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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

 

Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Thursday, June 20, 2002.

Met at six minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Ms. Melconian in the Chair) (having been appointed by the President, under authority conferred by Senate Rule 4, to perform the duties of the Chair).

Petitions.

Mr. Moore presented a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2366) of Richard T. Moore, James E. Vallee and Marie J. Parente (by vote of the town) for legislation to establish a senior citizen discount for solid waste removal in the town of Bellingham [Local approval received],— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Local Affairs.
Sent to the House for concurrence.  

Mr. Glodis presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Guy W. Glodis for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Marian J. Palumbo, an employee of the Trial Court of the Commonwealth,— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.  

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Pacheco, for the committee on Commerce and Labor, on petition, a Bill relative to worker’s compensation (Senate, No. 2358); and

By Mr. Panagiotakos, for the committee on Housing and Urban Development, on petition, a Bill relative to public housing for elderly persons (Senate, No. 614);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.  

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5130) of Geoffrey D. Hall and Steven C. Panagiotakos (by vote of the town) that the licensing authority of the town of Westford be authorized to issue an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises to Westford Convenience Store; and

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5135) of Daniel E. Bosley and Andrea F. Nuciforo, Jr. (by vote of the town) that the licensing authority of the town of Adams be authorized to issue an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises;
Severally to the committee on Government Regulations.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5131) of Louis L. Kafka and Jo Ann Sprague (by vote of the town) that the board of selectmen of the town of Sharon be authorized to transfer a certain parcel of land for use as a senior center or recreational facilities.
To the committee on Local Affairs.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5132) of Geoffrey D. Hall and Steven C. Panagiotakos (by vote of the town) that the town of Westford be authorized to provide property tax relief to certain senior citizens of said town;
To the committee on Taxation.  

Bills

Relative to community residency tenancy protections (House, No. 3741, changed and amended,— on petition);

Authorizing the Commissioner of the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey certain property in the city of North Adams (House, No. 4595, amended,— on House, No. 4433); and

Relative to the membership of the Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority (House, No. 5142,— on House, No. 4232);
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.  

Bills

Relative to the licensing of pipefitters (House, No. 142,— on House, No. 136, in part);

Relative to CPR certification for teachers and coaches (House, No. 4415, amended,— on House, Nos. 1350, 1928, 2869 and 3506);

Relative to safety of school sponsored travel (House, No. 4937,— on House, No. 4919); and

Relative to the descent and distribution of property (House, No. 5136,— on House, No. 2565);
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.  

Bills

Providing for a betterment program for private road improvements in the city of Gloucester (House, No. 4835,— on petition) [Local approval received];

Establishing the city of Medford stadium and athletic commission (House, No. 4878, changed,— on petition) [Local approval received]; and

Authorizing the town of Shrewsbury to establish certain special funds (House, No. 4940,— on petition) [Local approval received];
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.  

Bill Recalled from the Acting Governor.

On motion of Mr. Tarr, it was voted that a messenger be appointed to wait upon Her Honor, the Lieutenant-Governor, Acting Governor, requesting the return to the Senate of the engrossed Bill designating a visitor information center in the city of Springfield as the William C. Sullivan Visitor Information Center (see Senate, No. 2267).
Mr. Tarr was appointed the messenger. Subsequently, the bill was returned to the Senate.  

Report 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 Richard T. Moore and Paul K. Frost for legislation relative to retirement benefits for David Triba.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Ms. Chandler, 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.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5154) of Eric Turkington (by vote of the town) that the town of Oak Bluffs be authorized to withdraw from membership in the Martha’s Vineyard Commission;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Natural Resources and Agriculture.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5155) of Paul E. Caron and other members of the House relative to the licensing and certification of swimming pool installers by the Department of Public Safety;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Safety.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5156) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and Jo Ann Sprague relative to designating a certain bridge in the town of North Attleborough as the Women War Veterans of North Attleborough Memorial Bridge;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Transportation.  

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Resor) “congratulating Dorris Hilberg on receiving the Golden Fife Award”; and

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Wilkerson) “congratulating the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation on the occasion of its twenty-fifth anniversary.”

Matters Taken Out of the Orders of the Day.

There being no objection, the following matters were taken out of the Orders of the Day and considered, as follows:

The Senate Bill relative to archaic crimes (Senate, No. 171),— was considered; and it was ordered to a third reading.

The House Bill further regulating business practices between motor vehicle manufacturers, distributors and dealers (House, No. 4997),— was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

The Senate Bill designating Civilian Conservation Corps Day (Senate, No. 409, amended),— came from the House passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with an amendment, in line 1 by striking out the following: “15LLLL” (as changed by the Senate committee on Bills in the Third Reading) and inserting in place thereof the following: “15MMMM”.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Pacheco, and the House amendment was considered forthwith and adopted, in concurrence.

 

A Bill authorizing Quincy College to adopt a six year tenure system (House, No. 4695,— on petition) [Local approval received],— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Chandler, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act authorizing Quincy College to adopt a six-year tenure system.”  

A Bill providing that a memorial be erected on the USS Massachusetts to honor those individuals from the Commonwealth who were victims of the September 11, 2001 attack on America (House, No. 4974,— on petition),— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Pacheco, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act providing for a memorial on the USS Massachusetts to honor those individuals from the Commonwealth who were victims of the September 11, 2001 attack on America.”

 Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill designating certain bridges in the town of Saugus and the city of Woburn (see House, No. 4612, amended) (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 and was signed by the Acting President and laid before the Acting Governor for her approbation.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Chandler,—

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