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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Thursday, November 8, 2001.

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

 

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 the joint committee on Education, Arts and Humanities to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to special education in the Commonwealth (Senate, No. 2171); and

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 labor and retirement (Senate, No. 2167);

And recommending that the same severally be referred to the Senate committee on Rules.
Under Senate Rule 36, the reports were severally considered forthwith and accepted. 

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A report of the committee on Commerce and Labor, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4656) of Elizabeth Poirier and other members of the General Court relative to the discrimination against veterans in employment, and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Public Service,— was considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence.

 

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating William H. Adair, Jr.”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “in recognition of the dedication of Dean Street and Summerfield Lane in the town of Easton in memory of Staff Sergeant Patrick F. Shea, Jr.”

 

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Engrossed Bills.

The following engrossed bills (all 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 Acting Governor for her approbation, to wit:

Establishing the Acton economic development and industrial corporation (see House, No. 4011);

Relative to the liability insurance fund in the town of Brookline (see House, No. 4302); and

Relative to parking violations in the town of Brookline (see House, No. 4304).

Emergency Preambles Adopted; Engrossed Bills Enacted.

An engrossed Bill providing for improvements to the horse and greyhound racing industry in the Commonwealth and the regulation thereof (see House, No. 4261, 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 5 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. 

An engrossed Bill relative to the income tax deduction for charitable giving (see Senate, No. 1826, changed and 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 5 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.

 

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Melconian,—

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.

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