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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Tuesday, May 29, 2001.

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

Petition.


Mr. Rosenberg presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stanley C. Rosenberg for legislation to authorize the Department of Environmental Management to convey certain land in the town of Hatfield,— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

 

Reports of Committees.

By Ms. Murray, for the committee on Insurance, on petition, a Bill to encourage the purchase of long-term care insurance (Senate, No. 762);

By Ms. Wilkerson, for the committee on State Administration, on petition, a Bill relative to the disposal of obsolete material and supplies (Senate, No. 1534);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to a certain surcharge imposed by charitable corporations (Senate, No. 1544);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate, No. 1557 and House, No. 2435, a Bill waiving construction permit fees to promote accessibility (Senate, No. 1557);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to furnishing a flag of the United States for certain deceased members of the National Guard (Senate, No. 1569);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to the transfer of a certain parcel of land by the Hampshire County Housing Authority (Senate, No. 1588);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill providing for a memorial and archive in the State House for the Massachusetts Legislators’ Association commemorating former members of the Great and General Court (Senate, No. 1601);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate, Nos. 1612 and 1620 and House, Nos. 3187 and 3188, a Bill reducing the surcharge on Boston vehicular rental contracts (Senate, No. 1612);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill exempting owners from providing an indemnity for replacement of a lost registered bond (Senate, No 1614);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to state funded activities (Senate, No. 1619); and

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate, No. 1621 and House, No. 928, a Bill to require disclosure of locations and conditions of manufacture of services and supplies furnished the Commonwealth (Senate, No. 1621);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.


By Ms. Wilkerson, for the committee on State Administration, on petition, a Bill designating a plaque for Edward Cohen (Senate, No. 1564);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill conforming the date for observance of public employee appreciation day in the Commonwealth with the national observance of public service recognition week (Senate, No. 1577);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill designating a plaque for Clara Barton (Senate, No. 1581); and

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill providing for the annual observance of Thomas Paine day (Senate, No. 1602);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.

 

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4166) of Paul C. Casey, Michael E. Festa and Richard R. Tisei (by vote of the town) that the licensing authority of the town of Stoneham be authorized to grant licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises to theaters;
To the committee on Government Regulations.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4167) of George Rogers (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to animal control vehicles in the city of New Bedford;
To the committee on Public Safety.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4168) of Paul C. Casey, Michael E. Festa and Richard R. Tisei (by vote of the town) relative to the appointment of retired police officers in the town of Stoneham; and

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4169) of Michael E. Festa, Paul C. Casey and Richard R. Tisei (by vote of the town) relative to the reinstatement of employees in the town of Stoneham;
Severally to the committee on Public Service.

 

A Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Michael McCorquodale, an employee of the Department of Correction (House, No. 4094,— on petition),— was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.
 

A Bill relative to a boundary change between the towns of Georgetown and Boxford (House, No. 2760,— on House, Nos. 1237 and 2760),— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.

 

Bills
Relative to town meetings in the town of Burlington (House, No. 1446,— on petition [Local approval received];

Relative to the department of municipal finance for the town of Georgetown (House, No. 2761,— on Senate, No. 1040 and House, Nos. 1238 and 2761) [Local approval received on Senate, No. 1040 and House, Nos. 1238 and 2761];

Establishing a police technology fund in the town of Hull (House, No. 3763,— on petition) [Local approval received];

Authorizing the town of Hanover to pay a certain bill (House, No. 3959,— on petition) [Local approval received];

Authorizing the town of Groveland to establish an administering authority (House, No. 3962,— on petition) [Local approval received];

Relative to certain borrowing by the town of Cohasset (House, No. 4013,— on petition) [Local approval received]; and

Relative to the appointment of firefighters in the city of Boston (House, No. 4137,— on petition) [Local approval received];
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

A report of the committee on Banks and Banking, recommending that the communication from the Commissioner of Banks (under the provisions of Section 2(31) of Chapter 167F of the General Laws) submitting proposed regulations permitting state-chartered banks to exercise certain powers granted to national banking institutions (House, No. 1143) be placed on file,— came from the House, accepted by the House.
Under Senate Rule 36, the report was considered forthwith and accepted, in concurrence.

A report of the committee on the Judiciary, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1060) of John F. Quinn relative to notification requirements to certain elderly persons in mortgage foreclosure proceedings, and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Banks and Banking,— was considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4180) of Paul J. Donato relative to certain roadways in the city of Melrose and the town of Stoneham under the jurisdiction of the Metropolitan District Commission,— was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Housing and Urban Development.

 

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Creem) “on the retirement of Janet M. Goldrick”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Joyce) “honoring Francis P. McDermott”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Morrissey) “on the retirement of Henry ‘Hank’ Logan”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “honoring Stephen Matthew Sesin of Bridgewater upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating Thomas J. Brown on the occasion of his retirement”;

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating Timothy Connelly of Foxborough upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating Michael Kelly on the occasion of his retirement”;

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating Christine Peters on the occasion of her retirement”;

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague “congratulating Michael Wall of Foxborough upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”; and

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Walsh) “congratulating Evan Robert King on the occasion of his Court of Honor.”

 

Petition.

On motion of Ms. Murray, Senate Rule 20 and Joint Rule 12 were suspended on the petition, presented by Mr. Travaglini (accompanied by bill) of Robert E. Travaglini and Anthony Petruccelli for legislation to authorize the Superintendent of State Office Buildings to install and maintain plaques commemorating the Commonwealth’s 236 Congressional Medal of Honor winners,— and the same was referred to the committee on State Administration.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

 

Reports 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 Andrea F. Nuciforo, Jr. and Arthur J. Broadhurst for legislation relative to establishing paternity.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Rosenberg, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on the Judiciary.

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 Andrea F. Nuciforo, Jr. for legislation relative to the abatement of personal property taxes for certain business owners.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Rosenberg, 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 Stephen F. Lynch for legislation relative to fair and responsible contracting practice at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Rosenberg, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Transportation.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

 

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Knapik,—

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 Congressman
John Joseph Moakley.

      The Senator from Suffolk, Mr. Lynch, presented a request that when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn in memory of Congressman John Joseph Moakley. Congressman Moakley served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1953-1960, the Massachusetts Senate from 1965-1970, in the Boston City Council from 1971-1972 and in the Congress of the United States from 1973-2001. He was the Dean of the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation and a veteran of World War II.
       Accordingly, as a mark of respect to the memory of Congressman John Joseph Moakley, at eight minutes past eleven o'clock A.M., on motion of Ms. Melconian, the Senate adjourned to meet again on Thursday next at eleven o'clock A.M.