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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Thursday, September 19, 2002.

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

Communication.

A 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 the fees relating to impartial medical examinations required in certain workers’ compensation cases (received Wednesday, August 28, 2002),— was placed on file.

 

Reports.

The following reports were severally read and placed on file:

A report of the Division of Employment and Training (under the provisions of Chapter 233 of the Acts of 1983) submitting its quarterly report on the condition of the Commonwealth’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund (received Wednesday, August 28, 2002);

A report of the Boston University/Chelsea Partnership (under the provisions of Section 13 of Chapter 133 of the Acts of 1989) submitting its report for 2002 (received Friday, August 30, 2002); and

A report of the Wonderland Greyhound Park, Inc. (under the provisions of Section 2 of Chapter 128C of the General Laws) submitting copies of simulcasting contracts entered into by Wonderland (received Monday, September 16, 2002).

Petitions.

Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:

By Mr. Antonioni, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Robert A. Antonioni, Patricia A. Walrath and Pamela P. Resor for legislation relative to the borrowing of money for the Nashoba Regional School District; and

By Mr. Glodis, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Guy W. Glodis, Timothy J. Toomey, Jr., Steven A. Baddour, Mark J. Carron and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide for an early retirement incentive program for certain Parole Board employees;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently. 

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Resor and Mr. Moore) “recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.”

 

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5337) of George N. Peterson and Guy W. Glodis relative to authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey an easement in a certain parcel of land in the town of Grafton,— was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on State Administration. 

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) recommending legislation relative to the retirement of certain employees of the town of Tewksbury (House, No. 5327),— was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Public Service.

 

Reports of Committees.

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 relative to the Nantucket Islands Land Bank (House, No. 3659).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence. 

By Mr. Montigny, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill providing for the leasing and construction of improvements to the Coolidge School in the town of Watertown (House, No. 4424, amended),— ought to pass.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence. 

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 relative to the board of licensing commissioners in the city of Springfield (House, No. 4743),— was read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

 

The House Bill providing for the recall of elected officials in the city of Salem (House, No. 4880, changed and amended),— was read a second time.
Pending the question on ordering the bill to a third reading, Mr. Berry presented an amendment in section 2, by striking out the sixth sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:— “The recall petition shall be returned and filed with the clerk within 21 days after the filing of the affidavit and signed by at least 15 per cent of the registered voters of the city as of the date the affidavit was filed with the city clerk, including a minimum of 100 registered voters residing in each district of the city, for any official elected at large, and for officials elected by district, signed by at least 15 per cent of the registered voters in the district the official sought to be recalled represents on the date the affidavit was filed with the clerk.”
The amendment was adopted.
The bill, as amended, was ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.

 

The House Bill designating a certain bridge in the town of North Attleborough as the Korean Women War Veterans of North Attleborough Memorial Bridge (House, No. 5156),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

 

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Emergency Preamble Adopted.

An engrossed Bill relative to bank and credit union employees retirement associations (see Senate, No. 2338, amended), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage and containing an emergency preamble,— was laid before the Senate; and, a separate vote being taken in accordance with the requirements of Article LXVII of the Amendments to the Constitution, the preamble was adopted, in concurrence, by a vote of 2 to 0.
The bill was signed by the Acting President and sent to the House for enactment.

 

Engrossed Bills.

The following engrossed bills (the first of which originated in the Senate), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, were severally passed to be enacted and were signed by the Acting President and laid before the Acting Governor for her approbation, to wit:

Allowing access for people raising or training dogs for the purpose of becoming service dogs to assist people with disabilities (see Senate, No. 1585);

Relative to civil service eligibility of the son of a deceased Boston police officer (see House, No. 5016); and

Increasing the membership of the board of selectmen of the town of Canton (see House, No. 5161).

 

Recess.

There being no objection, at sixteen minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Chair (Ms. Melconian) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at fourteen minutes before twelve o’clock noon, the Senate reassembled, Ms. Melconian in the Chair.

 

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill relative to acceptance of the Community Preservation Act in the town of Marblehead (see Senate Bill, printed in Senate, No. 2476) (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, two-thirds of the members present having voted in the affirmative, and it was signed by the Acting President and laid before the Acting Governor for her approbation. 

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,—

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. Tarr, at thirteen minutes before twelve o’clock noon, the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Monday at eleven o’clock A.M.