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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Monday, October 29, 2001.

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

Communication.

A communication from the Executive Office for Administration and Finance (under Section 3B of Chapter 7 of the General Laws) submitting notice of the Secretary’s intention to establish a fee for charitable organizations seeking to participate in the annual COMECC campaign (received Friday, October 26, 2001),— was placed on file.

Petition.

Mr. Travaglini presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Robert E. Travaglini, Anthony Petruccelli, Charles E. Shannon, Stanley C. Rosenberg and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect employees of any agency or authority of the Commonwealth laid off or terminated due to acts of terrorism,— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Tolman, for the committee on Local Affairs, on petition, a Bill providing for the appointment of the Development and Industrial Commission (Senate, No. 2135) [Local approval received]; and

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill establishing an elected water and sewer commission in the town of Charlton (Senate, No. 2138) [Local approval received];
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Steering and Policy, reported that the following matters be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session:

The Senate Bill requiring pilots for certain vessels (Senate, No. 2026) (the committee on Natural Resources and Agriculture having recommended that the bill be amended by substituting a new draft, Senate, No. 2124); and

The House bills

Relative to deceased depositors (House, No. 3479); and

Designating the conference room in the Everett Allied Rink as the Michael V. Fonzi Memorial Room (House, No. 4269).

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Bills

Relative to the Massachusetts Medal of Merit (House, No. 161,— on House, No. 136, in part); and

Relative to the witchcraft trial of 1692 (House, No. 2752,— on petition) [Senator Lees and Representative Linsky of Natick dissenting);
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.

A Bill authorizing the conveyance of a certain parcel of land in the town of Duxbury (House, No. 4297,— on petition) [Local approval received],— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Morrissey) “congratulating Superintendent Eugene W. Creedon on the occasion of his retirement from the Quincy Public School System”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Tolman and Ms. Melconian) “honoring the Friends of Armenian Culture Society, Inc.”

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill relative to the establishment of voting precincts in towns (House, No., 4684,— on House, No. 4504, in part) [Local approval received on House, No. 4684],— was read.

There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Shannon, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to 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 relative to the establishment of voting precincts in the town of Shirley.”

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 authorizing the town of Mashpee to lease or grant an easement in certain land (House, No. 4300),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Petition.

On motion of Ms. Resor, Senate Rule 20 and Joint Rule 12 were suspended on the petition, presented by Mr. Moore (accompanied by bill) of Richard T. Moore, Paul Kujawski, Paul K. Frost and Mark J. Carron for legislation to authorize the Massachusetts Highway Department to install signs marking Clara Barton’s birthplace,— and the same was referred to the committee on Transportation.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

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 that provision be made for an investigation and study by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to dairy farming in the Commonwealth.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Brewer, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by resolve) was referred to the committee on Natural Resources and Agriculture.

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 Jo Ann Sprague, Robert J. DeFontes and Philip Travis for legislation relative to mandatory retirement of police officers.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Brewer, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Public Service.

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 Jo Ann Sprague, Michael E. Beaudette, Michael J. Coppola and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide certain discounts to state tourist attractions for veterans.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Brewer, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on State Administration.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4691) of Ken Moulton relative to liability for home inspections;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on the Judiciary.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4692) of James E. Vallee and David P. Magnani (by vote of the town) that the city known as the town of Franklin be authorized to establish an open space land bank fund;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Taxation.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Melconian,—

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

On motion of Mr. Tarr, at seven minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following day at eleven o’clock A.M.