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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.  

Wednesday, November 12, 2003.

Met at fourteen minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Havern in the Chair).

The Chair (Mr. Havern), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Petitions.

Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:

By Mr. Antonioni, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Robert A. Antonioni and Patricia A. Walrath for legislation relative to the licensing of farmer-distillers; and

By Mr. Brewer, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen M. Brewer, Timothy J. Toomey, Jr., Jarrett T. Barrios, Reed V. Hillman and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to address notification to the sex offender registration board;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.  

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Magnani, for the committee on Public Service, on Senate, Nos. 1400, 1401, 1404, 1407, 1409, 1410, 1413, 1414, 1418, 1422, 1423, 1424, 1425, 1427, 1430, 1431, 1442, 1443, 1445, 1448, 1449, 1452, 1456, 1457, 1461, 1463, 1464, 1466, 1468, 1469, 1471, 1475, 1477, 1478, 1479, 1480, 1483, 1486, 1487, 1492, 1493, 1495, 1496, 1497, 1499, 1507, 1508, 1512, 1513, 1514, 1517, 1518, 1519, 1520, 1521, 1522, 1526, 1534, 1537, 1538, 1542, 1544, 1546, 1553, 1554, 1555, 1557, 1558, 1561, 1562, 1563, 1564, 1566, 1567, 1568, 1569, 1570, 1572, 1573, 1582, 1583, 1585, 1586, 1591, 1594, 1599, 1604, 1605, 1606, 1610, 1614, 1615, 1618, 1930 and 1945, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Public Service to make an investigation and study of certain Senate documents relative to public employees and other related matters (Senate, No. 2135);
Referred, under Joint Rule 29, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.  

By Mr. Moore, for the committee on Health Care, on Senate, No. 682 and House, No. 348, a Bill relative to the eligibility criteria for nursing homes serving pediatric residents (Senate, No. 682); and

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on House, Nos. 1290 and 2802, a Bill to provide pediatric palliative care to children with life-limiting illnesses in the Commonwealth (printed as House, No. 2802);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.  

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 House Bill relative to the duties of the clerk and assistant clerks of the Supreme Judicial Court for Suffolk County (House, No. 4211).

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill authorizing the city of Methuen to pay certain moral obligations (House, No. 2133,— on petition) [Local approval received],— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tolman, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.  

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Brewer, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Robert A. Antonioni and Emile J. Goguen for legislation to authorize Robert V. Antonucci to re-enter the state retirement program.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Tisei, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Public Service.  

By Mr. Brewer, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Michael W. Morrissey for legislation to provide employment protection for disabled veterans and veterans who are not members of civil service.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Tisei, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Public Service.  

By Mr. Brewer, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Michael W. Morrissey for legislation to provide creditable service to members of a board of public works.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Tisei, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Public Service.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.  

Recess.

At seventeen minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Chair (Mr. Havern) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and at thirteen minutes before two o’clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, Mr. Havern in the Chair.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Fargo,—

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again tomorrow at one o’clock P.M., in full formal session.

On motion of Ms. Resor, at twelve minutes before two o’clock P.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following day at one o’clock P.M.