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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Thursday, November 14, 2002.

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

Distinguished Guests.

There being no objection, the President introduced, seated in the balcony, participants of World Diabetes Day activities to be conducted in the State House. They were the guests of Senators Tolman and Moore.

Reports of a Committee.

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 certain elections held in the town of Essex (printed in House, No. 4052); and

Relative to certain firearm fees (House, No. 5018).

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5372) of Brian S. Dempsey, Stephen A. Baddour and Harriett L. Stanley (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to exempting the position of auditor of the city of Haverhill from the provisions of civil service law,— was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Public Service.

A Bill relative to eligibility for extended federal unemployment benefits (House, No. 5368,— on House, No. 770),— was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

A Bill relative to the taxation of real and personal property (House, No. 3436,— on petition),— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.

A Bill relative to the deferral of certain sewer betterments in the town of Marion (House, No. 5114,— on petition) [Local approval received],— was read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Notice was received that the Speaker of the House had announced the following appointments:

Representatives Haddad of Somerset, Honan of Boston, St. Fleur of Boston and Leary of Worcester to the special commission created (pursuant to section 4A of chapter 97 of the acts of 2002) to study state-assisted family public housing in the Commonwealth;

Representatives Kelly of Dalton and Kocot of Northampton to the special commission created (pursuant to section 234 of chapter 184 of the acts of 2002) to study the vitality of the dairy farming industry in the Commonwealth;

Representatives Donato of Medford, Finegold of Andover and Patrick of Falmouth to the special commission created (pursuant to section 238 of chapter 184 of the acts of 2002) to study the adequacy and effectiveness of cable television in the Commonwealth;

Representatives Broadhurst of Methuen, Falzone of Saugus, Buoniconti of West Springfield and Stanley of Waltham and Donald Dubendorf of Williamstown and Bart Guerreri of Framingham to the special commission created (pursuant to section 6 of chapter 142 of the acts of 2002) to study the state-wide information technology strategy for Commonwealth entities;

Representatives Kulik of Worthington and Rushing of Boston to the special commission created (pursuant to section 36 of chapter 236 of the acts of 2002) to study the definition of agricultural land for APR purposes;

Representatives Goguen of Fitchburg, Simmons of Leominster and Knuuttila of Gardner to the special commission created (pursuant to section 59 of chapter 246 of the acts of 2002) to study intermodal transportation improvements to the city of Fitchburg; and

Representatives Timilty of Milton, Reinstein of Revere and Koutoujian of Newton to the special commission created (pursuant to section 52 of chapter 300 of the acts of 2002) to study educational technology in the public schools of the Commonwealth.

Bill Recalled from the Acting Governor

Laid before the Senate.

On motion of Mr. O’Leary, 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 relative to the concurrent jurisdiction of the Land Court (see House, No. 1989, changed and amended):
Mr. O’Leary was appointed the messenger. Subsequently, the bill was returned to the Senate.
Subsequently, there being no objection, on motion of Mr. Tisei, the Senate reconsidered the vote by which, at a previous session, it had passed the bill to be enacted.
On motion of Mr. Tisei, Senate Rule 49 was suspended.
Mr. Creedon presented an amendment striking out section 23 and inserting in place thereof the following section:
“SECTION 23. This action shall take effect on January 1, 2003.”
The amendment was adopted.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.
 

Resolutions.

At the request of the President, the Clerk read the text of the “Resolutions recognizing the 2002 Observance of World Diabetes Day” (filed by Mr. Moore, Ms. Tucker, Messrs. Montigny, Glodis, Hart, Joyce and Tolman, Ms. Menard, Messrs. Brewer, O’Leary, Lees and Morrissey, Ms. Murray, Messrs. Pacheco and Shannon, Ms. Fargo, Ms. Jacques, Mr. Havern, Ms. Wilkerson, Mrs. Sprague and Mr. Baddour), which were considered forthwith and adopted.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Emergency Preamble Adopted.

An engrossed Bill relative to Nora O’Reilly (see Senate, No. 2219), 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 4 to 0.
The bill was signed by the President and sent to the House for enactment.

Engrossed Bills.

The following engrossed bills (both 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:

Relative to payment of certain medical expenses of retired Boston firefighter Charles J. Kelley (see House, No. 4626); and

Authorizing the town of Holden to purchase water from the city of Worcester (see House, No. 5222).

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 Senate Bill authorizing the town of Dighton to establish a special fund (Senate, No. 2469),— 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.

 

Resolutions.

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 Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating the Taunton Boys and Girls Club on the occasion of its one hundredth anniversary”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Melanie Beth Correia on being named Miss Massachusetts 2002.”

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Melconian,—

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Monday 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 ten minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the President declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and at eighteen minutes before twelve o’clock noon, the Senate reassembled, the President in the Chair.

 

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

The Bill relative to the borrowing of money by the city of Medford (House, No. 5326,— on petition) [Local approval received],— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Wilkerson, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Recess.

There being no objection, at seventeen minutes before twelve o’clock noon, the President declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and at twenty-seven minutes past twelve o’clock noon, the Senate reassembled, the President in the Chair.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Engrossed Bills.

The following engrossed bills (both 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 Mashpee economic development and industrial corporation (see House, No. 4430, amended); and

Relative to the borrowing of money by the city of Medford (see House, No. 5326).

On motion of Mr. Tisei, at twenty-nine minutes past twelve o’clock noon, the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Monday at eleven o’clock A.M.