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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, May 19, 2003.

Met at five minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Ms. Walsh in the Chair).

The Senator from Hampshire and Franklin, Mr. Rosenberg, then led the Chair (Ms. Walsh), members, employees and guests in the gallery in the recitation of the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Distinguished Guests.

Mr. McGee in the Chair, there being no objection, the Chair (Mr. McGee) introduced seated in the Senate gallery, the second grade class from the Johnson School of Nahant. The class was accompanied by their teachers and chaperones. They were the guests of Senator McGee.

Communication.

Ms. Walsh in the Chair, a communication from the Norfolk Register of Deeds submitting (pursuant to Section 4 of Chapter 4 of the Acts of 2003) an initial plan for expenditures from the county registers technological fund (a copy of said plan having been forwarded by the Senate Clerk to the Chairpersons of the Senate committee on Ways and Means and Post Audit and Oversight) (received Friday, May 16, 2003),— was placed on file.

Reports of a Committee.

By Ms. Wilkerson, for the committee on State Administration, on petition, a Bill relative to the disposal of obsolete material and supplies (Senate, No. 1629);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill further regulating applications for grants (Senate, No. 1637);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill to generate cost savings in agency leases (Senate, No. 1661);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to authority of Boards of Registration (Senate, No. 1672);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill to provide safe workplaces (Senate, No. 1688); and

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to state funded activities (Senate, No. 1710);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Committee Discharged.

Ms. Wilkerson, for the committee on State Administration, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration

Of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1626) of Frederick E. Berry for legislation to upgrade the Departments of Economic Development and Housing and Urban Development to cabinet level secretariats;

Of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1638) of Susan C. Fargo, Richard T. Moore, Robert L. Hedlund and Dianne Wilkerson for legislation relative to the retention of fees collected by the state board of building regulations and standards;

Of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1649) of Michael R. Knapik, Brian P. Lees, Richard T. Moore, Richard R. Tisei and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the purchase of motor vehicles by the Commonwealth; and

Of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1665) of Richard T. Moore and Elizabeth Poirier for legislation to require the Superintendent of Buildings to provide healthy alternatives in vending machines located in state-owned buildings

And recommending that the same severally be referred to the Senate committee on Ways and Means.
Under Senate Rule 36, the reports were severally considered forthwith and accepted.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence in the discharge of the joint committee.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by resolutions, House, No. 3850) of Patricia D. Jehlen for adoption of resolutions by the General Court relative to the indictment, trial and imprisonment of Louis M. Greco for first degree murder and conspiracy to murder in the year nineteen hundred and sixty-eight,— was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on the Judiciary.

A report of the committee on Housing and Urban Development, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3165) of Kathi-Anne Reinstein and Robert A. DeLeo relative to the maintenance of recreational facilities and to provide for additional patrols along Revere Beach in the city of Revere, and recommending that the same be referred to the House committee on Ways and Means,— was considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence, insomuch as relates to the discharge of the joint committee.

A report of the House committee on Science and Technology, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 124) of Steven A. Tolman, Bruce E. Tarr, Charles E. Shannon, Susan C. Fargo and Brian A. Joyce for legislation to prohibit the distribution of unsolicited electronic mail, and recommending that the same be referred to the Senate committee on Science and Technology,— was considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted.

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating William E. Hall, III, upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “on the centennial of the Middleborough Public Library”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Christopher C. Sullivan upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout.”

Recess.

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

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Messages were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Message from His Excellency the Governor submitting (under Article LXXXVII of the Amendments to the Constitution) Reorganization Plan Number 1 of 2003, relative to reforming, restructuring and revitalizing government (House, No. 3901); and

Message from His Excellency the Governor submitting (under Article LXXXVII of the Amendments to the Constitution) Reorganization Plan Number 2 of 2003, relative to reforming, restructuring and revitalizing higher education (House, No. 3902);
Severally to the committee on State Administration.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Hedlund,—

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. Hedlund, at sixteen minutes before twelve o’clock noon, the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o’clock A.M.