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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.
Monday, October 7, 2002.
Met at seven minutes past eleven o’clock A.M.
A communication from the Governor’s Highway Safety Bureau relative to its occupant protection improvement plan (received Monday, September 23, 2002),— was placed on file.
The following reports were severally read and placed on file:
A report of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority (under the provisions of Section 9 of Chapter 87 of the Acts of 2000) submitting its quarterly report on the Central Artery/Tunnel Project (received Monday, September 23, 2002); and
A report of the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (under the provisions of Section 10 of Chapter 221A of the General Laws) submitting its annual report for fiscal year 2002 (received Monday, September 30, 2002).
The following reports were severally read and sent to the House for its information:
A report of the Department of Public Health (under the provisions of Sections 5 and 20 of Chapter 111 of the General Laws) relative to inspection of MCI Plymouth (received Friday, September 27, 2002); and
A report of the Department of Public Health (under the provisions of Sections 5 and 20 of Chapter 111 of the General Laws) relative to inspection of the Barnstable County House of Correction and Jail (received Monday, September 30, 2002).
Reports of Committees.
By Mr. Glodis, for the committee on Public Safety, on petition, a Bill relative to the appointment of special police officers at the Crane Reservation (Senate, No. 2482) [Local approval received];
By Ms. Chandler, for the committee on Public Service, on the recommitted petition, a Bill further regulating the rights of certain employees of the city of Revere who were laid off in the years 1981 and 1982 (Senate, No. 2020) [Local approval received]; and
By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill removing
the position of plumbing inspector from civil service and appointment by the
Board of Selectmen (Senate, No. 2481) [Local approval received];
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
A Bill relative to the taxation of certain income (House, No. 1890,— on petition),— was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.
Relative to the charter of the town of Provincetown (House, No. 5057,— on petition) [Local approval received]; and
Relative to the membership of the conservation commission of the town of Marion
(House, No. 5113,— on petition) [Local approval received];
Were severally 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 and Shannon) “congratulating Somerville High School on the occasion of its 150th anniversary”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Hart) “congratulating Mary Gail Black Walsh on her retirement from the Boston Public Schools”;
Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Moore, Joyce, Brewer, Magnani and Rosenberg) “honoring His Holiness Pope John Paul II”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. O’Leary) “honoring the late Robert Conway for his years of service to the community of Barnstable and the dedication of Barnstable High School Building M”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Panagiotakos) “congratulating Theoharis C. Theoharides, Ph.D., M.D.”
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 the forming of a municipal golf course in the town of Bridgewater (House, No. 5094),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act authorizing borrowing for a municipal golf course in the town of Bridgewater”.
PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.
An engrossed Bill relative to the retirement of certain employees of the town of Tewksbury (see House Bill, printed in House, No. 5327) (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 President and laid before the Acting Governor for her approbation.
On motion of Ms. Melconian,—
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. Lees, at ten minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o’clock A.M.