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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.
Monday, June 2, 2003.
Met at two minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Ms. Walsh in the Chair).
The Senator from Middlesex, Mr. Shannon, then led the Chair (Ms. Walsh), members, guests and employees in the recitation of the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:
Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating Kevin Patrick Cowell of Mansfield upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating Brian Scott Cripe of Medfield upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating Christopher Michael Defrain of Medfield upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating Brian Michael Dundon of Mansfield upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating Alexander Joseph Geden of North Attleborough upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Tisei) “commending Dr. Harry K. Harutunian for his dedicated service to Reading Public Schools.”
Papers from the House.
A Bill relative to the public schools of the city of Chelsea (House, No. 2019,—
on petition),— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Knapik, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.
A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No 3881) of Deborah D. Blumer that the Department of Personnel Administration be directed to develop rules and procedures for administering polygraph tests to applicants for the position of police officer,— was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Service.
At eight minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Chair (Ms. Walsh) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair, and at nineteen minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate reassembled, Ms. Walsh in Chair.
Paper from the House.
Committee of Conference.
The House Bill making appropriations for the fiscal year 2004 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. 4001, printed as amended),—
came from the House with the endorsement that the House had NON-concurred in
the Senate amendment (striking out all after the enacting clause and insetting
in place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 2005), and had asked for
a committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two branches; and
that Representatives Rogers of Norwood, Larkin of Pittsfield and DeMacedo of
Plymouth had been appointed the committee on the part of the House.
On motion of Mr. Knapik, the Senate insisted on its amendment and concurred in the appointment of a committee of conference; and that Senators Murray, Panagiotakos and Knapik were appointed on the part of the Senate.
The bill was returned to the House endorsed accordingly.
On motion of Mr. Hedlund,—
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Wednesday 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 twenty-one minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Wednesday at eleven o’clock A.M.