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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Thursday, October 18, 2001.

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

 

Report.

A report of the trustees of the Boston Metropolitan District (under the provisions of Section 2 of Chapter 383 of the Acts of 1929) submitting its annual report for the year 2000 (Senate, No. 2115) (received Monday, September 17, 2001),— was read and sent to the House for its information.

 

Report of a Committee.

By Ms. Tucker, for the committee on Human Services and Elderly Affairs, on Senate, Nos. 674 and 675, a Bill to require religious leaders and officials to be mandated reporters of child abuse (Senate, No. 2099);
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.

 

Committee Change.

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 Panagiotakos of First Middlesex to fill the vacancy.

Reports of Committees.

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 Stephen M. Brewer and Brian Knuuttila for legislation relative to the licensing of home inspectors.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Morrissey, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Government Regulations.

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 Stephen M. Brewer and Charles Holtz for legislation to authorize the private taping of elected officials.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Morrissey, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on the Judiciary.

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 Frederick E. Berry, Robert E. Travaglini, Thomas M. McGee, Edward G. Connolly and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to discounting tolls for frequent commuters in the Commonwealth.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Morrissey, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Transportation.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

 

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Birmingham, Morrissey, Clancy, Glodis, Havern and Lynch, Ms. Menard, Messrs. Montigny and Moore, Ms. Murray, Mr. Pacheco, Ms. Resor, Messrs. Rosenberg, Shannon, Tarr and Tolman, Ms. Walsh and Ms. Wilkerson) “on the retirement of W. Richard Monahan”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Brewer) “on the occasion of the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the incorporation of the town of New Braintree”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Brewer) “on the occasion of the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the North Brookfield Fire Department’s Annual Fireman’s Ball”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Hedlund) “on the dedication of Wessagussett Memorial Garden”;

Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Knapik and Lees) “honoring William and Emma Marie Bettencourt on the occasion of their fiftieth wedding anniversary”;

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating Daniel Alexander DiCenso of Stoughton upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Wilkerson) “on the occasion of the first State of Haitian-American Conference in the Commonwealth”; and

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Wilkerson, Messrs. Berry and Brewer, Ms. Chandler, Messrs. Clancy and Creedon, Ms. Creem, Ms. Fargo, Messrs. Glodis, Havern and Hedlund, Ms. Jacques, Messrs. Lees, Lynch, Magnani, Montigny, Moore and Morrissey, Ms. Murray, Messrs. O’Leary, Pacheco and Panagiotakos, Ms. Resor and Messrs. Rosenberg and Shannon, Mrs. Sprague, Messrs. Tarr, Tisei, Tolman and Travaglini and Ms. Tucker) “honoring Jack Williams as he celebrates the twentieth anniversary of ‘Wednesday’s Child’.”

 

Committee Change.

The President announced the resignation of Senator Panagiotakos of First Middlesex as a member of the committee on Bills in the Third Reading and the reappointment of Senator Moore of Worcester and Norfolk thereto.

 

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Rosenberg,—

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Monday 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 nine minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Monday at eleven o’clock A.M.