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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Thursday, October 10, 2002.

Met at five minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Ms. Melconian in the Chair) (having been appointed by the President, under authority conferred by Senate Rule 4, to perform the duties of the Chair).

Petition.

Mr. Knapik presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael R. Knapik, Brian P. Lees, Richard T. Moore, Robert L. Hedlund and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the registration of non-resident and Internet pharmacies,— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5348) of Marie J. Parente and Richard T. Moore (by vote to the town) relative to establishing a capital expenditure fund in the town of Mendon;
To the committee on Local Affairs.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5349) of Brian S. Dempsey (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to authorizing the appointment of Daniel J. McCarthy as a police officer in the city of Haverhill, notwithstanding the maximum age requirement;
To the committee on Public Service.  

Bills

Establishing a capital investments fund in the town of Rochester (House, No. 4623,— on petition) [Local approval received]; and

Relative to the eligibility of Robert Better for death and disability benefits under the cancer law (House, No. 5206, amended,— on petition) [Local approval received];
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Joyce) “congratulating Faustino Cimildoro on the occasion of his retirement”; and

Resolutions (filed by Messrs. McGee and Tisei) “on the occasion of the one hundredth anniversary of the founding of the Lynnfield Fire Department.”

Message from the Acting Governor.

A message from Her Honor the Lieutenant-Governor, Acting Governor, recommending legislation relative to the filing of a bond in certain pending litigation (Senate, No. 2484) a bond in certain pending litigation (Senate, No. 2484) (received in the office of the Clerk of the Senate on Wednesday, October 9, 2002 at seven minutes before five o’clock P.M.),— was referred to the Senate committee on Rules.

Subsequently, Ms. Menard, for the committee on Rules, reported that the bill (printed in Senate, No. 2484) ought to pass.
The bill was read. The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tisei, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.  

Petition.

On motion of Mr. Rosenberg, Senate Rule 20 and Joint Rule 12 were suspended on the petition, presented by Mr. Morrissey, (accompanied by bill) of Michael W. Morrissey, Bruce J. Ayers, A. Stephen Tobin and Ronald Mariano (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to authorize the city of Quincy to borrow money to pay for certain costs of health insurance benefits for employees and retirees of said city [Local approval received],— and the same was referred to the committee on Local Affairs.
Sent to the House for concurrence.  

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5350) of Paul C. Casey, Carol A. Donovan, Michael E. Festa and Richard R. Tisei relative to the selectmen-town administrator form of government,— was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Local Affairs.  

Matters Taken Out of the Orders of the Day.

There being no objection, the following matters were taken out of the Orders of the Day and considered, as follows:

The House Bill relative to the indemnification of retired police officers and fire fighters in the town of Halifax (House, No. 5003, changed),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.  

The House Bill relative to the charter of the town of Provincetown (House, No. 5057),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.  

The House Bill relative to the membership of the conservation commission of the town of Marion (House, No. 5113),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.  

The House Bill authorizing the town of Ware to issue an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 5121),— 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 the town of Ware to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not be drunk on the premises”.  

The House Bill relative to recall in the town of North Brookfield (House, No. 5150),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill authorizing Leona S. Ferrara to take the civil service examination for firefighter in the town of Mansfield notwithstanding maximum age requirement (see House, No. 5232) (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 and was signed by the Acting President and laid before the Acting Governor for her approbation.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Rosenberg,—

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Tuesday 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 twelve minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Chair (Ms. Melconian) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and at twenty-nine minutes before twelve o’clock noon, the Senate reassembled, Ms. Melconian in the Chair.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill relative to the police force in the town of Hopedale (printed in House, No. 5067,— being a message from Her Honor the Lieutenant-Governor, Acting Governor),— was read.

There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Rosenberg, 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 twenty-eight minutes before twelve o’clock noon, the Chair (Ms. Melconian) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and at three minutes before twelve o’clock noon, the Senate reassembled, Ms. Melconian in the Chair.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Engrossed Bills.

An engrossed Bill relative to the filing of a bond in certain pending litigation (see Senate Bill, printed in Senate, No. 2484.) (which originated in the Senate), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, was passed to be enacted and was signed by the Acting President and laid before the Acting Governor for her approbation.  

An engrossed Bill relative to the police force in the town of Hopedale (see House Bill, printed in House, No. 5067) (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 Acting Governor for her approbation.

On motion of Mr. Tisei, at two minutes before twelve o’clock noon, the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Tuesday at eleven o’clock A.M.