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Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Monday, August 20, 2001.

Met at one minute past eleven o’clock A.M.


Mr. Nuciforo presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Andrea F. Nuciforo, Jr., Daniel E. Bosley, Shaun P. Kelly, Peter J. Larkin and Christopher J. Hodgkins for legislation to establish the Berkshire county commission on the status of women,— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.


Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4473) of Winfred A. Eckenreiter, William M. Straus, Mark C. Montigny and others (by vote of the town) relative to recall elections in the town of Fairhaven; and

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4474) of James E. Vallee and David P. Magnani (by vote of the town) relative to voting precincts in the town of Franklin;

Severally to the committee on Election Laws.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4475) of Shirley Gomes and Robert A. O’Leary (by vote of the town) that the town of Truro be authorized to hold a license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises of the public golf course clubhouse;

To the committee on Government Regulations.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4476) of Shirley Gomes and Robert A. O’Leary (by vote of the town) relative to the expenditure of funds for affordable housing in the town of Truro;

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4477) of Shirley Gomes and Robert A. O’Leary (by vote of the town) relative to establishing an affordable housing trust fund in the town of Truro; and

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4478) of Rachel Kaprielian and Steven A. Tolman (by vote of the town council) relative to amending the charter of the city known as the town of Watertown;

Severally to the committee on Local Affairs.

A report of the committee on the Judiciary, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 642) of William M. Straus for legislation to regulate the use of social security numbers for identification purposes in the Commonwealth, and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Government Regulations,— was considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence.

Engrossed Bills.

The following engrossed bills (all of which originated in the House), 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 President and laid before the Acting Governor for her approbation, to wit:

Establishing a police technology fund in the town of Hull (see House, No. 3763);

Authorizing certain borrowing by the town of Cohasset (see House, No. 4013); and

Establishing the position of town manager in the town of Weston (see House, No. 4016).


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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Brewer) “honoring Mary B. Dolan.”

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Moore,—

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