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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, June 7, 2004.

Met at one minute past eleven o’clock A.M.

The President, members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Distinguished Guests.

The President introduced, seated in the gallery, the fifth grade class from the South Memorial School in the city of Peabody. They are accompanied by their teachers, Terry Newburg, Janet Sakalakis and Marc Higgins. They were the guests of Senator Berry.

Petitions.

Petitions were presented and referred as follows:

By Ms. Resor, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2373) of Pamela P. Resor, Paul J.P. Loscocco, Karyn E. Polito and George N. Peterson, Jr. (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to the safe placement of newborns and infants in the town of Westborough [Local approval received]; and

By the same Senator, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2376) of Pamela P. Resor and Stephen P. LeDuc (with approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation relative to the safe placement of newborns and infants in the city of Marlborough [Local approval received];
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Human Services and Elderly Affairs.  

By Mr. Tisei, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No 2374) of Richard R. Tisei, Thomas M. McGee and Michael E. Festa (with approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation relative to amending the city charter of Melrose [Local approval received],— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Local Affairs and Regional Government.

By the same Senator, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2375) of Richard R. Tisei, Mark V. Falzone and Michael E. Festa (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to the appointment of retired police officers in the town of Wakefield [Local approval received],— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Public Service.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.  

Ms. Melconian presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Linda J. Melconian, Harriette L. Chandler and Cynthia S. Creem for legislation relative to insurance and prohibiting discrimination because of past lawful travel,— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.  

Reports of a Committee.

Mr. Magnani, for the committee on Steering and Policy, reported that the following matters be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session:

The Senate Bill clarifying the eligibility of the employees of the Montachusett Regional Planning Commission to participate in the Commonwealth’s group insurance plan (Senate, No. 1399); and

The House Bill validating the special town election held in the town of Goshen (printed in House, No. 4244).

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill authorizing the Commissioner of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to place a conservation restriction on and transfer a certain parcel of land to the Kuzeja Real Estate Trust (House, No. 3985,— on House, No. 3700),— was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.  

Bills

Relative to the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) (House, No. 1586,— on petition);

Relative to the use of certain funds by municipalities (House, No. 4184, changed and amended,— on petition); and

Designating a certain bridge along Route 3 in the town of Bedford (House, No. 4394,— on petition);
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.  

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “on the retirement of Harland L. Cook.”

Matters Taken Out of the Orders of the Day.

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

The Senate Bill to protect charities and other organizations from identity theft (Senate, No. 159),— was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.  

The Senate Bill authorizing the town of Rockland to grant additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (Senate, No. 2072) (its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading),— was read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Reports of a Committee.

By Ms. Murray, for the committee on Ways and Means, on Senate, No. 1679, in part, a “Bill authorizing the acquisition and conveyance of certain parcels of land in Bourne” (Senate, No. 2377).
The bill was read. There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Fargo, and the bill was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.  

By Ms. Murray, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill authorizing the towns of Dennis and Brewster to grant conservation restrictions to certain land in said towns to the department of conservation and recreation (Senate, No. 2196),— ought to pass.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended on motion of Ms. Chandler, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and was passed to be engrossed, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act authorizing the towns of Dennis and Brewster to grant conservation restrictions to the Department of Conservation and Recreation.”
Sent to the House for concurrence.  

By Ms. Murray, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill authorizing the town of Sandwich to grant conservation restrictions on certain parcels of land in the town of Sandwich (House, No. 4597),— ought to pass.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Moore, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and was passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act authorizing the town of Sandwich to grant a conservation restriction on certain parcels of land in the town of Sandwich.”.  

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill providing that Emil DeFusco may continue employment with the police department of the city of Lawrence (House, No. 4682,— on petition) [Local approval received],— was read.
There being no objection, the, rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Fargo, and the bill 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 Mr. Moore,—

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Wednesday next at a half past one o’clock P. M., in a full formal session.

On motion of the same Senator, at eight minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Wednesday at a half past one o’clock P.M.