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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Thursday, November 15, 2001.

Met at twenty-two minutes before two o’clock P.M.

 

Distinguished Guests.

There being no objection, during consideration of the Orders of the Day, the President introduced, seated in the Gallery, students from Oakmont Regional High School in Ashburnham. The students were accompanied by their teacher, Kevin Hart, and were the guests of Senators Antonioni and Brewer.

There being no objection, during consideration of the Orders of the Day, the President introduced, seated in the Gallery, Sharon O’Shea of Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. She was the guest of Senator Joyce.

 

Reports of a Committee.

Mr. Brewer, 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

Relative to clinical reports in certain actions for the appointment of guardians and conservators (House, No. 3367); and

Relative to the employment of certain minors (House, No. 4310, amended).

Committee Discharged.

Ms. Menard, for the committee-on Rules, to whom was referred

The Senate Order relative to authorizing and directing the joint committee on Education, Arts and Humanities to sit during the recess of the General Court for the purpose of making an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to miscellaneous education matters (Senate, No. 1906), reported, in part, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the Senate petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1863) of Stephen M. Brewer, David C. Bunker, Jr. and Stephen M. Lynch for legislation to provide children of state employees killed while on duty tuition to state colleges and the state university,— and recommending that the same be recommitted to the committee on Education, Arts and Humanities; and

The Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Public Service to sit during the recess of the General Court for the purpose of making an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to group reclassification (Senate, No. 2044), reported, in part, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the Senate petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1345) of Robert L. Hedlund and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation relative to the retirement benefits for certified harbormasters and assistant harbormasters of cities and towns,— and recommending that the same be recommitted to the committee on Public Service.
Under Senate Rule 36, the reports were severally considered forthwith and accepted.  

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A message from Her Honor the Lieutenant-Governor, Acting Governor, recommending legislation relative to providing tax relief for Massachusetts families and encourage economic activity (House, No. 4734),— was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Taxation.

 

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4728) of Marie J. Parente, Richard T. Moore and James E. Vallee (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the town of Bellingham to establish a capital investment fund;

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4729) of Joseph C. Sullivan, Michael W. Morrissey, Robert L. Hedlund and others (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the town of Braintree to convey a certain parcel of town forest land; and

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4740) of Paul J. Donato, J. James Marzilli, Jr., Charles E. Shannon, Vincent P. Ciampa and another (with the approval of the mayor and city council for legislation to increase the salary of the mayor of the city of Medford;
Severally to the committee on Local Affairs.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4730) of Michael E. Festa (with the approval of the mayor and city council) that the city of Melrose be authorized to issue certain pension obligation bonds; and

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4731) of Marie J. Parente and Richard T. Moore (by vote of the town) relative to original and promotional appointments in the police department of the town of Milford;
Severally to the committee on Public Service.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4732) of Marie J. Parente, Richard T. Moore and James E. Vallee (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the town of Bellingham to establish a tax stabilization fund;
To the committee on Taxation.  

Bills

Relative to an agricultural preservation restriction on certain land in the city of Northampton (House, No. 1845,— on petition);

Authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey certain easements in the towns of Groton and Pepperell (House, No. 1879, amended,— on petition); and

Relative to certain licenses for alcohol and drug counselors (House, No. 2184,— on petition) ;
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.  

Bills

Relative to appellate review by state police officers (House, No. 1808,— on Senate, No. 835 and House, No. 1808);

Relative to the finances of regional school committees (House, No. 3071,— on House, Nos. 70 and 3071); and

Protecting the privacy of elderly persons (House, No. 4735,— on House, No. 4562);
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.  

Bills

Authorizing the city of Peabody to use certain park land for school purposes (House, No. 4301,— on petition) [Local approval received];

Authorizing the town of Edgartown to convey a certain parcel of land (House, No. 4361,— on House, No. 3635) [Local approval received on House, No. 3635]; and

Authorizing the town of Chatham to grant an easement in certain conservation land (House, No. 4369,— on petition) [Local approval received];
Were severally 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 appointment (under Section 66 of Chapter 3 of the General Laws) of Jennifer C. Braceras for a term of one year to the Commission on the Status of Women.

Orders of the Day.

