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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Tuesday, July 6, 2004.

Met at one minute past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Rosenberg in the Chair) (having been appointed by the President, under authority conferred by Senate Rule 4, to perform the duties of the Chair).

The Senator from Hampden and Hampshire, Mr. Knapik, led the Chair (Mr. Rosenberg), members, guests and employees in the recitation of the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Petition.

Mr. Nuciforo presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Andrea F. Nuciforo, Jr. for legislation relative to the successful operation of Berkshire enterprises,— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Reports of Committees.

By Ms. Fargo, for the committee on Local Affairs and Regional Government, on petition, a Bill relative to the city of Melrose (Senate, No. 2374) [Local approval received];

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to the town meeting of the town of Burlington (Senate, No. 2388) [Local approval received]; and

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill relative to the creation of an economic development fund in the town of Plymouth (Senate, No. 2390) [Local approval received];
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Mr. Magnani, 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 Bill relative to campaign reporting (Senate, No. 347); and

The House bills

Relative to the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) (House, No. 1586); and

Designating a certain bridge along Route 3 in the town of Bedford (House, No. 4394).

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating Andrew Rogers Short of Medfield upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout.”

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 the licensure of animal control officers (Senate, No. 140),— was read a second time and was amended, on motion of Mr. Moore, by striking out, in lines 7 and 8, the words “in connection with the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council”.
The bill (Senate, No. 140, amended) was then ordered to a third reading.

The Senate Bill relative to the Still River Village Wastewater Management District in the town of Harvard (Senate, No. 2339),— was read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

The House Bill relative to the discontinuance of a portion of Dock Lane in the city of Beverly (House, No. 4189),— was read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

The House Bill authorizing the Superintendent of State Office Buildings to install a plaque in the State House honoring Lt. Frances Y. Slanger (House, No. 619),— 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 the Superintendent of State Office Buildings to install a plaque in the State House honoring Lieutenant Frances Y. Slanger”.

Report of a Committee.

Mr. Magnani, for the committee on Steering and Policy, reported that the following matter be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session:

The Senate Bill relative to the Hampshire County Housing Authority (Senate, No. 2369).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Knapik, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill relative to the charter of the town of Needham (House, No. 4875, changed,— on petition) [Local approval received],— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Fargo, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Report of Committees.

By Ms. Brewer, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Bruce E. Tarr, Jonathan Blodgett, Essex County District Attorney, Steven A. Baddour, Bradford Hill and Robert F. Fennell for legislation to reduce the furnishing or procuring of alcohol to a minor by an adult.
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 Criminal Justice.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4947) of Joseph R. Driscoll and others (by vote of the town) that the town of Braintree be authorized to convey a certain parcel of property to the Braintree Historical Society, Inc., notwithstanding the uniform procurement law; and

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4948) of Timothy J. Toomey, Jr. that the Department of Conservation and Recreation be directed to dedicate a portion of Draw 7 Park in the city of Somerville in memory of Patrick L. Sullivan;
Severally, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on State Administration.

Recess.

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

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill relative to provisional employees in the city of Worcester (see House, No. 3839) (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 Governor for his approbation.

Emergency Preamble Adopted.

An engrossed Bill relative to business corporations (see House, No. 4833, amended), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage and containing an emergency preamble,— was laid before the Senate; and, a separate vote being taken in accordance with the requirements of Article LXVII of the Amendments to the Constitution, the preamble was adopted, in concurrence, by a vote of 4 to 0.
The bill was signed by the Acting President and sent to the House for enactment.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Moore,—

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again tomorrow at eleven o’clock A.M., in a formal session, without a calendar.

On motion of Mr. Knapik, at eight minutes past two o’clock P.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following day at eleven o’clock A.M., in a formal session.