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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Tuesday, September 30, 2003.

Met at five minutes past two o’clock P.M. (Mr. Havern 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. Havern), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Petitions.

Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:

By Mr. Glodis, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Guy W. Glodis for legislation relative to moving violation surcharges;

By Mr. Joyce, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Brian A. Joyce, Jo Ann Sprague, Marian Walsh and other members of the General Court for legislation to authorize the Executive Office of Transportation and Construction and the Massachusetts Highway Department to complete the route 128 add-a-lane and route I-95/ 128/University Avenue interchange project utilizing an alternative form of procurement; and

By Ms. Resor, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Pamela P. Resor and Geoffrey D. Hall for legislation to further regulate trade;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.  

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Magnani, for the committee on Public Service, on petition, a Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Joseph J. Primeau, an employee of the Division of Industrial Accidents (Senate, No. 2089);
Read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.  

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Messages were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to accounts of guardians (House, No. 4187); and

Message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to a spouse’s share of property not disposed by will (House, No. 4188);
Severally to the committee on the Judiciary.  

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4195) of Barry R. Finegold, David M. Torrisi, Michael J. Sullivan (mayor) and others (members of the city council) (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to certain elected offices in the city of Lawrence; and

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4196) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Bradford Hill and Bruce E. Tarr (by vote of the town) that the town of Middleton be authorized to grant an easement to Maritimes and Northeast Pipeline, L.L.C., a Delaware limited liability company;
Severally to the committee on Local Affairs and Regional Government.

A Bill providing for the annual observance of certain Civil War infantry regiments days (House, No. 1764,— on petition),— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.

A Bill authorizing the town of Saugus to continue the employment of police officer Peter Cicolini (House, No. 4115,— on House, No. 2011) [Local approval received on House, No. 2011],— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

A report of the committee on Taxation, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (sections 1, 3 and 4) (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1961) of Ronald Mariano and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide certain tax credits for the costs associated with liquid fuel tank upgrades in order to prevent residential liquid fuel spills into the environment, and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Natural Resources and Agriculture,— was considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence.  

Recess.

There being no objection, at six minutes past two o’clock P.M., the Chair (Mr. Havern) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at twenty-nine minutes past four o’clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, Mr. Havern in the Chair.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill validating action taken at an annual town meeting and a special town meeting held in the town of Leicester (see House Bill, printed in House, No. 4123) (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, two-thirds of the members present having voted in the affirmative, and it was signed by the Acting President and laid before the Governor for his approbation.  

A Bill relative to improvement of the sex offender registry (House, No. 4194,— on House, No. 3806),— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. McGee, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.  

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. McGee,—

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.

Recess.

There being no objection, at twenty-two minutes before five o’clock P.M., the Chair (Mr. Havern) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at three minutes before five o’clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, Mr. Havern in the Chair.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill relative to certain capital spending authorizations (printed in House, No. 4132, amended,— being a message from His Excellency the Governor),— was read.
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.  

Recess.

There being no objection, at one minute past five o’clock P.M., the Chair (Mr. Havern) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at twenty-one minutes before seven o’clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, Mr. Havern in the Chair.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Emergency Preambles Adopted; Engrossed Bills Enacted.

An engrossed Bill relative to improvement of the sex offender registry (see House, No. 4194, 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.

Subsequently, the bill, which originated in the House, came from the House with the endorsement that it had been enacted in that branch.
The Senate then passed the bill to be enacted; and it was signed by the Acting President and laid before the Governor for his approbation.  

An engrossed Bill relative to certain capital spending authorizations (see House Bill, printed in House, No. 4132, 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.

Subsequently, the bill, which originated in the House, came from the House with the endorsement that it had been enacted in that branch.
The Senate then passed the bill to be enacted; and it was signed by the Acting President and laid before the Governor for his approbation.

On motion of Mr. Tarr, at thirteen minutes before seven o’clock P.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o’clock A.M.