The Orders of the Day were considered, as follows:

Bills

Authorizing the Superintendent of State Office Buildings to install and maintain plaques commemorating the Commonwealth’s 236 Congressional Medal of Honor winners (Senate, No. 1894);

Authorizing the town of Needham to issue licenses to certain establishments for the sales of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises of restaurants with a seating capacity of less than 100 persons (House, No. 3921);

Authorizing the town of Needham to establish a special fund (House, No. 4009);

Authorizing the town of Mashpee to issue additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 4234);

Authorizing the town of Mashpee to convey certain conservation land (House, No. 4299);

Authorizing certain terms for borrowing by the town of Norfolk for constructing a golf course (House, No. 4423); and

Relative to the board of selectmen in the town of Dalton (House, No. 4560);
Were severally read a second time and ordered to a third reading.  

The Senate bills

Regulating the use of anabolic steroids (Senate, No. 508); and

To enhance procurement expertise (Senate, No. 1574);
Were severally read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence.  

The House Bill relative to the right of incarcerated felons to vote (House, No. 2883),— was read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

The House Bill authorizing the town of Truro to convey certain conservation land (House, No. 4416),— was read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with the amendment previously adopted by the Senate.

Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment previously adopted by the Senate.  

The Senate Bill to allow Cohasset water commissioners to serve in other town offices (Senate, No. 1872),— was considered; and it was ordered to a third reading.

The Senate Bill establishing a bill of rights for victims of sexual assault (Senate, No. 2179),— was considered; and it was passed to be engrossed

Sent to the House for concurrence.  

The Senate Bill relative to defining principal’s contracts (Senate, No. 2079, amended),— was considered; and it was passed to be engrossed.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

Bills

Relative to the signing of death certificates (House, No. 1005); and
Relative to deceased depositors (House, No. 3479);
Were severally read a second time and ordered to a third reading.  

The Senate Bill relative to fraudulent insurance claims (Senate, No. 2096),— was read a third time and, after remarks, was passed to be engrossed.

Sent to the House for concurrence.  

The Senate Bill protecting consumers from unsolicited loans (Senate, No. 7, amended),— was read third time.

Pending the question on passing the bill to be engrossed, Ms. Jacques and Mr. Montigny moved that the bill be amended in section 1, by striking out, in the paragraph title “Section 10.”, the words “, or where the lender has an existing account relationship with the consumer” (as previously amended by the Senate).

This amendment was adopted.

Ms. Melconian in the Chair, after remarks, the question on passing the bill to be engrossed was determined by a call of the yeas and nays, at two minutes before two o’clock P.M., on motion of Ms. Jacques, as follows, to wit (yeas 34 — nays 0):

YEAS.

Antonioni, Robert A. Montigny, Mark C.
Berry, Frederick E. Moore, Richard T.
Brewer, Stephen M. Morrissey, Michael W.
Chandler, Harriette L. Murray, Therese
Clancy, Edward J., Jr. O’Leary, Robert A.
Creedon, Robert S., Jr. Panagiotakos, Steven C.
Creem, Cynthia Stone Resor, Pamela
Fargo, Susan C. Rosenberg, Stanley C.
Glodis, Guy W. Shannon, Charles E.
Havern, Robert A. Sprague, Jo Ann
Hedlund, Robert L. Tarr, Bruce E.
Jacques, Cheryl A. Tisei, Richard R.
Joyce, Brian A. Tolman, Steven A.
Knapik, Michael R. Travaglini, Robert E.
Lees, Brian P. Tucker, Susan C.
Melconian, Linda J. Walsh, Marian
Menard, Joan M. Wilkerson, Dianne — 34.

NAYS — 0.

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING.

Magnani, David P. Pacheco, Marc R.— 3.
Nuciforo, Andrea F., Jr.

 

The yeas and nays having been completed at two minutes past two o’clock P.M., the bill (Senate, No. 7, amended) was passed to be engrossed.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

The President in the Chair, the Senate Bill ensuring the environmental protection of the northern 15,000 acres of the Massachusetts Military Reservation (Senate, No. 2180),— was read a third time.

After remarks, the question on passing it to be engrossed was determined by a call of the yeas and nays, at seventeen minutes past two o’clock P.M., on motion of Ms. Murray, as follows, to wit (yeas 33 — nays 0):

YEAS.

Antonioni, Robert A. Joyce, Brian A.
Berry, Frederick E. Knapik, Michael R.
Brewer, Stephen M. Lees, Brian P.
Chandler, Harriette L. Melconian, Linda J.
Creedon, Robert S., Jr. Menard, Joan M.
Creem, Cynthia Stone Montigny, Mark C.
Fargo, Susan C. Moore, Richard T.
Glodis, Guy W. Morrissey, Michael W.
Havern, Robert A. Murray, Therese
Hedlund, Robert L. O’Leary, Robert A.
Jacques, Cheryl A. Panagiotakos, Steven C.
Resor, Pamela Tolman, Steven A.
Rosenberg, Stanley C. Travaglini, Robert E.
Shannon, Charles E. Tucker, Susan C.
Sprague, Jo Ann Walsh, Marian
Tarr, Bruce E. Wilkerson, Dianne — 33.
Tisei, Richard R.

