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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, July 1, 2002.

Met at six minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Glodis 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. Knapik presented a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2389) of Michael R. Knapik and Daniel F. Keenan (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Southwick to grant an easement to Carol K. Collins,— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Local Affairs.
Sent to the House for concurrence.  

Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:

By Mr. Brewer, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen M. Brewer and John F. Merrigan for legislation to authorize the Pioneer Valley Regional School District to borrow money for construction costs at the Warwick community school; and

By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Robert L. Hedlund for legislation relative to rulings by local boards of zoning appeals regarding low and moderate income housing developments;

Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.  

Report of a Committee.

Mr. Magnani, for the committee on Science and Technology, that the House Bill establishing standards for stage II vapor recovery systems (House, No. 4379, amended),— ought to pass;
Referred, under Senate Rule 27, to the committee on Ways and Means.  

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5178) of Joseph F. Wagner, Michael R. Knapik, Stephen J. Buoniconti, Linda J. Melconian and Thomas M. Petrolati (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to certain voting precincts in the city of Chicopee;
To the committee on Election Laws.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5179) of Jose L. Santiago (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to amending the charter of the city of Lawrence;

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5180) of Harriett L. Stanley and Bruce E. Tarr (by vote of the town) relative to certain public safety building construction projects in the town of West Newbury;

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5181) of Dorothy A. Kelly Gay (mayor) and others (with the approval of the city council) relative to authorizing the city of Somerville to use certain park land for school purposes;

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5182) of Joseph F. Wagner, Linda J. Melconian, Michael R. Knapik, Stephen J. Buoniconti and Thomas M. Petrolati (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to the sale of certain land by the city of Chicopee;

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5183) of Joseph F. Wagner, Linda J. Melconian, Michael R. Knapik, Stephen J. Buoniconti and Thomas M. Petrolati (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to authorizing the Chicopee Municipal Light Plant to make certain payments to the city of Chicopee;

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5184) of Patricia A. Walrath and Robert A. Antonioni (by vote of the town) relative to validating the actions taken at the special town meeting in the town of Lancaster; and

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5185) of Patricia A. Walrath and Robert A. Antonioni (by vote of the town) for legislation to establish a department of finance and budget in the town of Lancaster;
Severally to the committee on Local Affairs.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5186) of Deborah D. Blumer, Karen Spilka and David P. Magnani (by vote of the town) relative to powers of police officers in the town of Framingham in buildings owned or controlled by the Framingham Housing Authority;
To the committee on Public Safety.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5187) of Lida E. Harkins and Cheryl A. Jacques (by vote of the town) relative to the granting of real estate tax rebates to certain property owners by the town of Needham;
To the committee on Taxation.  

A Bill relative to the retirement benefits of certain public employees (House, No. 4456,— on petition),— was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.  

Committee Change.

The Chair (Mr. Glodis) announced the resignation of Senator Tarr of First Essex and Middlesex as a member of the committee on Bills in the Third Reading and the appointment of Senator Knapik of Second Hampden and Hampshire to fill the vacancy.

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 Robert A. O’Leary and Colleen M. Garry for legislation to provide for the transfer and preservation of certain interests in land held for natural resource purposes by now abolished counties.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Knapik, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Counties.
Sent to the House for concurrence.  

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill validating action taken at the special town meetings held by the town of Manchester-by-the-Sea (see House Bill, printed in House, No. 5077) (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 Acting 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, Ms. Chandler, Mr. Rosenberg, Ms. Jacques and Mr. Nuciforo) “memorializing the Congress of the United States and the citizens of Massachusetts to speak out against anti-Semitism”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. McGee) “on the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the incorporation of the town of Swampscott.”

Committee Change.

The President announced the resignation of Senator Knapik of Second Hampden and Hampshire as a member of the committee on Bills in the Third Reading and the reappointment of Senator Tarr of First Essex and Middlesex thereto.

Recess.

There being no objection, at ten minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Chair (Mr. Glodis) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and at ten minutes before twelve o’clock noon, the Senate reassembled, Mr. Glodis in the Chair.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill relative to the appointment of retired police officers in the town of Stoneham (see House, No. 4168, changed and 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 Mr. Knapik,—

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. Knapik, at nine minutes before twelve o’clock noon, the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Wednesday at eleven o’clock A.M.