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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, October 21, 2002.

Met at one minute 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).

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Richard F. Ryan III, an employee of the Trial Court of the Commonwealth (House, No. 5319, amended,— on petition), was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

A Bill relative to dog license fees for senior citizens (House, No. 3054, changed,— on petition),— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.

A Bill relative to residency requirements for candidates for local office in the city of Newton (House, No. 5210,— on petition) [Local approval received],— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Tolman, for the committee on Local Affairs, on petition, a Bill authorizing the city of Quincy to pay or provide for health insurance benefits to its employees and retirees (Senate, No. 2487) [Local approval received],— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Moore, 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.

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Birmingham) “congratulating Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church in Cambridge on its two hundred and sixtieth anniversary”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Joyce) “on the retirement of Randolph Fire Chief Richard Wells”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Knapik) “honoring Clare R. Rigali, recipient of the William G. Dwight Distinguished Service Award”;

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Sister Donald Marie Kerr on being named Educator of the Year in the Fall River Diocese.”

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Engrossed Bills.

The following engrossed bills (all of which originated in the House), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, were severally passed to be enacted and were signed by the Acting President and laid before the Acting Governor for her approbation, to wit:

Relative to the indemnification of retired police officers and fire fighters in the town of Halifax (see House, No. 5003, changed);

Relative to the charter of the town of Provincetown (see House, No. 5057);

Authorizing borrowing for a municipal golf course in the town of Bridgewater (see House, No. 5094); and

Relative to the membership of the conservation commission of the town of Marion (see House, No. 5113).

An engrossed Bill validating the actions taken at the special town meeting held by the town of Rockland (see House Bill, printed in House, No. 5153) (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.

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 the recording of certain trust instruments (Senate, No. 866),— was read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

The House Bill establishing a capital investments fund in the town of Rochester (House, No. 4623),— 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.

A Bill validating certain votes taken by the town of Hopkinton (printed in House, No. 5343,— 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. Lees, 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.

At seven minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Chair (Ms. Melconian) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and at twelve o’clock noon, the Senate reassembled, Ms. Melconian in the Chair.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill relative to the eligibility of certain beneficiaries for accidental death retirement benefits (see House, No. 5206, amended) (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. Lees,—

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 one minute past twelve o’clock noon, the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o’clock A.M.