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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Thursday, May 23, 2002.

Met at five 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).

Reports.

A report of the Division of Human Resources, Executive Office for Administration and Finance (under the provisions of Section 25 of Chapter 31 of the General Laws) submitting a list of the Deputy Police Chief and Police Chief eligible lists which were revoked May 1, 2002 (received Friday, May 17, 2002),— was placed on file.  

The following reports were severally read and sent to the House for its information:

A report of the Department of Public Health (under the provisions of Sections 5 and 20 of Chapter 111 of the General Laws) relative to inspection of the Bristol County Correctional Center (received Thursday, May 16, 2002); and

A report of the Department of Public Health (under the provisions of Sections 5 and 20 of Chapter 111 of the General Laws) relative to inspection of the David R. Nelson Correctional Addiction Center (received Tuesday, May 21, 2002).

 

Petitions.

Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:

By Mr. Antonioni, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Robert A. Antonioni and Mary Jane Simmons for legislation to authorize the Department of Environmental Management to take or acquire conservation restrictions in and to lands of the city of Leominster;

By Ms. Creem (by request), a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Howard Cutler for legislation relative to improving roadway access and visibility; and

By Ms. Resor, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Pamela P. Resor and Stephen P. LeDuc (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to authorize the city of Marlborough to employ Richard Oram as a special police officer for road construction details [Local approval received];
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.  

Committee Discharged.

Ms. Menard, for the committee on Rules, to whom was referred the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Public Service to sit during the recess of the General Court for the purpose of making an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to cost of living adjustments (Senate, No. 2034), reported, in part, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the Senate petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1336) of Guy W. Glodis, John J. Binienda, Harriette L. Chandler, Stephen F. Lynch, other members of the General Court and another for legislation to further regulate cost of living adjustments for retirees,— and recommending that the same be recommitted to the committee on Public Service.

 

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5075) of Robert J. Nyman and Michael W. Morrissey (by vote of the town) relative to validating the acts and proceedings at a special town meeting in the town of Rockland,— was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Local Affairs.

 

Bills

Authorizing the Fire District Number Two in the town of South Hadley to convey certain parcels of land to the Commonwealth for conservation purposes (House, No. 5029, amended,— on House, No. 4995); and

Making appropriations for the fiscal year 2003 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. 5101, printed as amended,— on House, No. 1A, in part);
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

 

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Creem) “congratulating Eugene Robert Eisenberg on his eightieth birthday”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Karl Edward Dickinson Duane upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “on the occasion of the retirement of Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Quinn”;

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating Christopher D. Doucette upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating Sarah Elizabeth Meaney upon her receiving the Gold Award”;

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating Adam K. Paicos of Easton upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating Alexander Richman of Easton upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating Kathleen Michelle Schwartz upon her receiving the Gold Award.”

Petition.

On motion of Ms. Chandler, Senate Rule 20 and Joint Rule 12 were suspended on the petition, presented by Ms. Tucker, (accompanied by bill) of Susan C. Tucker, David M. Torrisi, Jose L. Santiago and Barry R. Finegold for legislation to designate the Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority Transportation Center/Lawrence as the Senator Patricia McGovern Transportation Center,— and the same was referred to the committee on Transportation.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

 

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5080) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr., relative to the Board of Appeal on Motor Vehicle Liability Policies and Bonds;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Insurance.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5081) of Brian S. Dempsey (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to change a portion of the Merrimack River harbor line along the waterfront of the city of Haverhill;
Under suspension of Joint Rules 12 and 9, to the committee on Natural Resources and Agriculture.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5082) of Shaun P. Kelly and Stanley C. Rosenberg that the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance be directed to convey a certain parcel of land located in the town of Ashfield to Bruce and Marcia Willard for the construction of a septic system; and

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5083) of Shirley Owens-Hicks and Gloria L. Fox relative to authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey certain land in the city of Boston;
Severally, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on State Administration.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5084) of Paul J. P. Loscocco and other members of the General Court relative to the establishment of an advisory committee to make recommendations regarding the financial obligations of the Turnpike Authority and the Central Artery Project;

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5085) of Paul J. P. Loscocco and other members of the House relative to the financing of operating expenses of the Central Artery Project;

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5086) of Paul J. P. Loscocco and other members of the General Court relative to the tolls on the metropolitan highway system;

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5087) of Paul J. P. Loscocco and other members of the House relative to the financing of the surface artery;

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5088) of Paul J. P. Loscocco and other members of the House relative to the financing of the metropolitan highway system;

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5089) of Paul J. P. Loscocco and other members of the General Court relative to the transfer of a portion of the Massachusetts Turnpike and the financing of the Metropolitan Highway System;

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5090) of Paul J. P. Loscocco and other members of the House relative to the enabling act of the turnpike authority; and

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5091) of Paul J. P. Loscocco and other members of the House relative to the repeal of the local tourism grant program of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority;
Severally, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Transportation.

 

Matter Taken Out of the Orders of the Day.

There being no objection, the following matter was taken out of the Orders of the Day and considered as follows:

The House Bill establishing an open space real property acquisition fund in the city known as the town of Franklin (House, No. 4851),— was read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

 

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
Engrossed Bills.

The following engrossed bills (all of which originated in the House), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, were severally passed to be enacted and were signed by the Acting President and laid before the Acting Governor for her approbation, to wit:

Relative to the commitment of mentally ill persons (see House, No. 3359);

Authorizing the town of Hingham to establish a retiree healthcare liability trust fund (see House, No. 4183); and

Relative to veteran registration plates for motorcycles (see House, No. 4334, amended).

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Moore,—

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Tuesday 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. Tisei, at nine minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Tuesday at eleven o’clock A.M.