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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, August 25, 003.

Met at four minutes past eleven o’clock A.M.

The President members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Petitions.

Petitions were presented and referred as follows:

By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2071) of Marc R. Pacheco and David L. Flynn (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Bridgewater to establish a revolving account for the police department [Local approval received];
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Local Affairs and Regional Government.

By Ms. Tucker, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2070) of Susan C. Tucker, James R. Miceli and Barry R. Finegold (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Tewksbury to grant an easement for utility purposes [Local approval received];
Under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on State Administration.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.  

Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:

By Mr. Nuciforo, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Andrea F. Nuciforo, Jr. and Daniel E. Bosley for legislation to authorize the Mount Greylock Regional School District to convey and lease real estate;

By the same Senator, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Andrea F. Nuciforo, Jr., Jarrett T. Barrios, Marc R. Pacheco, Richard T. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to securities violations;

By Mr. Panagiotakos (by request), a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Elizabeth S. Bridge for legislation to exempt certain persons from jury duty;

By Ms. Resor, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Pamela P. Resor, Karyn E. Polito, George N. Peterson, Jr. and Paul J. P. Loscocco for legislation relative to the disposition of state land in the city of Westborough known as the Lyman School;

By Ms. Walsh, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Marian Walsh for legislation relative to the definition of Korean War veteran; and

By Ms. Wilkerson, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Dianne Wilkerson, Paul C. Demakis, Jarrett T. Barrios, Salvatore F. DiMasi and Kevin G. Honan for legislation to provide for the issuance of a distinctive registration plate to restore, preserve and enhance the Charles River Esplanade;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

 Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Morrissey, for the committee on Government Regulations, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2049), a Bill authorizing the town of Rockland to issue 3 additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (Senate, No. 2072) [Local approval received on Senate, No. 2049];
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.  

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Chandler) “congratulating Jeanne Angela Barboni.”

Report 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 Stephen M. Brewer and Anne M. Gobi for legislation relative to retirement buy-back for service in the Peace Corps by state employees.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Tolman, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Public Service.
Sent to the House for concurrence.  

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4129) of Joseph C. Sullivan, Michael W. Morrissey and Brian A. Joyce that the town of Braintree be authorized to transfer a certain parcel of park land located in said town,— was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 7B, to the committee on Local Affairs and Regional Government.  

Petition.

On motion of Mr. Hedlund, Senate Rule 20 and Joint Rule 12 were suspended on the petition, presented by Ms. Menard, (accompanied by bill) of Joan M. Menard, John F. Quinn and Mark A. Howland for legislation to authorize the Commissioner of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey certain land to the town of Lakeville,— and the same was referred to the committee on State Administration.
Sent to the House for concurrence.  

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 House Bill authorizing the town of Topsfield to grant to certain persons one day liquor licenses (House, No. 1480),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act authorizing the town of Topsfield to grant special liquor licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises”.  

The House Bill authorizing the town of Topsfield to grant a license for the sale of wines and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 1481) (its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading),— was read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.  

The House Bill authorizing the town of Topsfield to grant a license for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 1482) (its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading),— was read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.  

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill designating a certain bridge in the city known as the town of Methuen the “Patriots Bridge” (House, No. 3472,— on petition),— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Hedlund, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows “An Act designating a certain bridge in the city known as the town of Methuen as the Patriots’ Bridge.  

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tolman,—

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 further motion of Mr. Tolman, at ten minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o’clock A.M.