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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Monday, September 16, 2002.

Met at three minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Travaglini in the Chair) (having been appointed by the President, under authority conferred by Senate Rule 4, to perform the duties of the Chair).

Communications.

The following communications were severally placed on file:

Communication from the Executive Office for Administration and Finance (under Section 3B of Chapter 7 of the General Laws) submitting notice of the Secretary’s intention to increase certain filing fees of the Appellate Tax Board; relating to certain fees charged by the Registry of Motor Vehicles; relating to certain fees charged by the Division of Occupational Safety and increasing the active and inactive license fees for hazardous waste professionals (received Wednesday, September 11, 2002); and

Communication from the Executive Office for Administration and Finance (under Section 3B of Chapter 7 of the General Laws) submitting notice of the Secretary’s intention to amend certain corporate and security filing fees administered by the Secretary of State, and relating to increasing certain fees charged by the Radiation Control Program of the Department of Public Health (received Monday, September 16, 2002).

Petition.

Mr. Glodis presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Guy W. Glodis for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Natasha Searcy, an employee of the Trial Court of the Commonwealth,— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.  

Report of a Committee.

Ms. Resor, 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 Bill requiring the posting of security for the seizure and impoundment of animals (House, No. 2202).

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5334) of Peter V. Kocot and Michael R. Knapik (by vote of the town) that the licensing authority of the town of Southampton be authorized to issue an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises to Shree Gurudev Corporation, d/b/a Southampton Beer and Wine;
To the committee on Government Regulations.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5335) of Peter V. Kocot and Stanley C. Rosenberg (by vote of the town) relative to validating the acts and proceedings at a certain town caucus in the town of Westhampton;
To the committee on Local Affairs.  

Bills

Relative to certain operators of motor vehicles (House, No. 3601,— on petition); and

Requiring audible warning devices for certain motor vehicles (House, No. 3780, changed and amended,— on petition);
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 considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Creedon) “recognizing POW/MIA Day”;

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Creem) “relative to the Interfaith Vigil Against Hate 2002”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Hedlund) “congratulating Gerald E. Dwight on the occasion of his eightieth birthday”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Moore) “on Freedom’s Answer Day”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Shannon) “honoring Lillian Meade Boyde on the occasion of her one hundredth birthday.”

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill increasing the membership of the board of selectmen of the town of Canton (House, No. 5161,— on House, No. 4687),— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Fargo, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.  

Matter Taken Out of the Orders of the Day.

There being no objection, the following matter was taken out of the Orders of the Day and considered, as follows:

The House Bill relative to representative town government in Framingham (House, No. 5164, changed),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.  

Message from the Acting Governor.

A message from Her Honor the Lieutenant-Governor, Acting Governor (under the provisions of Section 8 of Article LXXXIX of the Amendments to the Constitution relative to acceptance of the Community Preservation Act in the town of Marblehead (printed in Senate, No. 2476) (received in the office of the Clerk of the Senate on Monday, September 16, 2002 at seventeen minutes past ten o’clock A.M.),— was referred, on motion of Mr. Knapik, to the committee on Rules.
Subsequently, Ms. Menard, for the said committee reported recommending that the bill accompanying the message ought to pass. The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Knapik, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.  

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill establishing the position of treasurer-collector in the town of North Attleborough (see House, No. 5231) (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 Acting Governor for her approbation.  

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Fargo,—

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