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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, August 12, 2002.

Met at six 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).

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A message from Her Honor the Lieutenant-Governor, Acting Governor, recommending legislation relative to making certain amendments to the General Appropriation Act for fiscal year 2003 (House, No. 5293),— was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Public Service.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5305) of John H. Rogers (by vote of the town) that the licensing authority of the town of Norwood be authorized to issue three additional licenses for the sale of wine and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises;
To the committee on Government Regulations.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5306) of Benjamin Swan, Cheryl A. Rivera, Gale D. Candaras, Stephen J. Buoniconti, Brian P. Lees and Thomas M. Petrolati (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to exempting the position of cafeteria helper in the city of Springfield from the civil service law;
To the committee on Public Service.

A Bill providing for the leasing and construction of improvements to the Collidge School in the town of Watertown (House, No. 4424, amended,— on petition) [Local approval received],— was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

A Bill relative to the payment of certain health insurance premiums by the town of Winthrop (House, No. 5211,— on petition) [Local approval received],— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Creem) “congratulating the Elliot House on the occasion of its tenth anniversary”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Montigny, Ms. Menard and Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Coastline Elderly Services, Inc. on its twenty-fifth anniversary”; and

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Wilkerson) “congratulating New England Regional Black Nurses Association, Inc.”

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill exempting the positions of school custodian and school food service worker in the town of North Andover from the civil service law (see House Bill, printed in House, No. 4999) (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, two-thirds of the members present having voted in the affirmative, and it was signed by the Acting President and laid before the Acting Governor for her approbation.

Order — Amended.

The following House Order (approved by the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently) was considered forthwith, as follows:—

Ordered, That notwithstanding the provisions of Joint Rule 10, joint standing committees and the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently be granted until Tuesday, December 31, 2002, to make reports on all matters referred to them.

Pending the question on adoption of the order, Mr. Hedlund moved that the order be amended by striking out “Tuesday, December 31” and inserting in place thereof the following: “Monday, September 30”.
The amendment was adopted.
The order, as amended, was then adopted.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.

A Bill relative to the utilization of retired police officers by the city of Leominster (House, No. 5015, changed,— on petition) [Local approval received],— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Hedlund, and the bill 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 relative to the use of retired police officers by the city of Leominster.”.

Engrossed Bill Returned by Acting Governor with

Recommendation of Amendment.

The engrossed Bill relative to apprenticeship training programs (Senate, No. 2421) (which on Tuesday, July 29, 2002 had been laid before the Lieutenant-Governor, Acting Governor for her approbation), was returned to the Senate Clerk by the Acting Governor on Thursday, August 8, 2002 at twenty-four minutes before three o’clock P.M., with a message recommending an amendment.

The message (Senate, No. 2465) was read and the Senate proceeded to reconsider the amendment, in accordance with the provisions of Article LVI of the Amendments to the Constitution.
Pending action thereon, the amendment was referred to the committee on Bills in the Third Reading, on motion of Mr. Hedlund.  

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:

Relative to the Brockton 21st Century Corporation (see Senate Bill, printed in Senate, No. 4);

Authorizing the town of Hull to lease certain property (see House, No. 4224);

Authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey a certain easement (see House, No. 4260);

Authorizing the Commissioner of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey certain property in the city of North Adams (see House, No. 4595, amended);

Transferring certain administrative responsibilities to the chief of the police department of the town of Sandwich (see House, No. 4693, amended);

Authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey an easement to the town of Milford (see House, No. 4754, amended); and

Establishing a 4 year term for the office of mayor in the city of Everett (see House, No. 5176, changed).

An engrossed Bill authorizing the town of Truro to establish an affordable housing trust fund (see House, No. 4477, amended) (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 re-enacted and was signed by the Acting President and again laid before the Acting Governor for her approbation.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Hedlund,—

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.