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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.
Tuesday, October 15, 2002.
Met at two minutes past eleven o’clock A.M.
A communication was received from the President announcing the following appointments:
The Senator from Middlesex, Mr. Panagiotakos, the Senator from Suffolk, Ms. Wilkerson, the Senator from Bristol, Ms. Menard, the Senator from Essex and Middlesex, Ms. Tucker, and the Senator from Middlesex, Mr. Tisei, to the special commission established (pursuant to section 4A of Chapter 97 of the Acts of 2002) relative to state assisted family public housing in the Commonwealth;
The Senator from Hampshire and Franklin, Mr. Rosenberg, the Senator from Berkshire, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin, Mr. Nuciforo, the Senator from Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth, Mrs. Sprague, Mr. David L. Jegen and Ms. Carol Meier to the special commission established (pursuant to section 6 of chapter 142 of the Acts of 2002) relative to enterprisewide recommendations regarding the Commonwealth’s infrastructure;
The Senator from Worcester and Norfolk, Mr. Moore, to the advisory board (pursuant to section 217(b) of Chapter 184 of the Acts of 2002) relative to the dental caseload capacity pilot program in Worcester county;
The Senator from Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin, Mr. Brewer, and the Senator from Plymouth and Bristol, Mr. Pacheco, to the special commission (pursuant to section 234 of Chapter 184 of the Acts of 2002) relative to the vitality of the dairy farming industry;
The Senator from Bristol, Mr. Montigny, the Senator from Middlesex, Mr. Havern, the Senator from Middlesex, Norfolk and Worcester, Mr. Magnani, and the Senator from Hampden and Hampshire, Mr. Knapik, to the special commission (pursuant to section 236 of Chapter 184 of the Acts of 2002) relative to financing the obligations of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, Metropolitan Highway system, Massport Authority and Central Artery project (pursuant to section 236 of Chapter 184 of the Acts of 2002);
The Senator from Norfolk and Plymouth, Mr. Morrissey, the Senator from Middlesex, Mr. Shannon, and the Senator from Plymouth and Norfolk, Mr. Hedlund, to the special commission (pursuant to section 238 of Chapter 184 of the Acts of 2002) on licensing and regulation of cable television operations; and
The Senator from Bristol, Ms. Menard, to the commission (pursuant to Executive Order 441) relative to potential expansion of legalized gaming.
Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:
By Mr. Lees, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Brian P. Lees for legislation relative to antique police vehicles operated by any person not on official business; and
By the same Senator, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Brian P. Lees
for legislation establishing a sick leave bank for Anello Ravosa, an employee
of the state lottery commission;
Severally, 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. 5351) of Paul J. Donato (with the approval of the mayor and city council) that the city of Medford be authorized to implement an early retirement incentive program for certain employees of said city; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5352) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr.,
Paul C. Casey and Richard R. Tisei (by vote of the town) relative to the appointment
of retired police officers in the town of North Reading;
Severally to the committee on Public Service.
Validating action taken at the annual town election held by the town of Huntington (printed in House, No. 5140,— being a message from Her Honor the Lieutenant-Governor, Acting Governor); and
Authorizing the town of Norwood to issue an additional alcoholic beverage
license (House, No. 5305,— on petition);
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.
A Bill relative to the South Hadley Housing Authority (House, No. 5241,— on petition) [Local approval received],— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.
House Order — Amended.
The House Order relative to extending until Tuesday, December 31, 2002, the time within which joint standing committees and the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently be granted to make reports on all matters referred to them, which had been previously amended by the Senate by striking out the words “Tuesday, December 31” and inserting in place thereof the words “Monday, September 30”, came from the House with the endorsement that the House concurred with the Senate in its amendment with a further amendment, striking out the words “Monday, September 30” and inserting in place thereof the words “Thursday, October 31”.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Moore and the further House amendment
was considered forthwith. Pending the question on adoption of the further House
amendment, Ms. Menard presented a still further amendment by striking out the
words “Thursday, October 31, 2002” and inserting in place thereof the words
“Monday, November 4, 2002”.
The still further amendment was adopted.
The further House amendment, as amended, was then adopted.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the still further amendment.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating the Coyle-Cassidy Warriors Softball Team as the 2002 Division II State Champions”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “on the occasion of the one-hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the Middleboro Gazette”;
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Resor) “honoring Annette Leahy for her outstanding service to the Marlborough Hospital”;
Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating Walter C. Tillinghast on receiving the 2002 Friends of Christopher Columbus ‘Person of the Year’ award ”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Tisei) “honoring Scott M. Bock for his years of service to Riverside Community Care”; and
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Wilkerson) “on the occasion of the fortieth pastoral anniversary of Bishop Nellie C. Yarborough.”
PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.
A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5353) of A. Stephen Tobin, Michael W. Morrissey, Bruce J. Ayers and Ronald Mariano for legislation to authorize the Trial Court to establish a sick leave bank for Colleen McDonald, an employee of said court,— was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on the Judiciary.
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 validating the actions taken at the special town meeting held by the town of Rockland (printed in House, No. 5153),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.
On motion of Mr. Rosenberg,—
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 seven minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o’clock A.M.