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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Thursday, May 30, 2002.

Met at three 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).

Petitions.

Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:

By Mr. Glodis, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Guy W. Glodis and Harriette L. Chandler for legislation to authorize the Metropolitan District Commission and the city of Worcester to convey a certain parcel of land in the Nashua River Basin;

By Mr. Lees, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Brian P. Lees for legislation to authorize the Teachers Retirement System to grant certain creditable service for Mary Donna Nodurf;

By Mr. Morrissey, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael W. Morrissey for legislation to allow Donald White to serve as a police officer in Holbrook past the maximum retirement age;

By the same Senator, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael W. Morrissey for legislation to remove the maximum age of retirement for municipal police officers; and

By the same Senator, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael W. Morrissey, A. Stephen Tobin, Ronald Mariano and Bruce J. Ayers (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation relative to the issuance of bonds for Quincy Medical Center, Inc. [Local approval received];
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.  

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Birmingham) “congratulating Child Care Resource Center, Inc. on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of its founding”;

Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Moore and Brewer) “honoring the third grade teachers and students of the Heritage School in Charlton for their production ‘We Celebrate Massachusetts’”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Moore) “honoring Terry Lee on his appointment as seventh principal of Moreau Catholic High School”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Nuciforo) “congratulating Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival on the occasion of their seventieth anniversary season”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco and Ms. Menard) “on the occasion of the retirement of Mildred ‘Millie’ Gedrites”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “on the retirement of Thomas E. Cosato”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Tristan M. Ellis upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “on the occasion of the fiftieth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Machado”;

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “on the occasion of the retirement of Richard C. Morse”;

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “on the occasion of the retirement of Deanna Silvi”;

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “on the occasion of the retirement of Mary Maker”;

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Tucker) “recognizing Anthony Romano for 38 years of dedicated service to the students of Tewksbury Memorial High School”; and

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Walsh) “congratulating Daniel G. Hechavarria on the occasion of his Court of Honor.”

Petition.

On motion of Mr. Tarr, Senate Rule 20 and Joint Rule 12 were suspended on the petition, presented by Mr. Lees (accompanied by bill) of Brian P. Lees for legislation to authorize Robert Tardiff to be admitted into the State Police Academy notwithstanding the maximum age requirement,— and the same was referred to the committee on Public Service.

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 Pamela P. Resor and Geoffrey D. Hall (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Harvard to employ Peter E. Warren as fire chief for two years after his sixty-fifth birthday [Local approval received].
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Ms. Fargo, 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 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].
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Ms. Fargo, 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 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.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Ms. Fargo, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on State Administration.

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 Steven A. Tolman for legislation relative to Massachusetts Turnpike tolls.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Ms. Fargo, 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.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5108) of Paul E. Caron and other members of the House relative to the reporting of child abuse by certain medical personnel to local law enforcement officials;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Health Care.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5109) of Geoffrey D. Hall relative to cities and towns advertising for feasibility studies and design services as a single contract;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on State Administration.

Engrossed Bills.

The following engrossed bills (the first of which originated in the Senate), 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:

Providing for the annual observance of motorcycle safety and awareness time (see Senate, No. 2286);

Authorizing the town of Dedham to reduce sewer fee liability in exchange for volunteer services by persons over age 60 (see House, No. 4445, amended); and

Establishing an open space real property acquisition fund in the city known as the town of Franklin (see House, No. 4851).

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 providing for the merger of the Boylston and Morningdale water districts (House, No. 4815),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Chandler,—

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 Ms. Resor, at nine minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Monday at eleven o’clock A.M.