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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Thursday, August 15, 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).

Distinguished Guests.

There being no objection, the Chair (Ms. Melconian) introduced, seated in the rear of the Chamber, Chris and Virginia Clark from Pennsylvania. The Clarks were accompanied by their two children and were the guests of Senator Tisei.

Committees 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 authorizing the joint committee on Election Laws to make an investigation and study of Senate document numbered 2380, relative to election laws (Senate, No. 2461),— and recommending that the same be referred to the Senate committee on Rules.
Under Senate Rule 36, the report was considered forthwith and accepted.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Emergency Preambles Adopted; Engrossed Bills Enacted.

An engrossed Bill relative to dental and vision care carriers (see House, No. 4676, 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 3 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 authorizing the Attorney General to suspend certain labor laws in an emergency (see House, No. 5189, 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 3 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.

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:

Authorizing an increase in parking fines in the city of Somerville (see Senate, No. 1819); and

Relative to the powers of state chartered banks (see House, No. 4358, amended).

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Messrs. McGee and Tisei) “congratulating Luke Kimball on receiving the Eagle Award of the Boy Scouts of America”; and

Resolutions (filed by Messrs. McGee and Tisei) “congratulating Michael Mitchell III on receiving the Eagle Award of the Boy Scouts of America.”

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 authorizing the city of Revere to pay the funeral and burial expenses of city of Revere police patrolman James Hitaffer (Senate, No. 2369),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5309) of James R. Miceli and Susan C. Tucker (by vote of the town) relative to placing the name of Paul Thomas on the civil service list for police officer in the town of Tewksbury,— was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Service.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Knapik,—

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