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Met at one minute past eleven o’clock A.M.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5004) of Sharon M. Pollard (mayor), Steven A. Baddour, Arthur J. Broadhurst and others (with the approval of the city council) relative to the payment of annual retirement benefits to David San Antonio by the city known as the town of Methuen,— was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Public Service.
A Bill relative to the retirement allowance of Louis Caton of the town of Dartmouth (House, No. 5071, changed,— on petition) [Local approval received],— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Birmingham, Montigny, Antonioni, and Berry, Ms. Chandler, Ms. Creem, Ms. Fargo, Messrs. Glodis, Hart, Havern and Hedlund, Ms. Jacques, Messrs. Joyce and Magnani, Ms. Melconian, Ms. Menard, Messrs. Moore and Morrissey, Ms. Murray, Messrs. O’Leary, Pacheco and Panagiotakos, Ms. Resor, Messrs. Rosenberg and Shannon, Mrs. Sprague, Messrs. Tarr, Tisei and Tolman, Ms. Tucker, Ms. Walsh and Ms. Wilkerson) “in support of the 11,000 janitors in Massachusetts fighting for the American Dream”;
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Fargo) “congratulating Chris Hammer on his selection as the 2002 ‘Good Scout’ of Sudbury”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Hart) “on the occasion of the retirement of Allan R. Petrie and the seventieth birthday of Christine A. Petrie”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Magnani and Ms. Jacques) “on the occasion of the retirement of Richard Warren, PhD.”
Report 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 Guy W. Glodis, Timothy J. Toomey, Jr., Steven A. Baddour, Michael
J. Coppola and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide
for an early retirement incentive program for certain Parole Board employees.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Moore, 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.
Sent to the House for concurrence.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
The House Bill relative to the unemployment insurance system (House, No. 4452, amended),— came from the House with the endorsement that the House had NON-concurred in the Senate amendment inserting after section 16 the following section:—
“SECTION 16A. Notwithstanding section 14 of chapter 151A
of the General Laws, the experience rate of an employer qualifying for it under
subsection (b) of said section 14 of said chapter 151A shall be the rate which
appears in the column designated ‘B’ for calendar year 2003.”; and in section
17, by adding the following sentence:— “Section 16A shall take effect on January
On motion of Mr. Rosenberg, the Senate receded from its amendment.
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 President and laid before the Acting Governor for her approbation, to wit:
Relative to bank and credit union employees retirement associations (see Senate, No. 2338, amended);
Relative to the Nantucket Islands Land Bank (see House, No. 3659);
Providing for the leasing and construction of improvements to the Coolidge School in the town of Watertown (see House, No. 4424, amended);
Relative to the board of licensing commissioners in the city of Springfield (see House, No. 4743); and
Designating a certain bridge in the town of North Attleborough as the Women War Veterans of North Attleborough Memorial Bridge (see House, No. 5156).
A Bill relative to police powers in certain buildings
in the town of Framingham (House, No. 5186,— on petition) [Local approval received],—
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tolman, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.
Report of a Committee.
By Mr. Montigny, for the committee on Ways and Means,
that the House Bill establishing the Mashpee economic development and industrial
corporation (House, No. 4430),— ought to pass, with an amendment, striking out
all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate
document numbered 2478.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Melconian, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means. The bill, as amended, was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with the amendment.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.
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.
PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.
An engrossed Bill establishing a distinctive registration plate process (see House, No. 5028, amended) (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 re-enacted and was signed by the President and again laid before the Acting Governor for her approbation.
On motion of Mr. Tisei, at eight minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Monday at eleven o’clock A.M.