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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Thursday, September 6, 2001.

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

 

Report of a Committee.

Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Steering and Policy, reported that the following matter be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session:

The House report of the committee on Insurance, ought NOT to pass, on so much of the recommendations of the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation (House, No. 8) as relates to the practice of dentistry and dental hygiene (accompanied by bill, House, No. 40).

 

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A message from Her Honor the Lieutenant-Governor, Acting Governor (under the provisions of Article LXXXIX of the Amendments to the Constitution) recommending legislation relative to voting precincts in the town of Ludlow (House, No. 4518),— was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Election Laws.

 

Bills

Providing for the annual observance of safe schools week (House, No. 2983,— on petition); and

Validating the action taken at the annual town election held in the town of Duxbury (printed in House, No. 4492,— being a message from Her Honor the Lieutenant-Governor, Acting Governor);

Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.

 

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Berry) “congratulating Josiah Augustus Spaulding, Jr. on the occasion of his fiftieth birthday”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Birmingham) “commemorating the observance of ‘Performance Recognition Day’”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Rosenberg) “honoring the Pacific Lodge of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Amherst”;

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “honoring Mary G. DeSilva of Seekonk on the occasion of her one hundredth birthday”;

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “on the historic significance of the town of Stoughton”;

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “in recognition of William F. Fitzgibbons’ 34 years of faithful service to the town of Walpole”; and

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Wilkerson) “honoring Walter R. Butler III”.

Reports 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 Michael W. Morrissey for legislation relative to license renewal provisions for real estate appraisal trainees.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Ms. Chandler, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Government Regulations.

 

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 Michael W. Morrissey for legislation relative to providing retirement buyback provisions for retired teachers with armed services experience.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Ms. Chandler, 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.

Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

 

Engrossed Bill — Amended.

The engrossed Bill relative to electronic communication with shareholders (see Senate, No. 1792, changed and amended) (which originated in the Senate), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage,— was laid before the Senate.
There being no objection, on motion of Mr. Magnani, Senate Rule 49 was suspended.
The same Senator offered an amendment, striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 2108.
The amendment was adopted.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.

 

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Melconian,—

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Monday 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 twenty-two minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Monday at eleven o’clock A.M.