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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Monday, November 3, 2003.

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

The President, members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Reports of Committees.

By Ms. Murray, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill providing for investments in emerging technologies to stimulate job creation and economic opportunity in the Commonwealth (House, No. 3955, printed as amended) (the committee on Science and Technology having recommended the bill be amended by striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 2124; and by striking out the title and inserting in place thereof the following title:— “An Act to promote job creation, economic stability and competitiveness in the Massachusetts economy.”),— ought to pass, with an amendment striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 2127.
Pursuant to the special order adopted on Thursday, October 30, 2003, the matter is placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session for a second reading with the amendments pending.  

Ms. Jacques for the committee on Steering and Policy, reported that the following matter be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session:

The Senate Bill for the protection of natural resources, authorizing the Department of Environmental Management and the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife to acquire conservation restrictions in and to lands of the town of Egremont (Senate, No. 1684) (the committee on Ways and Means having recommended that the bill be amended in section 2, by striking out, in line 5, the words “; and book 1197, page 68”).

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Rosenberg) “on the retirement of Robert Patrick Cahillane.”

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 authorizing the town of Orleans to issue bonds to create or preserve affordable housing (Senate, No. 2021) (its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading),— was read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.  

The Senate Bill releasing certain land in Deerfield from the operation of an agricultural preservation restriction (Senate, No. 1698),— was read a second time and was amended, as previously recommended by the committee on Ways and Means, by substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2094).
The bill (Senate, No. 2094) was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.
 

The Senate Bill authorizing the Nantucket Islands Land Bank to grant a conservation restriction to the Nantucket Conservation Commission (Senate, No. 1167),— 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.  

The Senate Bill further regulating certain structures to be exempted from certain harbor lines along the Merrimack River in the city of Haverhill (Senate, No. 1188),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act further regulating certain structures to be exempted from certain harbor lines in the Merrimack River in the city of Haverhill”.
Sent to the House for concurrence.  

The Senate Bill authorizing the town of Bedford to lease a certain parcel of land (Senate, No. 1979),— 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.  

The House Bill relative to the geriatric authority of Holyoke (House, No. 3722),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4298) of William Francis Galvin and Angelo M. Scaccia relative to the creation, maintenance and preservation of government and municipal electronic records,— came from the House referred, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Science and Technology; and the Senate concurred in the suspension of said joint rule.  

Engrossed Bills.

The following engrossed bills (both 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 President and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:

Designating a certain property in the town of Natick as the Tony Anniballi Memorial Park at Pegan Cove (see House, No. 3367); and

Authorizing the appointment of retired police officers as special police officers in the town of Acushnet (see House, No. 3923).

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Moore,—

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Wednesday next at eleven o’clock A.M., in full formal session.

On motion of Mr. Moore, at eleven minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Wednesday at eleven o’clock A.M., in a full formal session.