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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Thursday, November 1, 2001.

Met at twenty-four minutes past two o’clock P.M.

 

Distinguished Guests.

There being no objection, during consideration of the Orders of the Day, the President introduced, seated in the gallery, Joey Smith and Brian Gordon from the Southeastern Massachusetts Educational Collaborative. They were accompanied by Lucy Goncalves, Residential Team Leader for the collaborative. They were the guests of Senator Montigny.

 

Communications.

A communication was received from the President announcing the following committee assignments:

The resignation of the Senator from Plymouth and Bristol, Mr. Pacheco, from the first position on the joint committee on Natural Resources and Agriculture and the appointment of the Senator from Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin, Mr. Brewer, to the position; the appointment of the Senator from Worcester, Mr. Glodis, to the first position on the joint committee on Public Safety to fill a vacancy, and the appointment of the Senator from Plymouth and Bristol, Mr. Pacheco, to the first position on the joint committee on Commerce and Labor to fill a vacancy.

A communication from Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Department of Youth Services (under the provisions of Section 16 of Chapter 123A of the General Laws) submitting a communication relative to sexually dangerous persons (received Wednesday, October 31, 2001), copies having been forwarded to the Chairman of the committee on Senate Ways and Means and to the Senate Chair of the joint committee on Criminal Justice,— was placed on file.  

Petition.

Ms. Walsh presented a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2161) of Marian Walsh, Steven C. Panagiotakos, Robert E. Travaglini, Frederick E. Berry and other members of the General Court (with the approval of the mayor and the city council) for legislation to authorize certain amendments to the housing and employment exaction requirements (linkage) large-scale Boston commercial real estate development [Local approval received],— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committee on Housing and Urban Development.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

 

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Nuciforo, for the committee on Banks and Banking, on Senate, No. 128 and House, No. 2828, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Banks and Banking to make an investigation and study of current Senate document numbered 128 and House document numbered 2828, relative to financial services (Senate, No. 2157); and

By Mr. Pacheco, for the committee on Natural Resources, and Agriculture, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1074), an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Natural Resources and Agriculture to make an investigation and study of current Senate document numbered 1074, relative to an environmental policy and economic enhancement institute (Senate, No. 2164);

Severally referred, under Joint Rule 29, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.  

By Mr. Nuciforo, for the committee on Banks and Banking, on Senate, No. 10 and House, Nos. 11, 14, 394, 1150 and 3480, a Bill relative to banks and banking (Senate, No. 2156);

By Mr. Morrissey, for the committee on Government Regulations, on petition, a Bill relative to the use of electronically recorded vital records (Senate, No. 427);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill to protect consumers from unauthorized telephone and cable charges (Senate, No. 446);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2112), a Bill regarding real estate appraisal trainees (Senate, No. 2158);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 460), a Bill relative to the qualification of inspectors of wires and assistant inspectors of wires employed by a city or town (Senate, No. 2159);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 453), a Bill relative to certificates of birth resulting in stillborn birth (Senate, No. 2160);

By Mr. Pacheco, for the committee on Natural Resources and Agriculture, on petition, a Bill to protect southeastern Massachusetts water supply (Senate, No. 1102); and

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1144), a Bill to promote efficiency and fairness in environmental law enforcement (Senate, No. 2163);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.  

By Mr. Morrissey, for the committee on Government Regulations, on petition, a Bill relative to entry on premises to examine gas and electric meters (Senate, No. 379);

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on petition, a Bill authorizing the Board of Registration of Dieticians and Nutritionists to issue a certain license (Senate, No. 2130); and

By Mr. Pacheco, for the committee on Natural Resources and Agriculture, on Senate, No. 1053 and House, Nos. 655 and 1258, a Bill further regulating the use of crossbows in the Commonwealth (Senate, No. 2162);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.  

By Mr. Morrissey, for the committee on Government Regulations, on Senate, No. 2153 and House, No. 4461, a Bill authorizing the Board of Selectman to file a petition under the provisions of article 89 of the amendments to the Constitution for an act relative to the town of Braintree’s enhanced emergency telephone system (Senate, No. 2153) [Local approval received on Senate, No. 2153 and House, No. 4461];
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.  

Committees Discharged.

