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Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Tuesday, October 14, 2003.

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

The Senator from Middlesex, Ms. Fargo, then led the Chair (Mr. Rosenberg), members, guests and employees in the recitation of the pledge of allegiance to the flag.


Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:

By Ms. Fargo, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Susan C. Fargo for legislation to authorize and direct the Teachers’ Retirement Board to grant creditable service to Suzanna Szeto; and

By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Marc R. Pacheco, Thomas F. Reilly, Attorney General, and James H. Fagan for legislation to increase options in the case of loss of group health insurance coverage;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.  



Designating the Pegan Cove property in the town of Natick as the Tony Anniballi Memorial Park at Pegan Cove (House, No. 3367,— on petition); and

Relative to the duties of the clerk and assistant clerks of the Supreme Judicial Court for Suffolk County (House, No. 4211,— on House, No. 954);
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.  


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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Knapik) “in honor of National Magic Week”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Morrissey) “recognizing Captain Peter Austin on the occasion of his retirement”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “in recognition of Joseph Sabado Gallo on receiving the Friends of Christopher Columbus 2003 ‘Person of the Year Award’.”


A Bill relative to the issuance of pension funding bonds by the city of Fall River (House, No. 3996,— on petition) [Local approval received],— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Brewer, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.  

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4228) of William G. Greene, Jr., and other members of the General Court relative to the Inland Fisheries and Game Fund,— was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Natural Resources and Agriculture.  

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill relative to drag racing in the city of Springfield (see House, No. 3835, amended) (which, originated in the House), having been certified by the Assistant Clerk, Acting Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, was passed to be re-enacted and was signed by the Acting President and again laid before the Governor for his approbation.  

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Knapik,—

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. Knapik, at eleven minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o’clock A.M.