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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Thursday, August 14, 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.

Communication.

A communication from the Joint Committee on Local Government and Regional Affairs, filed pursuant to Joint Rule 1, relative to the rules of procedure for said committee for the 2003-2004 legislative session (received August 11, 2003),— was placed on file.  

Reports of a Committee.

Ms. Jacques, 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 regarding medical record copying fees (Senate, No. 642); and

The House Bill validating the actions taken at certain special elections held in the town of Dedham (printed in House, No. 3932); and

The Senate report of the committee on Banks and Banking, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 17) of Steven C. Panagiotakos for legislation to increase the total borrower liability under the banking laws.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to authorizing the State Ethics Commission to provide exemptions from the conflict of interest law (House, No. 4113),— was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on State Administration.  

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4112) of John F. Quinn, Joan M. Menard and Mark A. Howland (by vote of the town) that the town of Lakeville be authorized to use a certain parcel of land for general municipal purposes,— was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Local Affairs and Regional Government.  

A Bill providing for investments in emerging technologies to stimulate job creation and economic opportunity in the Commonwealth (House, No. 3955, printed as amended,— on House, No. 1, in part),— was read and, under Senate Rule 26A, referred to the committee on Science and Technology.

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Glodis) “honoring the memory of Scott J. Pigaga”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Shannon) “on the one hundredth birthday of Katherine Curtis Siggins”;

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “on the retirement of Lawrence Phaneuf”; and

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Wilkerson) “honoring Semenya McCord for her contributions to music performance and education in New England.”

Bill Recalled from the Governor.

On motion of Mr. Tarr, it was voted that a messenger be appointed to wait upon His Excellency the Governor, requesting the return to the Senate of the engrossed Bill authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey an easement in certain land located in the town of Concord (see House, No. 1375, amended).
Mr. Tarr was appointed the messenger. Subsequently, the bill was returned to the Senate.  

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 Senate Bill designating the chief of the police department of the town of East Bridgewater as the appointing authority for said department (Senate, No. 2000),— 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 designating the chief of police of the town of East Bridgewater as the appointing authority for the police department”.
Sent to the House for concurrence.
 

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Brewer, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Thomas A. DeRiemer for legislation relative to homeowners’ associations.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Rosenberg, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Housing and Urban Development.  

By Mr. Brewer, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition 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.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Rosenberg, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on the Judiciary.  

By Mr. Brewer, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Susan C. Fargo, Thomas M. Stanley and Peter J. Koutoujian for legislation to authorize the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey certain land in the city of Waltham.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Rosenberg, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on State Administration.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4118) of Demetrius J. Atsalis that the Board of State Examiners of Electricians be authorized to implement a special licensing program for persons with certain skills and experience;

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4119) of Peter J. Koutoujian relative to the assignment of prizes from the Massachusetts State Lottery; and

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4120) of John F. Quinn, Paul J. Donato and Mary S. Rogeness relative to the licensure and regulation of pawnbrokers;
Severally, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Government Regulations.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4121) of Dorothy Prevoir relative to the dispensing of prescription drugs;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Health Care.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4122) of Shirley Gomes and Robert A. O’Leary (by vote of the town) that the town of Wellfleet be authorized to establish a schedule of parking fines in said town;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Local Affairs and Regional Government.  

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Chandler,—

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 Ms. Chandler, at ten minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Monday at eleven o’clock A.M.