Ms. Murray, for the committee on Insurance, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2131) of Richard T. Moore, John P. Fresolo, Robert Spellane, Mark J. Carron and other members of the General Court for legislation to include the employees of the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission in the group insurance plan,— and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Public Service. Under Senate Rule 36, the report was considered forthwith and accepted.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

Ms. Menard, for the committee on Rules, to whom was referred the Senate Order relative to authorizing and directing the joint committee on Education, Arts and Humanities to sit during the recess of the General Court for the purpose of making an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to miscellaneous education matters (Senate, No. 1903), reported, in part, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the Senate petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 329) of Bruce E. Tarr, Anthony J. Verga and Joseph M. Steen for legislation to establish a program of instruction of the flag of the United States,— and recommending that the same be recommitted to the committee on Education, Arts and Humanities. Under Senate Rule 36, the report was considered forthwith and accepted.  

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4693) of Ruth W. Provost and Therese Murray (by vote of the town) relative to transferring certain responsibilities to the Chief of Police of the town of Sandwich; and

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4694) of Maryanne Lewis and Marian Walsh (by vote of the town) that the town of Dedham be authorized to pay a certain sum of money to James J. Egan for overpaid sewer use fees;
Severally to the committee on Local Affairs.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4695) of Ronald Mariano, A. Stephen Tobin, Bruce J. Ayers and Michael W. Morrissey (with the approval of the mayor and city council) that Quincy College be authorized to adopt a six year tenure system;
To the committee on Public Service.  

A Bill relative to the charter of the town of Needham (House, No. 3523,— on petition) [Local approval received],— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.  

Reports

Of the committee on Commerce and Labor, asking to be discharged from further consideration

Of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 56) of Brian P. Lees, Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Richard R. Tisei and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the elective participation of corporate officers in workers’ compensation; and

Of the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 89) of Stephen F. Lynch for legislation relative to exempting certain corporate officers from worker’s compensation;

And recommending that the same severally be referred to the House committee on Ways and Means.
Were severally considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence, insomuch as relates to the discharge of the joint committee.

 

Orders of the Day.

The Orders of the Day were considered, as follows:

Bills

Authorizing the town of Milton to transfer land to the Milton school department (Senate, No. 2098);

Relative to the Ashland home rule charter (Senate, No. 2105, changed);

Authorizing the town of Reading to establish an affordable housing trust fund (House, No. 4235); and

Establishing a presumption relative to the disability retirement of a certain firefighter in the town of Clinton (House, No. 4332); Were severally read a second time and ordered to a third reading.  

The Senate Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Marilyn Anufrom, an employee of the Wrentham Development Center (Senate, No. 1861, amended),— was read a third time and passed to be engrossed.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

 

The Senate report of the committee on Human Services and Elderly Affairs, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 671) of Robert L. Hedlund, Brian P. Lees, Bruce E. Tarr and Michael R. Knapik for legislation to require the Department of Social Services to provide notice to foster parents of court proceedings affecting foster children,— was considered; and it was accepted.  

The House Bill authorizing the transfer of a certain parcel of land in the town of North Reading (House, No. 356) was considered; and it was passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with the amendment previously adopted by the Senate.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment previously adopted by the Senate.

The House Bill providing for the annual observance of safe schools week (House, No. 2983),— was read a second time and ordered to a third reading.  

The Senate bills

Relative to the Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine (Senate, No. 386);

Extending the territorial jurisdiction of the Worcester and Northeastern divisions of the Housing Court (Senate, No. 976) (its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading); and

Relative to contracts between court reporters and any attorney, party or party having a financial interest in an action (Senate, No. 978); Were severally read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.  

The Senate Bill relative to the one trial system for civil cases in certain counties (Senate, No. 1937),— was read a third time and, after remarks, was passed to be engrossed.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

 

The Senate Bill establishing Executive Councillor and Senatorial districts (Senate, No. 2147),— was read a third time.

