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Tuesday, November 13, 2001.
Met at three minutes past eleven o’clock A.M.
Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:
By Mr. Brewer, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen M. Brewer, Michael J. Rodrigues, George N. Peterson, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to further define loaded shotgun and loaded rifle;
By Ms. Murray, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Therese Murray and Robert E. Travaglini for legislation to increase access to affordable health insurance coverage;
By the same Senator (by request), a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of John X. Kauffman for legislation to require pilots for certain vessels; and
By Mr. Nuciforo, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Andrea F. Nuciforo,
Jr. and Peter J. Larkin for legislation to provide for liens for molders;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
Report of a Committee.
By Ms. Wilkerson, for the committee on State Administration, on petition,
a Bill authorizing the Department of Highways to acquire lands in the city of
Quincy and the town of Milton for the purpose of flood control and prevention
(Senate, No. 2145);
Read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4720) of Douglas W. Petersen, Edward J. Clancy, Jr., and Thomas M. McGee (by vote of the town) relative to amending the charter of the town of Swampscott; and
Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4733) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr.,
and Bruce E. Tarr (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the town of
North Reading to convey a certain parcel of land located in said town;
Severally to the committee on Local Affairs.
Relative to gift certificates (House, No. 216,— on House, No. 209, in part);
Relative to the management of state chartered banks (House, No. 1723, amended,— on petition);
Relative to the promotion of charitable giving in the Commonwealth (House, No. 2984,— on petition); and
Returning tax title properties to productive use (House, No. 4726,— on House,
Nos. 2085 and 2272);
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.
Relative to the zoning by-laws of the town of Needham (House, No. 4290,— on petition) [Local approval received]; and
Authorizing the town of Braintree to establish a department of public works
(House, No. 4326,— on House, No. 4619, in part) [Local approval received on
House, No. 4326];
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.
Of the committee on Natural Resources and Agriculture, ought NOT to pass, on the message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to the reorganization of certain functions within the Executive Office of Environmental Affairs (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3029) (Representative Hill of Ipswich dissenting); and
Of the committee on Taxation, ought NOT to pass, on the message from Her Honor
the Lieutenant-Governor, Acting Governor, recommending legislation relative
to promoting fiscal responsibility in the Commonwealth (accompanied by bill,
House, No. 4106);
Were severally referred, under Senate Rule 36, to the committee on Steering and Policy.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Creem) “commemorating the celebration of Hanukkah”;
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Melconian) “honoring Rosemary Sandlin”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “honoring Robert William Shine upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “in recognition of the Honorable Francis Thomas Crimmins, Jr.”
The Clerk read the following communication:
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON 02133-1053
November 9, 2001.
Patrick F. Scanlan, Clerk
State House, Room 335
Boston, Massachusetts 02133
Dear Mr. Clerk:
On November 1, 2001, I was away from the State House on a person matter and I was therefore unable to be present for the roll call votes taken on the following items:
1. House Bill 4531, An Act Relative to Unemployment Insurance Rates.
2. House Bill 4300, An Act Authorizing the Town of Mashpee to Lease or Grant an Easement in Certain Land.
Had I been present, I would have voted in the affirmative on both these matters.
I would respectfully request your assistance with the printing of this communication in the Senate journal. Thank you in advance for your help on this matter.
ANDREA F. NUCIFORO, JR.,
On motion of Mr. Rosenberg, the above statement was ordered printed in the Journal of the Senate.
PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.
The Senate Bill relative to the practice of public accountancy (Senate, No. 402),— came from the House passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with an amendment, striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of House document numbered 4718.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Moore, and the House amendment was considered forthwith.
The same Senator moved that the Senate concur in the House amendment with a further amendment, striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 2174.
The further amendment was adopted.
The House amendment was then adopted, as amended.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the further amendment.
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 authorizing the town of Reading to establish an affordable housing trust fund (House, No. 4235),— was read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.
The House Bill designating the conference room in the Everett Allied Rink as the Michael V. Fonzi Memorial Room (House, No. 4269),— 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 designating the conference room in the Allied Veterans Memorial Rink in Everett as the Michael V. Fonzi Memorial Room.”
On motion of Ms. Melconian,—
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again tomorrow at eleven o’clock A.M., and that the Clerk be directed to dispense with the printing of a calendar.
On motion of Mr. Knapik, at eight minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following day at eleven o’clock A.M.