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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Thursday, November 7, 2002.

Met at four minutes 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).

Communication.

A communication from the Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission submitting its actuarial valuation report (received Thursday, October 24, 2002),— was placed on file.

Reports.

The following reports were severally read and placed on file:

A report of Martin J. Benison, Comptroller (under the provisions of Section 12 of Chapter 7A of the General Laws) submitting a copy of the Statutory Financial Basis Report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2002 (received Thursday, October 31, 2002);

A report of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (under the provisions of Section 5(L) of Chapter 152 of the Acts of 1997) relative to the status of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center Project (received Thursday, October 24, 2002);

A report of the Department of Correction (under the provisions of Section 16 of Chapter 123A of the General Laws) submitting the annual report of the Massachusetts Treatment Center for Sexually Dangerous Persons (received Friday, November 1, 2002); and

A report of the Department of Public Health (under the provisions of Sections 5 and 20 of Chapter 111 of the General Laws) relative to inspection of the. South Middlesex Pre-Release Center (received Thursday, October 31, 2002),— were read and sent to the House for its information.

 

Bill Recalled from the Acting Governor.

On motion of Mr. Moore, it was voted that a messenger be appointed to wait upon Her Honor the Lieutenant-Governor, Acting Governor, requesting the return to the Senate of the engrossed Bill authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey a certain parcel of land to the Taunton Development Corporation (see Senate, No. 1591, changed).
Mr. Moore was appointed the messenger. Subsequently, the bill was returned to the Senate.

 

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “on the occasion of the one hundred and eighth birthday of Helen ‘Jessie’ Colpitts”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “honoring Kathryn Rose Gemme on the occasion of her one hundred and eighth birthday”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “on the retirement of Arthur Arthur Lopes.”

 

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 House Bill relative to payment of certain medical expenses of retired Boston firefighter Charles J. Kelley (House, No. 4626),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.  

The House Bill validating action taken at the annual town election held by the town of Huntington (printed in House, No. 5140),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.  

The House Bill authorizing the town of Holden to purchase water from the city of Worcester (House, No. 5222),— was 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 certain motor vehicle dealers (House, No. 5357),— 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. 5366) of Salvatore F. DiMasi and other members of the General Court (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to governmentally or former governmentally involved housing in the city of Boston,— was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Housing and Urban Development.  

A Bill relative to property tax exemptions for rental properties in the town of Wellfleet deed restricted as to affordable housing (House, No. 5097,— on petition) [Local approval received],— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Knapik, 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 authorizing the town of Hingham to grant certain licenses (House, No. 5358,— on the residue of House, No. 5056) [Local approval received on House, No. 5056],— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, 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 3 additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises.”

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill relative to the Nantucket Islands Land Bank (see House, No. 3659, 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. Moore,—

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Tuesday 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 thirteen minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Chair (Ms. Melconian) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and at twenty minutes before twelve o’clock noon, the Senate reassembled, Ms. Melconian in the Chair.

 

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill relative to the concurrent jurisdiction of the Land Court (see House, No. 1989, changed and 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.

On motion of Mr. Knapik, at nineteen minutes before twelve o’clock noon, the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Tuesday at eleven o’clock A.M.