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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.
Monday, September 13, 2004.
Met at five minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Hart 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. Hart), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
Reports of Committees.
Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Senate Ethics and Rules, to whom
was referred the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on
Local Affairs and Regional Government to make an investigation and study of
certain Senate documents relative to municipal matters (Senate, No. 2357),—
reports, in part, a “Bill regulating mobile home parks in the town of Winchendon”
(Senate, No. 2199);
Read and referred, under Senate Rule 27, to the committee on Ways and Means.
Mr. Magnani, for the committee on Steering and Policy, reported that the following matters be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session:
The House bills
Designating a certain bridge in the Hyde Park section of the city of Boston
as the Joseph M. Kearney Bridge (House, No. 293);
Designating a certain bridge in the Hyde Park section of the city of Boston as the Thomas J. Geraghty Bridge (House, No. 294);
Relative to the board of directors of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (House, No. 2844);
Relative to the protection of inland waters (House, No. 3561, amended);
Relative to kayaks (House, No. 4456, changed);
Establishing the Mattapoisett River Valley water district (House, No. 4839);
Prohibiting the recording of certain productions (House, No. 4863); and
Relative to disability insurance (House, No. 5018).
Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ethics and Rules, to whom was referred
the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Criminal Justice
to sit during the recess of the General Court to make an investigation and study
of a certain Senate document (Senate, No. 2363), reported, asking to be discharged
from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate No.
2324) of Linda J. Melconian, Sheila A. Pecor and Richard T. Moore for legislation
authorizing negligence per se for vehicular homicide while driving with a suspended
or revoked license,— and recommending that the same be recommitted to the
committee on Criminal Justice.
Under Senate Rule 36, the report was considered forthwith and accepted.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5075) of Thomas M. Stanley (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to the construction of a veterans memorial and community bandstand in the city of Waltham,— was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Local Affairs and Regional Government.
A Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Noreen Whitaker, an employee of the Department of Fire Services (House, No. 5065,— on petition),— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Knapik) “in celebration of Polish-American Heritage Month”;
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Murray) “on the celebration of National Alcoholic and Drug Addiction Recovery Month and the observance of September twenty-second as Massachusetts Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Day”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Joshua W. Roe upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout.”
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 providing for the annual observance of World War II Commemoration Day (House, No. 1201),— was read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.
The House Bill providing for an early retirement incentive program for the city of Medford (House, No. 4961),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.
On motion of Mr. Lees,—
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.
PAPER FROM THE HOUSE
An engrossed Bill relative to the definition of Korean War veteran (see Senate, No. 2136) (which originated in the Senate), 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.
On motion of Mr. Knapik, at ten minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o’clock A.M.