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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Monday, June 11, 2001.

Met at four minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Ms. Melconian in the Chair).

 

Committees Discharged.

Ms. Menard, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration

Of the Senate Bill providing for an investigation and study of services for adults with certain developmental disabilities (Senate, No. 719); and

Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Election Laws to sit during the recess of the General Court for the purpose of making an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents numbered 345, 356 and 422 (Senate, No. 1882);

And recommending that the same severally be referred to the Senate committee on Rules.
Under Senate Rule 36, the reports were severally considered forthwith and accepted.

 

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4200) of Susan W. Pope and Pamela P. Resor (by vote of the town) that the licensing authority of the town of Maynard be authorized to issue an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises;
To the committee on Government Regulations.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4201) of Katharine W. Reardon, Garrett J. Bradley, Robert L. Hedlund and others (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the town of Hingham to convey a certain parcel of conservation land located in said town for housing, recreational and open space purposes;

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4202) of Barry R. Finegold, Susan C. Tucker, David M. Torrisi, Jose L. Santiago and others (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to authorize the city of Lawrence to borrow money outside of its debt limit for certain approved school projects;

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4203) of Robert S. Hargraves (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the conservation commission of the town of Lunenburg to impose fees for the employment of outside consultants; and

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4204) of Robert Spellane (by vote of the town) for legislation to provide for the appointment of a treasurer-collector in the town of Paxton;
Severally to the committee on Local Affairs.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4205) of Rachel Kaprielian (by vote of the town) relative to the continued taxability of certain real and personal property located in the city known as the town of Watertown; and

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4206) of Anne M. Paulsen, Thomas M. Stanley and Steven A. Tolman (by vote of the town) to authorize a tax check-off in the town of Belmont for the creation of a senior center furnishings and accessories fund;
Severally to the committee on Taxation.

Reports

Of the committee on Health Care, asking to be discharged from further consideration

Of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 492) of Cynthia S. Creem, J. James Marzilli, Jr., Ruth B. Balser and Patricia D. Jehlen for legislation relative to health care for disabled youth;

Of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 448) of Philip Travis and Patricia A. Haddad for legislation to increase the personal needs allowance contributions of Medicaid recipients;

Of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1185) of Christine E. Canavan, Steven A. Tolman, Ruth W. Provost, Mary Jane Simmons and Cory Atkins relative to private duty nursing care for developmentally disabled children;

Of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3102) of William M. Straus, Thomas M. McGee, Steven A. Tolman, Edward J. Clancy, Jr., David Paul Linsky and Douglas W. Petersen that the Department of Public Health be directed to make an investigation and study of the incidence of autism in children up to the age of five years;

Of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3868) of Shirley Gomes and other members of the House relative to the funding of certain adult foster care programs through the Division of Medical Assistance; and

Of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3869) of Shirley Gomes and other members of the House relative to the funding of certain adult foster care programs through the Division of Medical Assistance;

And recommending that the same severally be referred to the committee on Human Services and Elderly Affairs.

Of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1588) of Carol A. Donovan and other members of the General Court for legislation to regulate prescription drug coverage for certain children under the age of three,— and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Insurance.

Of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 501) of James P. Jajuga, David T. Donnelly and Arthur J. Broadhurst for legislation to require health care employers to develop and implement programs to prevent workplace violence,— and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Public Safety.
Were severally considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence.

Reports

Of the committee on Health Care, asking to be discharged from further consideration

Of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3096) of Christopher G. Fallon and other members of the House for legislation to prohibit the science of cloning; and

Of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3719) of Christopher G. Fallon and Philip Travis for legislation to prohibit the science of cloning;

And recommending that the same severally be referred to the House committee on Science and Technology.
Were severally considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence, insomuch as relates to the discharge of the joint committee.

 

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4218) of Marc R. Pacheco, Steven Kulik and other members of the General Court relative to promoting the sale of local farm products through tax incentives and other methods,— was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Taxation.

 

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Magnani) “honoring Diane Vigue Scheinman for her 14 years of dedication to the United Chamber of Commerce”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating Scott Richard Acito of Norton upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout.”

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill validating the acts and proceedings of the 2001 annual spring town meeting held in the town of Walpole (printed in House, No. 4210,— being a message from Her Honor the Lieutenant-Governor, Acting Governor),— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tolman, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Senate Order — Amended.

The Senate Order allowing the Joint Rules of the previous General Court to remain in effect until Tuesday, July 31, 2001, as the temporary Joint Rules for the present General Court, came from the House, adopted, in concurrence, with an amendment, striking out the date “Tuesday, July 31” and inserting in place thereof the date “Friday, June 29”.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Brewer, and the amendment was considered forthwith and adopted, in concurrence.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Brewer,—

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again tomorrow at ten o’clock A.M., and that, under the provisions of Senate Rule 38B, the only matter to be placed on the Calendar shall be the General Appropriations Bill (House, No. 4101); and, that according to the provisions of Senate Rule 27A, all amendments, offered by members, will be considered third reading amendments.

On motion of Mr. Tarr, at eight minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following day at ten o’clock A.M.