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Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Thursday, August 23, 2001.

Met at three minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Travaglini in the Chair).

Petitions.

Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:

By Mr. Nuciforo, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Andrea F. Nuciforo, Jr. and Shaun P. Kelly for legislation to authorize the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to release certain easements to O’Connell Oil Associates, Inc.;

By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, Anthony J. Verga, Brian M. Cresta, Shirley Gomes and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the reporting of crimes committed by or upon persons on mental health facility premises or persons in care of the Department of Mental Health; and

By Mr. Tolman, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Steven A. Tolman for legislation relative to Massachusetts Turnpike tolls;

Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Knapik) “congratulating the Easthampton Junior Division All-Star team on its successful season”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “on the tenth anniversary of Ukraine’s independence.”

Report of Committees.

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 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.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Tisei, 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.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4493) of Daniel E. Bosley and Andrea F. Nuciforo, Jr., that the Registrar of Motor Vehicles be authorized to issue a pharmacy assistance registration plate;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Safety.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4494) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr., and James B. Leary (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey certain land formerly owned by Worcester County in the town of West Boylston to said town;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on State Administration.

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 relative to the Amherst town government (Senate, No. 1855),— was read a third time and passed to be engrossed.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

The Senate Bill entitled “special recall act” (Senate, No. 1862),— 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 for recall elections in the town of Bernardston.”

Sent to the House for concurrence.

The Senate Bill authorizing the city of Peabody to issue an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (Senate, No. 2002),— 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.

Recess.

There being no objection, at six minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Chair (Mr. Travaglini) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at ten minutes before five o’clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, Mr. Montigny in the Chair.

Committee Changes.

The Chair (Mr. Montigny) announced the resignation of Senator Moore of Worcester and Norfolk as a member of the committee on Bills in the Third Reading and the appointment of himself to fill the vacancy.
Subsequently, the Chair (Mr. Montigny) announced his resignation as a member of the said committee and the reappointment of Senator Moore of Worcester and Norfolk thereto.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill making certain appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2002, before final action on the General Appropriation Bill for that fiscal year (House, No. 4495,— on House, No. 4480, in part),—

There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tisei, and the bill was read a second time.
Messrs. Birmingham and Lees presented amendments striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the following text:

“SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount of $1,093,000,000 is hereby appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2002, to meet necessary expenditures before the enactment of the general appropriation act for that fiscal year, for the maintenance and operations of the several departments, boards, commissions and institutions, including federal grant and Intragovernmental Service Fund expenditures, for other necessary services and for meeting certain requirements of law, including $23,000,000 for the clean elections program. Said amount of $1,093,000,000 shall be in addition to the amount made available for the purposes in section 1 of chapter 23, section 1 of chapter 40, section 1 of chapter 47 and section 1 of chapter 61 of the acts of 2001. The authorization contained in this section shall cease to be operative as of the effective date of that general appropriation act, and all actions taken under this section shall apply against that general appropriation act. All expenditures made under this authorization shall be consistent with appropriations made in that general appropriation act.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.”; and by striking out the emergency preamble (inserted by amendment by the House).
The amendments were adopted.
The bill, as amended, was ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendments.

Recess.

There being no objection, at two minutes before five o’clock P.M., the Chair (Mr. Montigny) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at three minutes before seven o’clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, Mr. Montigny in the Chair.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tisei,—

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again tomorrow at ten o’clock A.M., and that the Clerk be directed to dispense with the printing of a calendar.

At two minutes before seven o’clock P.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following day at ten o’clock A.M.