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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.
Monday, June 16, 2003.
Met at two minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Ms. Walsh in the Chair).
The Senator from Plymouth and Norfolk, Mr. Hedlund, led the Chair (Ms. Walsh), members, guests and employees in the recitation of the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
Petitions were presented and referred as follows:
By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill,
Senate, No. 2016) of Marc R. Pacheco and David L. Flynn (by vote of the town)
for legislation to authorize the town of Bridgewater to grant an additional
license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises
[Local approval received];
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Government Regulations.
By Mr. McGee, a petition (accompanied by bill,
Senate, No. 2015) of Thomas M. McGee and Douglas W. Petersen (by vote of the
town) for legislation relative to the use of park land in the town of Swampscott
for school purposes [Local approval received];
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on State Administration.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.
Mr. Knapik presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael R. Knapik for legislation to prohibit the use of certain latex products by persons who handle food,— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
Reports of a Committee.
Ms. Jacques, 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 bills
Clarifying the name of a certain bridge in the town of Amesbury (Senate, No. 1853);
Designating the Merrimac Street, Route 1 bridge overpass in the city of Newburyport as the Raymond F. Welch Memorial Overpass (Senate, No. 1854);
To extend the reporting deadline of the Advisory Committee on Financial Obligations of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority (Senate, No. 1884, changed);
Designating a certain trail in Mansfield as the World War II veterans trail (Senate, No. 1897); and
Designating a portion of state highway routes 1A and 133 in the towns of Newbury, Rowley, Ipswich and Essex and the cities of Newburyport and Gloucester as a scenic byway (Senate, No. 1898).
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
Of the committee on Commerce and Labor, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 128) of Susan C. Tucker for legislation to strengthen the enforcement against unregistered and illegally operating motor vehicle repair shops,— and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Criminal Justice.
Of the committee on Government Regulations, asking to be discharged from further consideration
Of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 391) of Frederick E. Berry for legislation to establish a board of registration of credit counselors; and
Of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 430) of Richard T. Moore and Paul J.P. Loscocco for legislation to establish a board of registration of credit counselors;
And recommending that the same severally be referred
to the committee on Banks and Banking.
Were severally considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence.
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 House Bill authorizing the town of Middleborough to issue an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 3723),— was read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Brewer) “on the occasion of the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the incorporation of the town of Spencer”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Joyce and Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating Peter Andrews, Jr. of Sharon upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Knapik) “on the retirement of Editha T. Angco”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “on the occasion of the retirement of Dr. Edward J. Doherty.”
On motion of Mr. Hedlund, Senate Rule 20 and Joint
Rule 12 were suspended on the petition, presented by Mr. Nuciforo, (accompanied
by bill) of Andrea F. Nuciforo, Jr., Jarrett T. Barrios, Robert M. Koczera
and other members of the General Court for legislation to expand certain definitions
under the so-called bottle bill,— and the same was referred to the
committee on Energy.
Sent to the House for concurrence.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3897) of
Arthur J. Broadhurst for legislation to repeal the statutes requiring statements
of financial interests under the financial disclosure laws for certain public
officials and employees;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on State Administration.
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3898)
of Sharon M. Pollard, Steven A. Baddour, Arthur J. Broadhurst and others for
legislation to designate a certain bridge in the city of Methuen as the Joseph
S. Franciosa Bridge;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Transportation.
Report of Committees.
By Mr. Brewer, for the committees on Rules of the
two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the
Senate petition of Steven C. Panagiotakos, Thomas A. Golden, Jr., David M.
Nangle and Kevin J. Murphy for legislation to establish a sick leave bank
for Christopher Boumil, an employee of the Department of Correction.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Hedlund, 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.
Sent to the House for concurrence.
On motion of Mr. Tolman,—
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Wednesday next at eleven o’clock A.M., and that the Clerk be directed to dispense with the printing of a calendar.
On motion of Mr. Tolman, at seven minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Wednesday at eleven o’clock A.M.