Pending the main question on passing the bill to be engrossed, Ms. Chandler moved to amend the bill, in section 1, by striking out, in lines 233 and 234, the words “Clinton Precincts 1 and 2”; and by inserting after the words “Clinton, precincts, in line 217, the following figures:— “1, 2,”.
The amendment was rejected.
Mr. Rosenberg moved to amend the bill, in section 1, by striking out, in lines 64 to 67, the words “Consisting of the cities of Haverhill and Newburyport, ward 2, precinct 1, ward 3, precinct 1, ward 4, precinct 1, ward 5, precinct 1, and ward 6, precinct 1, and towns of Amesbury, Merrimac, Methuen, North Andover, precincts 1 to 5, inclusive,” and inserting in place thereof the following words:— “Consisting of the cities of Haverhill and Newburyport and the towns of Amesbury, Merrimac, Methuen, North Andover, precincts 1, 4, 6, and 8,”;
By striking out, in lines 72 to 76, the words “Consisting of the cities of Gloucester and Newburyport, precinct 1, ward 1, and the towns of Boxford, Essex, Georgetown, Groveland, Hamilton, Ipswich, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Middleton, Newbury, North Andover, precincts 6 to 8, inclusive,” and inserting in place thereof the following words:— “Consisting of the city of Gloucester and the towns of Boxford, Essex, Georgetown, Groveland, Hamilton, Ipswich, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Middleton, Newbury, North Andover, precincts 2, 3, 5, and 7,” ;
By striking out, in lines 85 and 86, the words “the cities of Malden, ward 8, precincts 1 and 2, and Melrose, ward 6, precinct 2,” and inserting in place thereof the following words:— “the city of Melrose, ward 6 and ward 7,”;
By striking out, in lines 128 to 130, the words “Consisting of the cities of Malden wards 1 to 7, inclusive, and Melrose, wards 1 to 5, inclusive, ward 6, precinct 1, and ward 7,” and inserting in place thereof the following words:— “Consisting of the cities of Malden and Melrose, wards 1 to 5, inclusive,”;
By striking out, in lines 145 to 146, the words “ward 21, precincts 6 and 7, ward 22, precincts 1, 2, 5, and 6;” and inserting in place thereof the following words, “ward 21, precincts 4, 6, and 7, ward 22, precincts 1, 2, and 5;”; and
By striking out, in lines 206 and 207, the words, “ward 21, precincts 1 to 5, inclusive, and 8 to 16, inclusive, ward 22, precincts 3 and 4, and 7 to 13, inclusive” and inserting in place thereof the following words:— “ward 21, precincts 1 to 3, inclusive, and 5, and 8 to 16 inclusive, ward 22, precincts 3 and 4, and 6 to 13, inclusive”.
After remarks, the amendment was adopted.  
After further remarks, the bill was passed to be engrossed. [For text of Senate amendments, see Senate, No. 2165, printed as amended.]

Sent to the House for concurrence.

 

The Senate Bill relative to the Massachusetts veterans shelter in the city of Worcester (Senate, No. 2150),— was read a third time.
Mr. Glodis moved that the bill be laid on the table and that the rules be suspended so that the motion be considered forthwith. There being no objection, as previously moved by Mr. Glodis, the rules were suspended; and the matter was laid on the table.  

The House Bill relative to unemployment insurance rates (House, No. 4531, amended),— was read third time.

Pending the question on passing the bill to be engrossed, Mr. Montigny moved that the bill be amended by striking out section 2 and inserting in place thereof the following 2 sections:

“SECTION 2. The waiting period required before receiving unemployment insurance benefits under section 23 of chapter 151A of the General Laws shall be suspended for a period of 6 months.

SECTION 3. Section 1 shall take effect on January 1, 2002.”
This amendment was adopted.
After remarks, the question on passing the bill to be engrossed, in concurrence, was determined by a call of the yeas and nays, at two minutes before three o’clock P.M., on motion of Mr. Montigny, as follows, to wit (yeas 32 — nays 2):

YEAS.

Antonioni, Robert A. Menard, Joan M.
Berry, Frederick E. Montigny, Mark C.
Brewer, Stephen M. Moore, Richard T.
Chandler, Harriette L. Murray, Therese
Clancy, Edward J., Jr. O’Leary, Robert A.
Creedon, Robert S., Jr. Pacheco, Marc R.
Creem, Cynthia Stone Panagiotakos, Steven C.
Fargo, Susan C. Resor, Pamela
Glodis, Guy W. Rosenberg, Stanley C.
Havern, Robert A. Shannon, Charles E.
Hedlund, Robert L. Sprague, Jo Ann
Jacques, Cheryl A. Tarr, Bruce E.
Joyce, Brian A. Tisei, Richard R.
Knapik, Michael R. Tucker, Susan C.
Lees, Brian P. Walsh, Marian
Melconian, Linda J. Wilkerson, Dianne — 32.

