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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

Wednesday, October 10, 2001.

Met at two minutes past eleven o’clock A.M.

Petitions.

Mr. Moore presented a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2138) of Richard T. Moore and Mark J. Carron (by vote of the town) for legislation to establish an elected water and sewer commission in the town of Charlton [Local approval received],— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Local Affairs.

Sent to the House for concurrence. 

Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:

By Ms. Chandler, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Harriette L. Chandler, James Leary, Richard T. Moore, Stephen M. Brewer and other members of the General Court for legislation to reduce medication waste in facilities in the Commonwealth; and

By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Marc R. Pacheco and William M. Straus (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to establishing a capital investment fund in the town of Rochester [Local approval received];
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.  

Reports of a Committee.

By Ms. Walsh, for the committee on Taxation, on the recommitted petition, a Bill relative to the deduction of health insurance payments for self-employed individuals (Senate, No. 1630);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on the recommitted petition, a Bill relative to exemptions to the room occupancy excise (Senate, No. 1729); and

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on the recommitted petition, a Bill making a technical correction to the tax rate on corporations (Senate, No. 1757);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

 

By Ms. Walsh, for the committee on Taxation, on the recommitted petition, a Bill to notify lessees of vehicles of any motor vehicle excise tax (Senate, No. 1654); and

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on the recommitted petition, a Bill relative to the assessment of local taxes of resident owners of cooperative housing corporations (Senate, No. 1753);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A message from Her Honor the Lieutenant-Governor, Acting Governor, recommending legislation relative to promoting public safety in the Commonwealth (House, No. 4621),— was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Public Safety.  

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Montigny, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill providing equitable coverage of services under health plans (Senate, No. 805),— ought to pass, with an amendment, substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2139).

There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Chandler, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means.

The bill (Senate, No. 2139) was then ordered to a third reading.  

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 Senate Bill clarifying the definition of physician (Senate, No. 536, changed) (its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading),— was read a third time.

Pending the question on passing the bill to be engrossed, Mr. Moore moved that the bill be amended by inserting after the word “medicine”, in line 10, the following words:— “as a physician”; by inserting after the word “licensed”, in lines 12 and 15, in each instance, the following words:— “and practicing”; by inserting after the words “physician assistant by individuals licensed” (as changed by the committee) the following words:— “and practicing”; and by adding the following sentence:— “A person who violates this section shall be punished by a fine of not less than $100 and not more than $1,000 or by imprisonment for not less than 30 days and not more than 1 year in the house of corrections, or by both such fine and imprisonment.”.

This amendment was adopted.
Pending the main question on passing the bill to be engrossed, on further motion of Mr. Moore, the further consideration thereof was postponed until the next session.  

Reports of a Committee.

By Mr. Creedon, for the committee on the Judiciary, on the recommitted petition, a Bill relative to a statewide grand jury (Senate, No. 907).
The bill was read. There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Creedon, and the bill was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.

 

By Mr. Creedon, for the committee on the Judiciary, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 904), a Bill relative to the issuance of subpoenas for records of providers of electronic communication services (Senate, No. 2137).
The bill was read. There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Moore, and the bill was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.

 

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill providing for the filling of vacancies in the city known as the town of Agawam (House No. 4273,— on petition) [Local approval received],— was read.
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.

 

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Montigny, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill relative to the net school spending of the Southern Worcester County Regional Vocational School District (printed as Senate, No. 1864),— ought to pass.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Moore, and the bill was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.  

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 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.

Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Tolman, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Transportation.

Sent to the House for concurrence. 

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Chandler,—

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

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