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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Thursday, May 16, 2002.

Met at one 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).

Reports.

A report of the Division of Employment and Training (under the provisions of Chapter 233 of the Acts of 1983) submitting its quarterly report on the Commonwealth’s unemployment insurance Trust Fund (received Monday, May 13, 2002),— was placed on file.

A report of the Department of Public Health (under the provisions of Section 5 and 20 of Chapter 111 of the General Laws) relative to inspection of the Essex County Correctional Facility (received Wednesday, May 8, 2002),— was read and sent to the House for its information.  

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Glodis, for the committee on Public Safety, on the recommitted petition, a Bill relative to muzzle loading rifles and shotguns (Senate, No. 2274);
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.  

Committee Discharged.

Mr. Tolman, for the committee on Local Affairs, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration

Of the Senate Bill authorizing the town of Lincoln to grant real estate tax rebates to certain property owners (Senate, No. 2324); and

Of the Senate Bill relative to property tax exemptions of rental properties in the town of Provincetown used as affordable housing (Senate, No. 2325);
And recommending that the same severally be referred to the committee on Taxation.
Under Senate Rule 36, the reports were severally considered forthwith and accepted.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence. 

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating the Foxborough High School Wrestling Team on winning the 2002 Division III State Wrestling Championship”;

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating the Walpole High School Girls Basketball Team on winning the 2002 Division II State Basketball Championship”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Travaglini) “congratulating Doctor Jose Figueiredo.”

 

The Clerk read the following communication:

 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
MASSACHUSETTS SENATE
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON 02133-1053

 

May 15, 2002.

Mr. Patrick F. Scanlan
Senate Clerk
State House, Room 335
Boston, Massachusetts 02133

Dear Mr. Clerk:

Due to a prior scheduling commitment, I was absent from the Senate Chamber for a portion of yesterday’s session and missed three roll call votes. Had I been present, I would have voted in the affirmative on the following matters:

House Bill 4749, An Act Designating a Certain Traffic Island in the Town of Dracut as the Captain John Ogonowski Memorial Island (question on ordering the bill to a third reading);

House Bill 4494, An Act Authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to Convey Certain Land in the Town of West Boylston (question on enactment); and

House Bill 4462, An Act Authorizing the Town of Amherst to Acquire Easements and to Construct Thereon Sewerage Pumping Stations and Related Facilities (question on enactment).

I would respectfully request that a copy of this letter be printed in the Senate Journal as part of the official record for Tuesday, May 14. Thank you in advance for your assistance in this matter.

Sincerely,
CHARLES E. SHANNON,
State Senator.

On motion of Mr. Tarr, the above communication was ordered printed in the Journal of the Senate.

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 authorizing the town of Arlington to use a certain parcel of park land for public way purposes (Senate, No. 2023) (its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading),— was read a third time and passed to be engrossed.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

 

The Senate Bill relative to the enhanced emergency telephone system in the town of Braintree (Senate, No. 2153) (its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading),— was read a third time.

Pending the question on passing the bill to be engrossed, Messrs. Morrissey and Hedlund presented an amendment in section 1, by adding the following 4 sentences: “The emergency 911 communications shall be monitored at a secure location within the fire department headquarters staffed at all times by fire department personnel fully trained in such monitoring. The emergency 911 communications shall be monitored in a manner that prevents any broadcast of them to the general public. The secure location used for monitoring emergency 911 communications shall be restricted to trained fire department personnel when such communications are being monitored. No such modification or change in the town’s telephone company equipment or enhanced 911 system shall cause any degradation of the state’s 911 system.”.
This amendment was adopted.
The bill (Senate, No. 2153, amended) was then passed to be engrossed.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

 The House Bill relative to the enhanced emergency telephone system in the city known as the town of Weymouth (House, No. 4012) (its title having ben changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading),— was read a third time.

Pending the question on passing the bill to be engrossed, Mr. Hedlund presented an amendment in section 1, by adding the following 4 sentences:— “The emergency 911 communications shall be monitored at a secure location within the fire department headquarters staffed at all times by fire department personnel fully trained in such monitoring. The emergency 911 communications shall be monitored in a manner that prevents any broadcast of them to the general public. The secure location used for monitoring emergency 911 communications shall be restricted to trained fire department personnel when such communications are being monitored. No such modification or change in the city’s telephone company equipment or enhanced 911 system shall cause any degradation of the state’s 911 system.”.
This amendment was adopted.
The bill was then passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with the amendment.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.

 

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill making appropriations for the fiscal year 2002 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects (House, No. 5074,— on House, No. 5038, in part),— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Chandler, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.  

Recess.

There being no objection, at seven minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Chair (Mr. Rosenberg) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at fourteen minutes past one o’clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, Mr. Rosenberg in the Chair.

 

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.
Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill making appropriations for the fiscal year 2002 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects (see House, No. 5074) (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. 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 Mr. Tarr, at sixteen minutes past one o’clock P.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Monday at eleven o’clock A.M.