NAYS.

Magnani, David P. Morrissey, Michael W. — 2.

 

ANSWERED “PRESENT”.

Tolman, Steven A. — 1.

 

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING.

Nuciforo, Andrea F., Jr. Travaglini, Robert E. — 2.

The yeas and nays having been completed at two minutes past three o’clock P.M., the bill was passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with the amendments. [For text of Senate amendments, printed as amended, see Senate, No. 2166.]
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.
 

Engrossed Bill — Land Taking for Conservation, Etc.

There being no objection, during consideration of the Orders of the Day, an engrossed Bill authorizing the town of Mashpee to lease or grant an easement in certain land (see House, No. 4300) (which originated in the House), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage,— was put upon its final passage; and, this being a bill providing for the taking of land or other easements used for conservation purposes, etc., as defined by Article XCVII of the Amendments to the Constitution, the question on passing it to be enacted was determined by a call of the yeas and nays, at three minutes past three o’clock P.M., as follows, to wit (yeas 35 — nays 0):

 

YEAS.

Antonioni, Robert A. Montigny, Mark C.
Berry, Frederick E. Moore, Richard T.
Brewer, Stephen M. Morrissey, Michael W.
Chandler, Harriette L. Murray, Therese
Clancy, Edward J., Jr. O’Leary, Robert A.
Creedon, Robert S., Jr. Pacheco, Marc R.
Creem, Cynthia Stone Panagiotakos, Steven C.
Fargo, Susan C. Resor, Pamela
Glodis, Guy W. Rosenberg, Stanley C.
Havern, Robert A. Shannon, Charles E.
Hedlund, Robert L. Sprague, Jo Ann
Jacques, Cheryl A. Tarr, Bruce E.
Joyce, Brian A. Tisei, Richard R.
Knapik, Michael R. Tolman, Steven A.
Lees, Brian P. Tucker, Susan C.
Magnani, David P. Walsh, Marian
Melconian, Linda J. Wilkerson, Dianne — 35.
Menard, Joan M.

NAYS — 0.

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING.

Nuciforo, Andrea F., Jr. Travaglini, Robert E. — 2.

The yeas, and nays having been completed at six minutes past three o’clock P.M., the bill was passed to be enacted, two-thirds of the members present having agreed to pass the same, and it was signed by the President and laid before the Acting Governor for her approbation.

 

Orders of the Day.

The Orders of the Day were further considered, as follows:

The Senate Bill relative to the safety of certain Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority employees (Senate, No. 2149),— was considered; and it was passed to be engrossed.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

 

The Senate Bill requiring pilots for certain vessels (Senate, No. 2026),— was considered, the main question being on passing it to be engrossed.

The Senate adopted the amendment, previously recommended by the committee on Natural Resources and Agriculture, substituting a new draft entitled “An Act relative to the appointment of certified harbormasters in the Commonwealth” (Senate, No. 2124).
The bill (Senate, No. 2124) was then orderd to a third reading.  

The Senate report of the committee on Taxation, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1673) of Brian P. Lees, Bruce E. Tarr, Richard R. Tisei and other members of the General Court for legislation to make the investment tax credit permanent,— was considered; the question being on accepting the adverse report.
On motion of Mr. Lees, the further consideration thereof was postponed until the next session.  

 

There being no objection, during consideration of the Orders of the Day, the following matters were severally considered:

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Committees of Conference.

The House Bill relative to authorizing the financing of the production and preservation of affordable housing in the Commonwealth (House, No. 4274, printed as amended),— came from the House with the endorsement that the House had NON-concurred in the Senate amendments:

Striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text contained in Senate document numbered 2113; and inserting before the enacting clause the following emergency preamble:
Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is forthwith to authorize the financing of the production and preservation of affordable housing in the Commonwealth and to make related changes in certain laws, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.”, and had asked for a committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two branches; and that Representatives Walrath of Stow, Rogers of Norwood and Hahn of Westfield had been appointed the committee on the part of the House.
On motion of Mr. Rosenberg, the Senate insisted on its amendments and concurred in the appointment of a committee of conference; and Senators Berry, Panagiotakos and Tarr were appointed on the part of the Senate.
The bill was returned to the House endorsed accordingly.
 

