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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Thursday, July 24, 2003.

Met at one minute past eleven o’clock A.M.

The President, members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Petitions.

Petitions were presented and referred as follows:

By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2052) of Marc R. Pacheco, James H. Fagan and Patricia A. Haddad (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation relative to the issuance of pension funding bonds by the city of Taunton [Local approval received;
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Public Service.

By Ms. Fargo, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2053) of Susan C. Fargo and Alice Hanlon Peisch (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Weston to regulate certain property tax exemption eligibility requirements for the elderly [Local approval received];
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Taxation.
Severally 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 other members of the General Court for legislation to provide for better management for the issuance of firearm licenses;

By Mr. Creedon, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Robert S. Creedon, Jr., Robert L. Hedlund, Joan M. Menard, Steven A. Tolman and other members of the General Court for legislation to further regulate the marketing of fresh meat products;

By Mr. Glodis, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Guy W. Glodis for legislation to direct the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey certain parcels of land in the towns of Hopkinton and Westborough; and

By Mr. Joyce, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Brian A. Joyce and Walter F. Timilty for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Rosa A. McPherson, an employee of the trial court;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.  

Committees Discharged.

Mr. Brewer, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the Senate Bill providing for performance standards for physicians (Senate, No. 2048),— and recommending that the same be referred to the Senate committee on Ethics and Rules.
Under Senate Rule 36, the report was considered forthwith and accepted.  

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3954) of Charles A. Murphy and Robert A. Havern (by vote of the town) that the town of Burlington be authorized to establish a fee for the parking of certain motor vehicles in said town,— was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Taxation.

A Bill relative to drag racing in the city of Springfield (House, No. 3835,— on petition) [Local approval received],— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.  

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Morrissey) “commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the armistice that brought the Korean War to a conclusion;

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Murray, and Messrs. Pacheco, Rosenberg and Montigny) “on the occasion of the eleven hundredth anniversary of the city of Pskov, Russia;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the armistice that brought the Korean War to a conclusion”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the armistice that brought the Korean War to a conclusion;

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “in recognition of the fiftieth anniversary of the ceasefire and armistice of the Korean War”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Travaglini) “honoring Dr. Bruce L. Bird.”

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3986) of Thomas J. O’Brien, Viriato Manuel DeMacedo and Therese Murray that the airport commission of the town of Plymouth be authorized to lease certain parcels of land,— was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on State Administration.  

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Shannon,—

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. Shannon, at seven minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Monday at eleven o’clock A.M.