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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Wednesday, October 20, 2003.

Met at four minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Tolman in the Chair).

The Chair (Mr. Tolman), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Petitions.

Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:

By Ms. Jacques (by request), a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Craig Edward Rourke for legislation relative to the observance of the World Series champions, the Boston Red Sox; and

By the same Senator (by request), a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Craig Edward Rourke for legislation to designate “Red Sox Rock” as the official Commonwealth cheer for the Boston Red Sox;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Reports of a Committee.

By Ms. Resor, for the committee on Natural Resources and Agriculture, on petition, a Bill to amend the conservation restrictions and agricultural preservation statutes (Senate, No. 1192);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill authorizing the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority to grant access to its sewer system to a certain property in the town of Hingham (Senate, No. 1221);

By the same Senator; for the same committee, on petition, a Bill authorizing the town of Weymouth Norfolk County to grant access to its sewer system and to assess charges therefor (Senate, No. 1222);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill to facilitate homeowners remediating heating oil spills (Senate, No. 1225); and

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill to promote sound fisheries management (Senate, No. 1266);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

By Ms. Resor, for the committee on Natural Resources and Agriculture, on petition, a Bill further regulating certain structures to be exempted from certain harbor lines along the Merrimack River in the city of Haverhill (Senate, No. 1188);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill authorizing municipalities to petition for public involvement plans in cases of hazardous material sites (Senate, No. 1234); and

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1185), a Bill relative to hunter education (Senate, No. 2111);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4235) of Douglas W. Petersen (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the town of Marblehead to establish fines for certain parking violations;
To the committee on Public Safety.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4236) of Shaun P. Kelly and Andrea F. Nuciforo, Jr., (by vote of the town) relative to the retirement and health benefits of certain officials of the town of Richmond;

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4237) of Benjamin Swan and other members of the General Court (with the approval of the mayor and city council) that certain demoted fire fighters in the city of Springfield by authorized to take promotional examinations; and

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4238) of Sean T. O’Donovan, Dorothy A. Kelly Gay (mayor) and others (with the approval of the board of aldermen) that the city of Somerville be authorized to appoint special police officers;
Severally to the committee on Public Service.

A report of the committee on Public Safety, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2656) of Peter J. Koutoujian that the Department of Corrections be required to test all inmates for Hepatitis C prior to being paroled, and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Health Care,— was considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence.

A report of the committee on Public Safety, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3215) of Kathi-Anne Reinstein and others relative to surcharges on car rental transactions in cities and towns, and recommending that the same be referred to the House committee on Ways and Means,— was considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence, insomuch as relates to the discharge of the joint committee.

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Wilkerson) “on the retirement of Rosebud C. Holland”; and

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Wilkerson) “honoring William ‘Bill’ Pinkney.”

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 Senate Bill relative to driving under the influence (Senate, No. 1348, changed),— was read a second time.

Pending the main question on ordering the bill to a third reading, on motion of Ms. Murray, the bill was referred, under the provisions of Senate Rule 27, to the committee on Ways and Means.

The House, Bill authorizing the town of Milford to issue an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 3878),— 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 Milford to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises”.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4243) of William Francis Galvin, Stephen J. Buoniconti and Linda J. Melconian for legislation to authorize cities and towns to lease or purchase certain automatic tabulating equipment for elections,— was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Election Laws.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tisei,—

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Wednesday next at eleven o’clock A.M., and that the Clerk be directed to dispense with the printing of a calendar.

On motion of Mrs. Sprague, at eight minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Wednesday at eleven o’clock A.M.