The House Bill relative to the production and preservation of affordable housing in the Commonwealth (House, No. 4284, printed as amended),— came from the House with the endorsement that the House had NON-concurred in the Senate amendment (striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text contained in Senate document numbered 2119), and had asked for a committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two branches; and that Representatives Rogers of Norwood, Cahill of Beverly and George of Yarmouth had been appointed the committee on the part of the House.
On motion of Mr. Rosenberg, the Senate insisted on its amendment and concurred in the appointment of a committee of conference; and Senators Panagiotakos, Berry and Tisei were appointed on the part of the Senate. The bill was returned to the House endorsed accordingly.  

Orders of the Day.

The Orders of the Day were further considered, as follows:

The House Bill relative to establishing Representative districts in the General Court (House, No. 4701, printed as amended),— was read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Report 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 Donald Jesse for legislation relative to extending the filing period for tax abatement applications due to assessors’ errors.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Ms. Menard, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Taxation.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

 

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4709) of Louise R. Moson relative to the penalties for illegally carrying a firearm in public buildings or on public grounds,— was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Criminal Justice.  

Petition.

On motion of Mr. Panagiotakos, Senate Rule 20 and Joint Rule 12 were suspended on the petition, presented by Mr. Clancy (accompanied by bill) of Edward J. Clancy, Jr. and Steven C. Panagiotakos for legislation relative to cremation,— and the same was referred to the committee on Health Care.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

 

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill authorizing the city known as the town of Methuen to enter into a lease agreement with Dispatch Communications (House, No. 4667,— on House, No. 4641) [Local approval received on House, No. 4641],— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Tucker, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

 

A Bill establishing the Acton economic development and industrial corporation (House, No. 4011,— on petition),— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Berry, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.  

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Joyce) “honoring Marilyn G. Rodman of Canton for her many years of dedication and commitment to her community”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Knapik) “congratulating Sue Ellen Panitch on receiving the William G. Dwight Distinguished Service Award”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Magnani) “on the twenty-fifth anniversary of Gorman Richardson Architects.”

Order Adopted.

The following order (filed by Ms. Menard) was referred, under Joint Rule 30, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently:

Ordered, That, notwithstanding the provisions of Joint Rule 10, joint standing committees and the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, shall be granted until Saturday, December 1, 2001, within which to make reports on matters referred to them.
Subsequently, Ms. Menard, for the said committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, reported that the order ought to be adopted and, there being no objection, the rules were suspended, the order was considered; and it was adopted.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

 

Matters Taken Out of the Notice Section of the Calendar.

There being no objection, the following matters were taken out of the notice section of the Calendar and considered, as follows:

The House bills

Relative to the liability insurance fund in the town of Brookline (House, No. 4302); and
Relative to parking violations in the town of Brookline (House, No. 4304);
Were severally read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.  

The House Bill relative to the granting of licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises in the town of Sharon (House, No. 3701) (its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading),— was read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

 

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Melconian,—

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.

Recess.

There being no objection, at twenty-four minutes past three o’clock P.M., the President declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at a quarter past four o’clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, the President in the Chair.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
Emergency Preamble Adopted; Engrossed Bill Enacted.

An engrossed Bill relative to establishing Representative districts in the General Court (see House Bill, House, No. 4701, printed as amended), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage and containing an emergency preamble,— was laid before the Senate; and, a separate vote being taken in accordance with the requirements of Article LXVII of the Amendments to the Constitution, the preamble was adopted, in concurrence, by a vote of 3 to 0.
The bill was signed by the President and sent to the House for enactment.
Subsequently, the bill, which originated in the House, came from the House with the endorsement that it had been enacted in that branch.
The Senate then passed the bill to be enacted; and it was signed by the President and laid before the Acting Governor for her approbation.  

Engrossed Bills.

The following engrossed bills (the first of which originated in the Senate), 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 President and laid before the Acting Governor for her approbation, to wit:

Establishing Executive Councillor and Senatorial districts (see Senate, No. 2165, printed as amended); and
Relative to the establishment of voting precincts in the town of Shirley (see House, No. 4684).

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