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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Monday, July 8, 2002.

Met at three minutes past eleven o’clock A.M..

 

Committee Discharged.

Ms. Menard, for the committee on Rules, to whom was referred:

The Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Criminal Justice to make an investigation and study of several Senate documents relative to criminal justice (Senate, No. 1944), reported, in part, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the Senate petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 198) of Thomas F. Reilly, Attorney General, and David P. Magnani for legislation to criminalize the unlawful enticement of a child under the age of sixteen years old,— and recommending that the same be recommitted to the committee on Criminal Justice; and

The Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Public Service to make an investigation and study of several Senate documents relative to alternative retirement benefits (Senate, No. 2057), reported, in part, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the Senate petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1334) of Susan C. Fargo and Jay R. Kaufman for legislation relative to the pension allowance of Harold Aronson,— and recommending that the same be recommitted to the committee on Public Service;
Under Senate Rule 36, the reports were severally considered forthwith and accepted.

 

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5210) of Kay Khan, Cynthia S. Creem, Peter J. Koutoujian and Ruth B. Balser (with the approval of the mayor and board of aldermen) relative to the residency requirements for candidates for local office in the city of Newton;
To the committee on Election Laws.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5207) of Theodore C. Speliotis, Bruce E. Tarr and Frederick E. Berry (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the town of Topsfield to grant a certain license for the sale of wine and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises;

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5208) of Theodore C. Speliotis, Bruce E. Tarr and Frederick E. Berry (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the town of Topsfield to grant a certain license for the sale of wine and malt beverages to be drunk off the premises; and

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5209) of Theodore C. Speliotis, Bruce E. Tarr and Frederick E Berry (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the town of Topsfield to grant a certain license for the sale of wine and malt beverages to non-profit organizations;
Severally to the committee on Government Regulations.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5211) of Robert A. DeLeo, Robert E. Travaglini and David M. Torrisi (by vote of the town) relative the contribution of group insurance premiums for Nancy Lever and Lorraine Shapiro by the town of Winthrop;
To the committee on Local Affairs.

 

A Bill relative to the assignment of prizes from the Massachusetts State Lottery (House No. 3093, amended,— on petition),— was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

 

Committee of Conference — Appointment.

The Senate Bill providing for the preservation and improvement of the environmental assets of the Commonwealth (Senate, No. 2319, printed as amended), came from the House passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with amendments:

Striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of House document numbered 5177; and striking out the emergency preamble and inserting in place thereof the following emergency preamble:

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to provide for preservation and improvement of the environmental assets of the commonwealth, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.”

On motion of Ms. Chandler, the Senate NON-concurred in the House amendments and appointed a committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two branches; and Senators Brewer, Montigny and Tarr were appointed to the committee on the part of the Senate.
The bill was sent to the House endorsed accordingly.  

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Fargo,—

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Thursday next at eleven o’clock A.M., and that the Clerk be directed to dispense with the printing of a calendar.

Adjournment in Memory of Ted Williams.

Ms. Wilkerson presented a request that when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn in memory of Boston Red Sox Hall of Famer Ted Williams. Ted Williams played for the Red Sox from 1939-1960 with two interruptions to serve his country during World War II and Korea. While with the Red Sox, Ted Williams hit 521 home runs, led the American League in batting 6 times, slugging percentage 9 times, was league most valuable player in 1946 and 1949 and was the last major league player to hit over .400 for a season. He was also instrumental in supporting the Jimmy Fund in its fight against cancer in children. He was a true American hero.

Accordingly, as a mark of respect to the memory of Ted Williams, at six minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., on motion of Mr. Hedlund, the Senate adjourned to meet on Thursday next at eleven o’clock A.M.