements and for certain permanent improvements (House, No. 4101, printed as amended, on House, No. 1, in part);
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

 

A Bill designating the Paine Building at Westborough State Hospital as the Joseph Allen Hall (House, No. 4120,— on petition),— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.

 

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4143) of Kayrn E. Polito and Pamela P. Resor (by vote of the town) relative to the alcoholic beverage license held by Mandarin Westborough, Inc., in the town of Westborough;
To the committee on Government Regulations.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4144) of Shirley Gomes and Robert A. O’Leary (by vote of the town) relative to the use of certain funds in the town of Provincetown for affordable housing purposes;
To the committee on Housing and Urban Development.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4145) of Shirley Gomes and Robert A. O’Leary (by vote of the town) relative to establishing an affordable housing trust fund in the town of Provincetown; and

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4146) of Karyn E. Polito and Pamela P. Resor (by vote of the town) relative to the eligibility to hold the office of selectman in the town of Westborough;
Severally to the committee on Local Affairs.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4137) of John A. Hart, Jr., Eugene L. O’Flaherty, Kevin G. Honan, Brian Paul Golden and Martin J. Walsh (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to the eligibility list for the position of fire fighter in the city of Boston;
To the committee on Public Service.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4147) of Shirley Gomes and Robert A. O’Leary (by vote of the town) relative to betterment assessments in the town of Provincetown;
To the committee on Taxation.  

A report of the committee on Public Service, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4131) of Paul Kujawski, David L. Flynn and Guy W. Glodis relative to public employees campaigning for part-time municipal offices, and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Election Laws,— was considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence.

 

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Knapik) “honoring Martha Fifield as the 2001 Louis Olershaw Community Award Winner”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Montigny) “in remembrance of the late John A. Daley”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Moore, Ms. Melconian, Ms. Creem, Ms. Chandler, Ms. Fargo, Ms. Jacques, Ms. Menard, Ms. Resor, Mrs. Sprague, Ms. Tucker, Ms. Walsh and Ms. Wilkerson) “on the National Women’s Health Week”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Nuciforo) “commending the Massachusetts Credit Union Share Insurance Corporation”; and

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Walsh) “honoring Mary K. Hickey.”

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 Jeffrey Mankiewicz for legislation to regulate the medical treatment of chronic intractable pain.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Ms. Fargo, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Health Care.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

 

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 report of the committee on Public Safety, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1167) of Cynthia S. Creem, Cheryl A. Jacques, Bruce E. Tarr, Carol A. Donovan and Mary Jane Simmons for legislation to require the tagging of explosive materials,— was considered, the question being on accepting the adverse report.
There being no objection, on motion of Ms. Fargo, the petition was recommitted to the committee on Public Safety. 

The Senate report of the committee on Public Safety, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1175) of Nico Lang for legislation to authorize and direct the Registry of Motor Vehicles to grant handicap license plates and place cards to persons diagnosed with Acromesamilik Skeletal Dysplasia,— was considered, the question being on accepting the adverse report.
There being no objection, on motion of Mr. Brewer, the petition was recommitted to the committee on Public Safety.

 

The Senate Bill relative to residency requirements for fortune teller’s license (Senate, No. 443),— 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 removing residency requirements for a fortune teller’s license”.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

 

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Rosenberg,—

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. Knapik, at eight minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o’clock A.M.