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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.
Monday, June 9, 2003.
Met at seven minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Rosenberg in the Chair).
The Senator from Hampden and Hampshire, Mr. Knapik, then led the Chair (Mr. Rosenberg), members, guests and employees in the recitation of the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
Report of a Committee.
By Ms. Chandler, for the committee on Housing and Urban Development,
on the residue of Senate, No. 737, a “Bill authorizing the commissioner of the
Metropolitan District Commission to lease certain land in the city of Newton/Boston”
(Senate, No. 737);
Read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
A Bill providing relief and flexibility to municipal officials (House, No. 4003, printed as amended— on House, No. 2020, in part),— was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.
Authorizing the town of Topsfield to issue a license for the sale of wine and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 1482,— on petition) [Local approval received]; and
Relative to a certain license for the sale of wines and malt beverages in
the town of Milford (House, No. 3728,— on House, Nos. 135, 136 and 3728) [Local
approval received on House Nos. 135, 136 and 3728];
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Chandler) “congratulating James P. Lennon on the occasion of his retirement”;
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Jacques and Mrs. Sprague) “recognizing Lloyd G. Balfour Day in the city of Attleboro”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Joyce) “congratulating Robert R. Geary on the occasion of his retirement from the Avon Police Department”;
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Melconian) “honoring Springfield Neighborhood Housing Services on the occasion of its twenty-fifth anniversary”;
Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “in recognition of the dedication of the Mansfield Flagpole, June 14, 2003”; and
Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Travaglini and Shannon) “congratulating Patrick Joseph Daly on the occasion of his retirement from the Cambridge Public Schools.”
The Clerk read the following communication:
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON 02133-1053
June 5, 2003.
Mr. Patrick Scanlan
Massachusetts Senate Clerk
State House, Room 335
Boston, MA 02133
Dear Mr. Clerk:
On Thursday, May 29, 2003, I was unavoidably absent from the Senate Chamber for part of the session and was, therefore, unable to be present for two roll call votes on amendments to Senate Bill 2004. Had I been present I would have voted in the affirmative on the following amendments:
Amendment Number 43
Amendment Number 44
I respectfully request that this letter be printed in the Senate Journal as part of the official record for Thursday, May 29, 2003. Thank you for your assistance in this matter.
SUSAN C. FARGO,
3rd Middlesex District.
On motion of Ms. Walsh, the above communication was printed in the Journal of the Senate.
On motion of Ms. Chandler,—
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again tomorow at one o’clock P.M., and that the Clerk be directed to dispense with the printing of a calendar.
On motion of Mr. Knapik, at eighteen minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following day at one o’clock P.M.