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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Monday, August 13, 2001.

Met at four 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).

Distinguished Guests.

There being no objection, the Chair (Ms. Melconian) introduced, seated in the back of the Chamber, Allison and Rachel Ronald. Allison and Rachel were winners of a drawing for lunch with the Minority Leader, Senator Lees, conducted as a part of “The Future Begins Now” program sponsored by Girls, Inc. of Western Massachusetts. Allison and Rachel signed the guest book and withdrew from the Chamber.

Petitions.

Mr. Magnani presented a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2105) of David P. Magnani (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to the Ashland home rule charter [Local approval received],— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Local Affairs.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

 Mr. Jajuga presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of James P. Jajuga for legislation relative to an accidental death benefit for Beth E. Scott,— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Joyce, for the committee on Public Service, on the recommitted petition, a Bill relative to the police career incentive pay program (Senate, No. 1355);
Read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Steering and Policy, reported that the following matters be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session:

The Senate Bill relative to the practice of public accountancy (Senate, No. 402); and

The House Bill relative to the sale of gas heating equipment (House, No. 2575).

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill relative to the licensing of amusement parks (House, No. 3529,— on petition),— was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Bills

Relative to persons holding the office of selectman in the town of Westborough (House, No. 4146,— on petition) [Local approval received]; and

Authorizing the town of Hanover to issue an additional license for the sale of wines and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 4233,— on petition) [Local approval received];

Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

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 Senate Bill exempting the position of chief of police in the city of Revere from the provisions of civil service law and providing requirements for appointment of chief of police (Senate, No. 1886),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act providing requirements for appointment of the chief of police of the city of Revere.”

Sent to the House for concurrence.

The House Bill authorizing the town of West Boylston to establish a department of public works (House, No. 4152),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

 PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill authorizing the Ashfield Water District to assess certain betterments (see House, No. 1129) (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.

 Recess.

There being no objection, at six minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Chair (Ms. Melconian) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at one minute past one o’clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, Ms. Melconian in the Chair.

 

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill relative to extending simulcast wagering of horse and dog racing (printed in House, No. 4459, amended,— being a message from the Lieutenant Governor, Acting Governor),— was read.

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

A Bill relative to child labor laws (printed as Senate, No. 2104, amended,— on petition),— was read.

There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Knapik, 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 suspending certain child labor laws.”

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4460) of William Francis Galvin, Robert M. Koczera and Michael W. Morrissey and other members of the General Court relative to the use of coal ash as solid waste,— was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Natural Resources and Agriculture.

 Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill authorizing the city of Medford to grant certain licenses (see Senate, No. 1898) (which originated in the Senate), 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.

 Recess.

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

Emergency Preambles Adopted; Engrossed Bills Enacted.

An engrossed Bill relative to extending simulcast wagering of horse and dog racing (see House Bill, printed in House, No. 4459, 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 2 to 0.

The bill was signed by the Acting President and sent to the House for enactment.

Subsequently, the bill, which originated in the House, 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 Acting Governor for her approbation.

An engrossed Bill suspending certain child labor laws (see House Bill, printed as Senate, No. 2104, 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 2 to 0.

The bill was signed by the Acting President and sent to the House for enactment.

Subsequently, the bill, which originated in the House, 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 Acting Governor for her approbation.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Knapik,—

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. Knapik, at fourteen minutes before two o’clock P.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o’clock A.M.