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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Monday, September 24, 2001.

Met at one minute past eleven o’clock A.M.

 

Petitions.

Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:

By Mr. Morrissey, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael W. Morrissey, Robert L. Hedlund and Joseph C. Sullivan (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to the town of Braintree’s enhanced emergency telephone system [Local approval received]; and

By Ms. Tucker, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Susan C. Tucker and Barry R. Finegold for legislation to further regulate community preservation;

Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

 

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A message from Her Honor the Lieutenant-Governor, Acting Governor, recommending legislation relative to providing additional funding for the Central Artery/Ted Williams Tunnel Project (House, No. 4561),— was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Transportation. 

A Bill validating the actions taken at the annual town meeting of the town of Eastham (printed in House, No. 4230,— being a message from Her Honor the Lieutenant-Governor, Acting Governor),— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.

 

Communications.

The Clerk read the following communication:

 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
MASSACHUSETTS SENATE
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON 02133-1053

 

September 24, 2001.

Mr. Patrick F. Scanlan
Clerk of the Massachusetts Senate
State House, Room 335
Boston, Massachusetts 02133

Dear Mr. Clerk:

Due to a family commitment, it was necessary that I leave the Senate session prior to the final vote relative to the production and preservation of affordable housing in the Commonwealth (House, No. 4284).

Had I been present, I would have voted in the affirmative on the above matter. I would appreciation your assistance with the printing of this communication in today’s Senate Journal. Thank you in advance for your assistance.


Sincerely,
ROBERT S. CREEDON, JR.,
State Senator,
Second Plymouth and Bristol District.

On motion of Mr. Clancy, the above statement was ordered printed in the Journal of the Senate.

The Clerk read the following communication:

 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
MASSACHUSETTS SENATE
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON 02133-1053

 

September 21, 2001.

Mr. Patrick F. Scanlan, Clerk
Massachusetts State Senate
State House, Room 335
Boston, Massachusetts 02133

Dear Mr. Clerk:

On Thursday, September 20th, I was away from the State House, due to a scheduling conflict, and I was therefore unable to be present for the roll call vote (on engrossment) taken on the following item:

An Act Relative to the Production and Preservation of Affordable Housing in the Commonwealth (H. 4284).

Had I been present, I would have voted in the affirmative on this matter.

I would appreciate your assistance with the printing of this communication in the Senate journal. Thank you in advance for your help with this request.

Sincerely,
ROBERT E. TRAVAGLINI,
Senate Majority Whip.

On motion of Mr. Rosenberg, the above statement was ordered printed in the Journal of the Senate.

 

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Fargo) “on the retirement of Wayland Police Chief Gerald ‘Gerry’ Galvin”;

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Tucker) “observing Mental Illness Awareness Week in the Commonwealth”; and

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Wilkerson) “honoring the Villa Victoria community on its thirty-third anniversary.”

 

Bill Previously Recalled from the Acting Governor
Laid Before the Senate.

The engrossed Bill authorizing the town of Lancaster to place certain questions relative to the sale of alcoholic beverages on the town’s election ballot (see House, No. 4181, amended) which, at a previous session, had been returned by Her Honor the Lieutenant-Governor, Acting Governor, at the request of the Senate,— was laid before the Senate.

There being no objection, on motion of Ms. Melconian, the Senate reconsidered the vote by which, at a previous session, it had passed the bill to be enacted.
On motion of the same Senator, Senate Rule 49 was suspended.
Mr. Antonioni presented an amendment, in section 1, in clause (b), by striking out, in line 4, the words “restaurant alcohol licenses of any type” and inserting in place thereof the following words:— “such licenses”; and by striking out, in lines 9 and 10, the words “restaurant alcoholic licenses of any type” and inserting in place thereof the following words:— “such licenses”.
The amendments were adopted.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendments.

 

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.
Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill making certain appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2002, before final action on the General Appropriation Bill for that fiscal year (see House Bill, printed in House, No. 4551) (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 President and laid before the Acting Governor for her approbation.

 

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Melconian,—

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again tomorrow at one o’clock P.M.

On motion of Mr. Knapik, at twelve minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following day at one o’clock P.M.