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Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Tuesday, September 4, 2001.

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


Distinguished Guests.

There being no objection, the President introduced members of the Milford Law Enforcement Explorer Post 29, sponsored by the Milford Police Department. The Post recently won First Place at the 8th Annual New Hampshire Law Enforcement Explorers Challenge Weekend. They were accompanied by their advisor, Officer John Tiernan of the Milford Police Department and were the guests of Senator Moore.


Committee Discharged.

Ms. Menard, for the committee on Rules, to whom was referred the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Public Service to make an investigation and study of several Senate documents relative to employment benefits (Senate, No. 2062) reports, in part, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the Senate petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1516) of Robert E. Travaglini for legislation relative to the Massachusetts Port Authority retirement system,— and recommending that the same be recommitted to the committee on Public Service.
Under Senate Rule 36, the report was considered forthwith and accepted.



A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4513) of Cory Atkins (by vote of the town) relative to creating a program to promote access to affordable housing in the town of Concord,— was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Housing and Urban Development.


A report of the committee on Natural Resources and Agriculture, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4463) of Deborah D. Blumer and David P. Magnani (by vote of the town) that the town of Framingham be authorized to establish an elderly discount program for water and sewer rates, and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Local Affairs,— was considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence.



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

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Chandler) “honoring Mary Ann Horner of Worcester as the 2001 recipient of the Irving J. Yarock Award.”


Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Melconian,—

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