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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Thursday, July 18, 2002.

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

Petitions.

Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:

By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Robert L. Hedlund and Garrett J. Bradley (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Hull to lease Pemberton Pier [Local approval received];

By the same Senator, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Robert L. Hedlund and Garrett J. Bradley (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Hull to lease Nantasket Pier for terms in excess of 25 years and to borrow money for the construction of a certain marine facility for a term not to exceed 30 years [Local approval received];

By the same Senator, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Robert L. Hedlund and Mark J. Carron for legislation to deregulate certain magnetic resonance imagers from the Department of Public Health’s determination of need process;

By Mr. Morrissey, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael W. Morrissey, Ronald Mariano and Joseph C. Sullivan (by vote of the town) for legislation to establish a capital investment fund in the town of Holbrook [Local approval received]; and

By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Marc R. Pacheco and Patricia A. Haddad (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Dighton to establish a special fund [Local approval received];
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

 Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Creem) “commending the Boston Ronald McDonald House and the Boston Harley Owners Group on their 11th anniversary ride and for their outstanding support for children with cancer and their families.”

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Montigny, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill establishing a board of registration of credit counselors (Senate, No. 368),— ought to pass, with an amendment, substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2414).
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tisei, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means.
The bill (Senate, No. 2414) was then ordered to a third reading.
 

Matter Taken Out of the Orders of the Day.

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

The House Bill authorizing the town of Canton to grant an easement to the town of Stoughton (House, No. 5143),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.  

Bill Recalled from the Acting Governor.

On motion of Mr. Tisei, 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 relative to betterment assessments for sewerage facilities in the town of Millbury (see House, No. 1507).
Mr. Tarr was appointed the messenger. Subsequently, the bill was returned to the Senate.  

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 House bills

Relative to school committee members (House, No. 783, changed and amended); and

Relative to the use of asthma inhalers by students in public schools (House, No. 4411);
Were severally read a second time and ordered to a third reading.  

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Engrossed Bills.

The following engrossed bills (the first of which originated in the Senate), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, were severally passed to be enacted and were signed by the Acting President and laid before the Acting Governor for her approbation, to wit:

Providing support to individuals with disabilities and their families (see Senate, No. 2218, amended); and

Relative to the residency requirement for employees of the city of Lawrence (see House, No. 4806).

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tisei,—

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again tomorrow at twelve o’clock noon, in full formal session.

On motion of Mr. Tarr, at eleven minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following day at twelve o’clock noon.