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Thursday, September 2, 2004.
Met at two minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Tolman in the Chair) (having been appointed by the President, under authority conferred by Senate Rule 4, to perform the duties of the Chair).
The Chair (Mr. Tolman), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
A communication from the Division of Unemployment Assistance (under the provisions of Section 14F of Chapter 151A of the General Laws as most recently amended by Section 6 of Chapter 142 of the Acts of 2003) relative to the condition of the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund for July 2004 (received Monday, August 30, 2004),— was placed on file.
Paper from the House.
A Bill providing for an early retirement incentive program for the city of Medford (House, No. 4961,— on petition) [Local approval received],— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Fargo) “honoring the seventeenth national reunion of the veteran seamen of the U.S.S. Altamaha”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Magnani) “honoring Nancy Morse.”
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 bills
Establishing the Taunton industrial improvement district in the city of Taunton (Senate, No. 2444); and
Authorizing certain terms for borrowing by the town of Falmouth for the acquisition and operation of a golf course (Senate, No. 2447);
Were severally read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.
The House Bill authorizing the town of Hingham to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 4896),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.
The House Bill relative to retirement rights of school committee appointees (House, No. 3960),— was read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.
Report of a Committee.
Mr. Shannon, for the committee on Bills in the Third Reading, to whom was referred the amendment recommended by Her Honor the Lieutenant-Governor, Acting Governor to the engrossed Bill relative to the disposition of certain land in the city of Lowell (Senate, No. 2421) [for message, see Senate, No. 2479],— reported, that the amendment recommended by Her Honor the Lieutenant-Governor, Acting Governor be adopted, as drafted.
The Chair (Mr. Tolman) stated that under the provisions of Article LVI of the Amendments to the Constitution, the bill was before the Senate subject to amendment and re-enactment.
The Senate then rejected the Lieutenant-Governor, Acting Governor’s amendment.
Mr. Panagiotakos presented an amendment striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 2482.
The amendment was adopted.
Sent to the House for its action.
Papers from the House.
An engrossed Bill relative to the Belchertown Economic Development and Industrial Corporation (see House, No. 4692) (which originated in the House), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, was passed to be enacted and was signed by the Acting President and laid before the Governor for his approbation.
An engrossed Bill validating the proceedings of the annual town meeting in the town of Brookfield (see House Bill, printed in House, No. 4756) (which originated in the House), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, was passed to be enacted, two-thirds of the members present having voted in the affirmative, and it was signed by the Acting President and laid before the Governor for his approbation.
The House Bill relative to child labor (House, No. 4891, printed as amended),— came from the House with the endorsement that the House had NON-concurred in the Senate amendment striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text contained in Senate document numbered 2424; and had appointed a committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two branches consisting of Representatives Rodrigues of Westport, Jehlen of Somerville and Evangelidis of Holdenon the part of the House.
On motion of Mr. Lees, the Senate insisted in its amendment, and concurred in the appointment of a committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two branches; and that Senators Hart, Morrissey and Lees were appointed to the committee of conference on the part of the Senate.
The bill was returned to the House endorsed accordingly.
On motion of Mr. Lees,—
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Tuesday 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. Lees, at nine minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Tuesday at eleven o’clock A.M.