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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, August 19, 2002.

Met at two minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Travaglini in the Chair) (having been appointed by the President, under authority conferred by Senate Rule 4, to perform the duties of the Chair.)

Petition.

Mr. Morrissey presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael W. Morrissey and Robert J. Nyman (by vote of the town) for legislation to exempt the position of deputy chief of police in the town of Norwell from the provisions of civil service law [Local approval received],— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Communication.

A communication from the Secretary of the Executive Office for Administration and Finance (under the provisions of Section 3B of Chapter 7 of the General Laws) transmitting notice relative to extending the exemption for fees charged for the transport of waste oils generated by service stations (received Friday, August 16, 2002),— was placed on file.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

The committee on Education, Arts and Humanities, to whom was referred the report of the Department of Education (under the provisions of Section 9 of Chapter 70B of the General Laws) submitting a copy of interim regulations for the school building assisstance program (House, No. 4982), recommneding that same be placed on file,— was returned to the House to be placed on file.

A report of the committee on Commerce and Labor, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5284) of Christine E. Canavan and other members of the House relative to weight discrimination, and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on the Judiciary,— was considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence.

A Bill validating the actions taken at the special town meeting held by the town of Rockland (printed in House, No. 5153,— being a message from Her Honor the Lieutenant-Governor, Acting Governor),— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.

A Bill authorizing the town of Adams to issue an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 5135,— on petition) [Local approval received,— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Reports of Committees.

Ms. Resor, for the committee on Steering and Policy, reported that the following matter be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session:

The House Bill relative to police mutual aid agreements (House, No. 4768).

By Ms. Menard, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Guy W. Glodis, Vincent P. Ciampa, David M. Nangle and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the Massachusetts motor vehicle inspection and maintenance program.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Knapik, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Public Safety.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

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:

Authorizing the State Retirement Board to grant a certain pension to Michael G. Sweeney (see Senate, No. 2236, amended);

Relative to the sounding of train whistles in the town of Tewksbury (see House, No. 765, amended); and

Relative to the use of retired police officers by the city of Leominster (see House, No. 5015, changed).

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. O’Leary and Ms. Murray) “recognizing Dorothy P. Donalson of Hyannis.”

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 relative to the payment of certain health insurance premiums by the town of Winthrop (House, No. 5211),— 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.

A Bill validating action taken at the special town meeting held by the town of Lancaster (House, No. 5184,— 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.

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 relative to the charter of the city of Attleboro (House, No. 5204, changed),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

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 twelve minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o’clock A.M.