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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Thursday, June 14, 2001.

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

 

Distinguished Guests.

The President introduced fifth grade students from the John Winthrop Elementary School in Dorchester. The students were accompanied by their teacher, Ms. Ali, and by Luz Arevalo. They were the guests of Senator Wilkerson.

 

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill validating the acts and proceedings of the 2001 annual spring town meeting held in the town of Walpole (see House Bill, printed in House, No. 4210) (which originated in the House), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, was passed to be enacted, two-thirds of the members present having voted in the affirmative, and it was signed by the President and laid before the Acting Governor for her approbation.

 

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Creem) “congratulating Doctor James Walsh on the occasion of his retirement”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Knapik) “honoring Doctor James R. McDonnell upon his retirement as Superintendent of the Holyoke Public Schools”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Magnani) “congratulating Dawn E. McNair on being named the 2002 Massachusetts Teacher of the Year”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Morrissey) “congratulating James E. Lydon on the occasion of his retirement”;

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Resor) “congratulating Shirley Warren on receiving the Golden Fife Award”;

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Walsh) “congratulating Paul K. Barner on the occasion of his Court of Honor”;

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Walsh) “congratulating Dennis J. Campbell on the occasion of his Court of Honor”;

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Walsh) “congratulating Patrick A. Huether on the occasion of his Court of Honor”;

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Walsh) “congratulating Timothy J. McGee on the occasion of his Court of Honor”;

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Walsh) “congratulating Nicholas R. Pirelli on the occasion of his Court of Honor”;

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Walsh) “congratulating Joseph E. Privitera, Jr. on the occasion of his Court of Honor”;

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Walsh) “congratulating Thomas D. Samaras on the occasion of his Court of Honor”;

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Walsh) “congratulating Kevin J. Toomey on the occasion of his Court of Honor.”

 

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.
Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill relative to the practice of public accountancy (see Senate, No. 369) (which originated in the Senate), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, was passed to be enacted and was signed by the President and laid before the Acting Governor for her approbation.

 

Communications.

The Clerk read the following communication:

June 12, 2001.

Mr. Patrick F. Scanlan
Clerk of the Senate
State House, Room 335
Boston, MA 02133

Dear Mr. Scanlan:

Due to a scheduling conflict, I was not present in the Senate Chambers this morning when three roll call votes were taken relative to Senate Bill 1900, the proposed Fiscal Year 2002 Senate Ways and Means budget.

Had I been present, I would have voted in the affirmative on Roll Call A, a resolution offered by Senator Montigny relative to state revenue estimates, and in the affirmative on Roll Call C, an amendment offered by Senator Lees relative to advertising disclosures. However, I would have voted in the negative on Roll Call B, a further amendment to Senator Lees’ amendment relative to advertising disclosures.

I would respectfully request that a copy of this letter be reprinted in the Senate Journal as part of the official record for the June 12 budget session. Thank you in advance for your assistance in this matter.

 

Sincerely,
CHARLES E. SHANNON,
State Senator.

On motion of Mr. Moore, the above communication was ordered printed in the Journal of the Senate.

 

The Clerk read the following communication:

June 12, 2001.

Mr. Patrick F. Scanlan
Clerk of the Senate

State House, Room 335
Boston, MA 02133

Dear Mr. Scanlan:

On June 12, 2001, due to other business within the State House, I was unable to be present for one roll call vote during amendment debate.

Had I been present, I would have voted in the affirmative on amendment #219 offered by Senator Lees for One Stop Career Centers.

I would appreciate your assistance with the printing of this communication in the Senate Journal. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

 

Sincerely,
BRIAN A. JOYCE,
State Senator.

 

On motion of Ms. Wilkerson, the above communication was ordered printed in the Journal of the Senate.

 

Reports 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 Robert A. Antonioni, the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce, by Daniel McKeehan, president, Mary Jane Simmons and other members of the General Court for legislation to suspend electricity charges that fund energy efficient activities and renewable energy projects.

Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Moore, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Government Regulations.

 

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 Robert A. Havern and J. James Marzilli, Jr. (by vote of the town) for legislation to exempt Dennis J. Mahoney of Arlington from maximum age requirements for applying for civil service appointment as a police officer in the town of Arlington [Local approval received].

Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Moore, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Public Service.

Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

 

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Melconian,—

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Tuesday 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 ten minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Tuesday at eleven o’clock A.M.