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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, November 4, 2002.

Met according to adjournment at eleven o’clock A.M.

Reports of Committees.

Ms. Resor, 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 House bills

Validating action taken at the annual town election held by the town of Huntington (printed in House, No. 5140); and

Relative to certain motor vehicle dealers (House, No. 5357).

Committees Discharged.

Ms. Menard, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the Senate Order relative to authorizing and directing the joint committee on Public Service to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to creditable service (Senate, No. 2491),— and recommending that the same be referred to the Senate committee on Rules.
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. 5362) of Marie J. Parente and Richard T. Moore (by vote of the town) that the licensing authority of the town of Milford be authorized to issue an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises; and

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5363) of Marie J. Parente and Richard T. Moore (by vote of the town) that the town of Milford be authorized to issue an additional license for the sale of wine and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises;
Severally to the committee on Government Regulations.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5364) of Robert S. Hargraves and Steven C. Panagiotakos (by vote of the town) relative to increasing the membership of the board of selectmen of the town of Groton; and

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5365) of Marie J. Parente and Richard T. Moore (by vote of the town) relative to the Geriatric Authority of the town of Milford;
Severally to the committee on Local Affairs.

A Bill relative to certain firearm fees (House, No. 5018,— on House, No. 3169),— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.

A Bill authorizing the town of Holden to purchase water from the city of Worcester (House, No. 5222,— on petition),— 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 Ms. Chandler) “congratulating Charlotte Klein on her 50 years as a dance educator”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Joyce) “congratulating Ronald Pirerra on the occasion of his retirement”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Panagiotakos) “honoring James L. Canavan, Jr.”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Travaglini) “on the occasion of the commissioning of the USS Preble.”

Reports of a Committee.

By Mr. Montigny, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill dedicating certain lands in the towns of Pelham, Belchertown, Sunderland and Leverett under the care, custody and control of the University of Massachusetts to conservation and public recreational purposes (Senate, No. 2417),— ought to pass.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Shannon, 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.

By Mr. Montigny, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill providing for placement of certain children without loss of custody (House, No. 207),— ought to pass.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mrs. Sprague, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

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 relative to the South Hadley Housing Authority (House, No. 5241),— was read a second time.

Mr. Rosenberg presented an amendment, striking out, in lines 5 and 6, the words “deposited in its operating reserve account” and inserting in place thereof the following words:— “, subject to approval by the department of housing and community development, shall be used for the maintenance, remodeling or improvement of existing state assisted public housing under the Authority’s control”.
The amendment was adopted.
The bill, as amended, was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with the amendment.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill authorizing the town of Hingham to issue two additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 5356,— on House, No. 5056, in part) [Local approval received on House, No. 5056],— 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 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 Hingham to grant 2 additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises.”

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill relative to dog license fees for senior citizens (see House, No. 3054, changed) (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 President and laid before the Acting Governor for her approbation.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Shannon,—

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 Mrs. Sprague, at twelve minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o’clock A.M.