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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Thursday, August 9, 2001.

Met at eight minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Ms. Melconian 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. Brewer, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen M. Brewer, David C. Bunker, Jr. and Christine Monette for legislation relative to creditable service for employees of CAPS Collaborative;

By Ms. Chandler, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Harriette L. Chandler and David C. Bunker, Jr. (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Holden to lease a certain school building for 99 years [Local approval received];

By Mr. Magnani, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of David P. Magnani and Paul J. P. Loscocco (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to the debt limiting the town of Holliston [Local approval received]; and

By Mrs. Sprague, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Jo Anne Sprague, Michael E. Beaudette, Michael J. Coppola and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide certain discounts to state tourist attractions for veterans;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

 Committee Discharged.

Ms. Menard, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration

Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Government Regulations to make an investigation and study of several Senate documents relative to the state lottery (Senate, No. 2100);

Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Government Regulations to make an investigation and study of Senate document numbered 1963, relative to energy efficiency and renewable energy (Senate, No. 2101);

Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Government Regulations to make an investigation and study of Senate document numbered 2003, relative to home improvement (Senate, No. 2102); and

Of the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Government Regulations to make an investigation and study of Senate document numbered 2004, relative to victualler licensing (Senate, No. 2103);

And recommending that the same severally be referred to the Senate committee on Rules.
Under Senate Rule 36, the reports were severally considered forthwith and accepted.

 Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Tolman, for the committee on Local Affairs, on petition, a Bill establishing a building reserve fund in the city of Revere (Senate, No. 2068) [Local approval received];
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

 Committee Discharged.

Ms. Menard, for the committee on Rules, to whom was referred the Senate Order relative to authorizing and directing the joint committee on Public Service to make an investigation and study of several Senate documents relative to employment benefits (Senate, No. 2063), reported, in part, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the Senate petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1355) of James P. Jajuga, Richard T. Moore, Brian A. Joyce, Therese Murray and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a career incentive pay program to various city and town police departments and the Department of the State Police,— and recommending that the same be recommitted to the committee on Public Service.

Under Senate Rule 36, the report was considered forthwith and accepted.

 PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill relative to certain capital spending authorizations (House, No. 4313, amended,— on House, No. 4212, in part),— was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

 A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4445) of Maryanne Lewis and Marian Walsh (by vote of the town) relative to the reduction of sewer fee liability in the town of Dedham in exchange for volunteer services by persons over age sixty,— was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Local Affairs.

 Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Shannon) “honoring Dr. Vincent James Patalano”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Moore) “honoring the USAAF 801st/ 492nd Carpetbaggers Bombardment Group for their service to this country during World War II.”

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 Bill establishing a police technology fund in the town of Hull (House, No. 3763),— was read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

 The House Bill relative to certain borrowing by the town of Cohasset (House, No. 4013),— 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 certain borrowing by the town of Cohasset.”

The House Bill establishing the position of town manager in the town of Weston (House, No. 4016),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

 PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill authorizing the town of Lancaster to place certain questions relative to the sale of alcoholic beverages on the town’s election ballot (House, No. 4181, amended,— on petition) [Local approval received],— was read.

There being no objection, the rules were suspended, and the bill was read a second time.

Pending the question on ordering the bill to a third reading, Mr. Antonioni presented an amendment striking out section 2 and section 2A (inserted by amendment by the House) and inserting in place thereof the following section:

“SECTION 2. The board of selectmen may direct the town counsel to draft a summary of the questions, which shall be placed on the ballot with the questions.”
The amendment was adopted.
The bill, as amended, was ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.

 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:

Relative to the development of an athletic facility by the Assabet Valley Regional Vocational Technical School District (see Senate, No. 1815, amended); and

Designating a certain bridge in the city of Lawrence as the Representative Laurence Smith bridge (see House, No. 2100).

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4456) of Walter F. Timilty for legislation to place certain state employees in Group 2 of the retirement system,— was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Service.

 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 Cynthia S. Creem, David P. Linsky, Susan C. Tucker and Michael W. Morrissey for legislation relative to the crime of engaging in legal or medical running.

Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Tolman, 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.

 PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill making certain appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2002, before final action on the General Appropriation Bill for that fiscal year (printed in House, No. 4449,— being a message from Her Honor the Lieutenant-Governor, Acting Governor),— was read.

There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Moore, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

 Recess.

There being no objection, at twenty-one minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Chair (Ms. Melconian) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at four minutes before twelve o’clock noon, the Senate reassembled, Ms. Melconian in the Chair.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill making certain appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2002, before final action on the General Appropriation Bill for that fiscal year (see House Bill, printed in House, No. 4449) (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. Tisei,—

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. Tisei, at two minutes before twelve o’clock noon, the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Monday at eleven o’clock A.M.