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Tuesday, October 9, 2001.
Met at two minutes past eleven o’clock A.M.
Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:
By Mr. Antonioni, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Robert A. Antonioni, Peter J. Larkin, Richard T. Moore, Brian P. Lees and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish an appeals process for teacher certification exam candidates;
By Mr. Morrissey, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael W. Morrissey and Bruce J. Ayers for legislation to authorize the Department of Highways to acquire lands in Quincy and Milton for the purposes of flood control;
By Mr. Nuciforo, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Andrea F. Nuciforo, Jr., Robert A. Havern, Richard T. Moore, J. James Marzilli, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to signs abutting the Massachusetts Turnpike; and
By Mr. Rosenberg, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stanley C. Rosenberg and Shaun P. Kelly that provision be made to allow the State Treasury to reimburse Major General Chester E. Gorski, Massachusetts Army National Guard, for legal expenses;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
Ms. Menard, for the committee on Rules, to whom was referred the Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Taxation to sit during the recess of the General Court for the purpose of making an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to income and excise taxes and tax expenditures (Senate, No. 1945), reported, in part, asking to be discharged from further consideration of
The Senate petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1654) of Cheryl A. Jacques and David P. Linsky for legislation to notify lessees of vehicles of any motor vehicle excise tax;
The Senate petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1729) of Charles E. Shannon for legislation relative to exemptions to the room occupancy excise tax;
The Senate petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1753) of Marian Walsh, Bruce E. Tarr, Susan C. Fargo and Dianne Wilkerson for legislation relative to the assessment of local taxes of resident owners of co-operative housing corporations; and
The Senate petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1757) of the Associated Industries of Massachusetts, by Robert Ruddock, Marian Walsh, Thomas J. O’Brien, John H. Rogers and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the rate of taxation of domestic corporations;
And recommending that the same severally be recommitted to the committee on Taxation.
Under Senate Rule 36, the reports were severally considered forthwith and accepted.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
Relative to expediting state and federal funding (House, No. 3936,— on petition) [Local approval received];
Relative to unemployment insurance rates (House, No 4531, amended,— on Senate, No. 63 and House, Nos. 231, 2853 and 3037); and
Providing for capital facility improvements and repairs for the Commonwealth
(House, No. 4603, amended,— on House, No. 4213);
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.
A Bill establishing a presumption relative to the disability retirement of a certain firefighter in the town of Clinton (House, No. 4332,— on House, No. 3978) [Local approval received on House, No. 3978],— on House, No. 3978) [Local approval received on House, No. 3978),— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.
The President announced the resignation of Senator Moore of Worcester and Norfolk as a member of the committee on Bills in the Third Reading and the appointment of Senator Brewer of Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin to fill the vacancy.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4641) of James P. Jajuga, Arthur J. Broadhurst and others (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to authorize the city known as the town of Methuen to enter into a lease agreement with Dispatch Communications of Londonderry, New Hampshire, notwithstanding the provisions of the uniform procurement law,— was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on State Administration.
An engrossed Bill validating the actions taken at the annual town meeting of the town of Eastham (see House Bill, printed in House, No. 4230) (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 was signed by the President and laid before the Acting Governor for her approbation.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Creem) “congratulating Brett Julius Lousararian upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Knapik) “in honor of the twentieth birthday of the Holyoke Children’s Museum”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Magnani and Ms. Jacques) “congratulating Virginia L. Lyster upon being selected as a recipient of the Harriett F. Siegel Shining Light Award”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. O’Leary) “congratulating Jack Barboza on the occasion of his one hundredth birthday”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating Mayor Thomas M. Menino.”
The President announced the resignation of Senator Brewer of Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin as a member of the committee on Bills in the Third Reading and the reappointment of Senator Moore of Worcester and Norfolk thereto.
On motion of Ms. Melconian,—
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again tomorrow at eleven o’clock A.M., and that the Clerk be directed to dispense with the printing of a calendar.
On motion of Mr. Knapik, at six minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following day at eleven o’clock A.M.