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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Monday, June 4, 2001.

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

 

Distinguished Guests.

There being no objection, the President introduced, seated in the rear of the Chamber, members of the Agawam High School Model Congress and Advanced Placement studies group. The group was accompanied by members of the Agawam Democratic Town Committee and they were the guests of Senator Melconian.

 

Petitions.

Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:

By Ms. Menard, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Joan M. Menard and Patricia A. Haddad for legislation relative to the retirement benefits of Steven Moniz; and

By Mr. Tolman, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Steven A. Tolman and Rachel Kaprielian (with the approval of the town council) for legislation to provide for the continued taxability of certain real and personal property located in the town of Watertown [Local approval received];
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

 

Reports of a Committee.

By Mr. Panagiotakos, for the committee on Housing and Urban Development, on petition, a Bill authorizing the Metropolitan District Commission to construct certain flood control facilities in the Beaver Brook section of Lexington, Arlington, Belmont and Waltham (printed as House, No. 823);
Read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. Panagiotakos, for the committee on Housing and Urban Development, on petition, a Bill designating a walking path at Squantum Point Park as the Janet Niles Murphy Walkway (Senate, No. 627); and

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3107), a Bill relative to condominium by-laws (Senate, No. 1877);
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. 4181) of Patricia A. Walrath and Robert A. Antonioni (by vote of the town) that the town of Lancaster be authorized to place certain questions regarding the sale of alcoholic beverages on the town’s election ballot;
To the committee on Election Laws.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4182) of Patricia A. Walrath and Robert A. Antonioni (by vote of the town) that the town of Lancaster be authorized to lease certain lands;
To the committee on Local Affairs.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4183) of Garrett J. Bradley, Robert L. Hedlund and others (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the town of Hingham to establish a retiree health care liability trust fund;
To the committee on Public Service.

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Moore) “congratulating Alphonse Esposito on the occasion of his retirement”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Morrissey) “in honor of Dr. Diane Willard on the occasion of her retirement from the City of Quincy Public School System.”

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 Senate Bill validating all actions taken at the annual town meeting election of the town of Longmeadow on May 23, 2000 (Senate, No. 1817),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act validating actions taken at the annual town election of the town of Longmeadow on May 23, 2000”.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

Report 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 Marc R. Pacheco for legislation to authorize distinctive registration plates bearing the Blue Knights law enforcement club designation.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Ms. Murray, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Public Safety.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

 

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4192) of Thomas N. George, Demetrius J. Atsalis and Robert A. O’Leary for legislation to provide for two additional assistant clerks for the First District Court of Barnstable;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on the Judiciary.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4193) of Marie J. Parente for legislation to include trusts established for disabled persons in the definition of beneficiary under the public employee retirement law;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Service.

 

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Melconian,—

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.

On motion of Mrs. Sprague, at eleven minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o’clock A.M.