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Monday, August 9, 2004.
Met at two minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Shannon in the Chair) (having been appointed by the President, under authority conferred by Senate Rule 4, to perform the duties of the Chair).
The Chair (Mr. Shannon), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
Paper from the House.
A Bill authorizing the Commissioner of the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey certain land to the town of West Springfield (House, No. 5036,— on House, No. 5021) [Local approval received],— was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Walsh) “congratulating Neil Savage”.
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 further regulating certain consumer products pricing practices (House, No. 490),— 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 exempting frozen foods from item pricing requirements”.
Papers from the House.
A Bill authorizing the town of Leominster to grant a certain abatement (House, No. 4499,— on petition) [Local approval received],— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Wilkerson, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.
The following engrossed bills (all of which originated in the House), 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 Governor for his approbation, to wit:
Relative to the Winchendon District Court (see House, No. 2638);
Replacing the existing harbor line and to establish a new harbor line in Gloucester Harbor (see House, No. 4265);
Authorizing the town of Rockport to borrow a certain amount of money (see House, No. 4281); and
Designating a certain traffic island in the city of Gloucester as the Paul Bergmann Memorial Traffic Island (see House, No. 4284).
Emergency Preamble Adopted; Engrossed Bill Enacted.
An engrossed Bill relative to the disposition of certain land in the city of Lowell (see Senate, No. 2421, changed and 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 5 to 0.
The bill was signed by the Acting President and sent to the House for enactment.
Subsequently, the bill, which originated in the Senate, came from the House with the endorsement that it had been enacted in that branch.
The Senate then passed the bill to be enacted; and it was signed by the Acting President and laid before the Governor for his approbation.
On motion of Ms. Wilkerson,—
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.
On motion of Mr. O’Leary, at seventeen minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o’clock A.M.