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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

Monday, May 21, 2001.

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

Petition.

Mr. Nuciforo presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Andrea F. Nuciforo, Jr. for legislation relative to the abatement of personal property taxes for certain business owners,— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

 Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Jajuga, for the committee on Public Safety, on petition, a Bill creating a municipal police training committee (Senate, No. 1274, changed by striking out section 11); and

By Ms. Wilkerson, for the committee on State Administration, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1553), a Bill authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey permanent easements on state property in the town of North Andover to Lucent Technologies, Inc. for the purpose of water and sewer force mains (Senate, No. 1868);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Steering and Policy, reported that the following matters be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session:

The Senate bills

Relative to designating April 7th of every year as the Civilian Conservation Corps Day (Senate, No. 409);

Relative to the safety of operators of Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority transit vehicles (Senate, No. 1215);

Relative to bullet-resistant vests (Senate, No. 1233, changed); and

Declaring the month of May as motorcycle safety month (Senate, No. 1547); and

The Senate reports

Of the committee on Election Laws, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 354) of Michael W. Morrissey, Ronald Mariano, Anthony J. Verga, other members of the General Court and others for legislation relative to the compilation and distribution of street lists;

Of the committee on Federal Financial Assistance, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 364) of Robert S. Creedon, Jr. for legislation to exempt law enforcement agencies from indirect costs charged in federal grant monies;

Of the committee on Public Safety, ought NOT to pass:

On the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1168) of Chris Williams for legislation to authorize and direct the Department of Public Safety to conduct a study relative to the safety of youth and school athletic programs;

On the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1177) of Guy W. Glodis, John P. Fresolo, Stephen M. Brewer and other members of the General Court for legislation to authorize the State Police to use a certain percentage of the proceeds from civil motor vehicle citations for annual replacement of State Police cruisers;

On the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1228) of Brian P. Lees and Jo Ann Sprague for legislation to prohibit the use of tobacco by inmates of correctional facilities;

On the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1234) of David P. Magnani, Mary Jane Simmons and Edward G. Connolly for legislation relative to the supervision of individuals on parole from a correctional facility; and

On the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1289) of Bruce E. Tarr, Scott P. Brown, Susan W. Pope and Brian M. Cresta for legislation to allow for contracting with private entities for the labor of prisoners.

 

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

The following communication from Her Honor the Lieutenant-Governor, Acting Governor relative to terms of certain loans authorized by the Commonwealth (having been sent by the House to the Senate for its information),— was returned to the House to be placed on file:

May 17, 2001.

To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives:

Pursuant to Section 3 of Article LXII of the Amendments to the Constitution, I recommend that the terms of the loans authorized in section 29 of chapter 267 of the acts of 1995 for the purposes of item 7220-0961 of section 2 of said chapter 267, as most recently amended by section 26 of chapter 236 of the acts of 2000, and item 7462-7965 of section 2 of said chapter 267, as amended by section 27 of chapter 235 of the acts of 2000, not exceed forty years.

Respectfully submitted,

JANE SWIFT,
Acting Governor.

 

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4161) of Geraldine Creedon, Robert S. Creedon, Jr., Thomas P. Kennedy and Christine E. Canavan relative to designating Brockton as the city of champions; and

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4162) of Eric Turkington and Robert A. O’Leary (by vote of the town) relative to the terms of leases issued by the town of Oak Bluffs for the leasing of the timber bulkhead in Oak Bluffs Harbor;
Severally to the committee on State Administration.


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 death of Vincent Francis Sullivan of Chelsea”;

Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Brewer, Nuciforo and Rosenberg) “commending Marilyn Lee for her 28 years of dedicated service to the Franklin Law Library”;

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Creedon) “honoring Enid A. Shapiro on being named Volunteer of the Year by the Boston Chapter of Hadassah”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Lynch) “honoring the city of Boston’s emergency medical services”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Magnani) “honoring Peter Dittami on his retirement as principal of Barbieri Elementary School”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Shannon) “on the sixtieth wedding anniversary of Ray and Eunice Chase”;

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating Virginia L. Coghlan on the occasion of her retirement”;

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating Sandra Ruth Jardin on the occasion of her retirement”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “on the occasion of the retirement of Barbara L. Tardanico.”

 

Reports of Committees.

Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Steering and Policy, reported that the following matter be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session:

The Senate report of the committee on Public Safety, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1204) of James P. Jajuga, Therese Murray, Kathi-Anne Reinstein, Bruce E. Tarr and other members of the General Court for legislation to create the Massachusetts prison industries enhancement program.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Hedlund and the report was considered forthwith. Pending the question on accepting the adverse report, on further motion of the same Senator, the petition was recommitted to the committee on Public Safety.

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 James P. Jajuga and Paul E. Tirone (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to authorize the city of Newburyport to establish certain maintenance and capital investment funds [Local approval received].
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Tolman, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Local Affairs.

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 James Thivierge for legislation relative to an ombudsman board for state managers.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Tolman, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Public Service.

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 James Thivierge for legislation relative to property tax abatements for those property owners whose real estate abuts a toxic waste site.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Tolman, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Taxation.

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 Marc R. Pacheco, Stephen Kulik, Michael J. Rodrigues, John F. Quinn and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect local food supplies, farmland and farm viability.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Tolman, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Taxation.

Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

 

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4160) of Arthur J. Broadhurst and James P. Jajuga that the Department of Public Health be authorized to enforce the immunization of public school students;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Education, Arts and Humanities.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4163) of Mary S. Rogeness and other members of the House relative to the administration of drugs or vaccines to members of the militia;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Safety.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4164) of Arthur J. Broadhurst that the Teachers’ Retirement Board be directed to grant certain creditable service to Suzanne Burgess; and

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4165) of Arthur J. Broadhurst that municipal retirement boards be authorized to establish a health insurance trust fund;
Severally, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Service.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tolman,—

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.

 

Adjournment in Memory of Max B. Kolb.

      The Senator from Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex, Ms. Jacques, and the Senator from Middlesex and Norfolk, Ms. Creem, presented a request that when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn in memory of Max B. Kolb of Kingston and Wellesley. Max, the cherished son of Lisa Kolb and her partner Emma Jean Freeman of Kingston and Thomas Kolb and his wife Diane of Wellesley, was taken from us at far too young an age, but in his years among us, he was an inspiration to all that knew him.
      Accordingly, as a mark of respect to the memory of Max B. Kolb, at seven minutes past eleven o'clock A.M, on motion of Mr. Hedlund, the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at eleven o'clock A.M.