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Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Wednesday, June 18, 2003.

Met at eight minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Havern in the Chair).

The Chair (Mr. Havern), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Distinguished Guests.

There being no objection, the Chair (Mr. Havern) introduced, seated at the rear of the Chamber, Emily Wilson, a student at Lynnfield High School, who was shadowing her State Senator, Senator Tisei, as he performed his duties today. She was the guest of Senator Tisei.

There being no objection, the Chair (Mr. Havern) handed the gavel to Senator O’Leary, who introduced, standing in the rear of the Chamber, Kim Shanley, a member of the Massachusetts Nurses Association. She was the guest of Senator O’Leary.


A communication was received from the Minority Leader announcing the appointment of Senator Tarr to the Task Force established by the Governor, relative to the Massachusetts Ocean Management Initiative.
The communication was placed on file.  


A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3891) of Daniel E. Bosley and Andrea F. Nuciforo, Jr. (by vote of the town) relative to rent regulations in mobile home park accommodations in the town of Williamstown,— was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Housing and Urban Development.


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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Knapik) “honoring the memory of former State Representative Robert J. Rohan”;

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating Paul A. Fasoli, III of Mansfield upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating Eric Scott Stiner of Mansfield upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Tisei) “commending S. Peter Gorshel for his 37 years of devoted public service as town counsel to the town of Lynnfield”;

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Walsh) “congratulating Ryan C. Brown on the occasion of his Court of Honor”; and

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Wilkerson) “honoring Jackie Jenkins-Scott in celebration of her twentieth anniversary at Dimock Community Health Center.”

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 Stephen M. Brewer and Lewis G. Evangelidis for legislation relative to retirement benefits for certain employees at UMass Memorial Health Care.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Rosenberg, 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.

Report of a Committee.

By Ms. Murray, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill relative to the production of wind energy in Massachusetts waters (Senate, No. 380, changed),— ought to pass.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tisei, and the bill was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Wilkerson,—

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

On motion of Ms. Wilkerson, at twelve minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following day at one o’clock P.M., in a full formal session.