NAYS — 0.

PAIRED.

YEA. NAY.
Marc R. Pacheco, Edward J. Clancy, Jr. (present) — 2.

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING.

Magnani, David P.
Nuciforo, Andrea F., Jr. — 2.

The yeas and nays having been completed at twenty-one minutes past two o’clock P.M., the bill was passed to be engrossed.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

The House Bill relative to the procurement and award of contracts for redeveloping certain public housing projects in the city of Boston (House, No. 3936) (its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading),— was read a third time and, after remarks, was passed to be engrossed, in concurrence. 

The House Bill relative to the exchange of interests in land located in the town of Hingham and for an improved waterfront park and improved access to water transportation facilities (House, No. 4102) ,— was read a third time.
Pending the main question on passing the bill to be engrossed, and, after debate, on motion of Mr. Glodis, the further consideration thereof was postponed until the next session. 

The Senate Bill relative to motor homes (Senate, No. 2178),— was considered; and it was passed to be engrossed.

Sent to the House for concurrence. 

The Senate report of the committee on Taxation, ought NOT to pass, on the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1673) of Brian P. Lees, Bruce E. Tarr, Richard R. Tisei and other members of the General Court for legislation to make the investment tax credit permanent,— was considered, the question being on accepting the adverse report.

On motion of Mr. Lees. the further consideration thereof was postponed until Monday, January 14, 2002.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Engrossed Bills — Land Takings for Conservation, Etc.

An engrossed Bill authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey a certain parcel of land in the city of Boston (see Senate, No. 1615, amended) (which originated in the Senate), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage,— was put upon its final passage; and, this being a bill providing for the taking of land or other easements used for conservation purposes, etc., as defined by Article XCVII of the Amendments to the Constitution, the question on passing it to be enacted was determined by a call of the yeas and nays, at twenty minutes before three o’clock P.M., as follows, to wit (yeas 33 — nays 0):

YEAS.

Antonioni, Robert A. Joyce, Brian A.
Berry, Frederick E. Knapik, Michael R.
Brewer, Stephen M. Lees, Brian P.
Chandler, Harriette L. Melconian, Linda J.
Creedon, Robert S., Jr. Menard, Joan M.
Creem, Cynthia Stone Montigny, Mark C.
Fargo, Susan C. Moore, Richard T.
Glodis, Guy W. Morrissey, Michael W.
Havern, Robert A. Murray, Therese
Hedlund, Robert L. O’Leary, Robert A.
Jacques, Cheryl A. Panagiotakos, Steven C.
Resor, Pamela Tolman, Steven A.
Rosenberg, Stanley C. Travaglini, Robert E.
Shannon, Charles E. Tucker, Susan C.
Sprague, Jo Ann Walsh, Marian
Tarr, Bruce E. Wilkerson, Dianne — 33.
Tisei, Richard R.

NAYS — 0.

PAIRED.

YEA. NAY.
Marc R. Pacheco, Edward J. Clancy, Jr. (present) — 2.

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING.

Magnani, David P.
Nuciforo, Andrea F., Jr. — 2.

The yeas and nays having been completed at sixteen minutes before three o’clock P.M., the bill was passed to be enacted, two-thirds of the members present having agreed to pass the same, and it was signed by the President and laid before the Acting Governor for her approbation. 

An engrossed Bill authorizing the city of Marlborough to convey a certain parcel of recreation land to Louis Seymour (see Senate, No. 1876) (which originated in the Senate), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage,— was put upon its final passage; and, this being a bill providing for the taking of land or other easements used for conservation purposes, etc., as defined by Article XCVII of the Amendments to the Constitution, the question on passing it to be enacted was determined by a call of the yeas and nays, at a quarter before three o’clock P.M., as follows, to wit (yeas 33 — nays 0):

YEAS.

Antonioni, Robert A. Joyce, Brian A.
Berry, Frederick E. Knapik, Michael R.
Brewer, Stephen M. Lees, Brian P.
Chandler, Harriette L. Melconian, Linda J.
Creedon, Robert S., Jr. Menard, Joan M.
Creem, Cynthia Stone Montigny, Mark C.
Fargo, Susan C. Moore, Richard T.
Glodis, Guy W. Morrissey, Michael W.
Havern, Robert A. Murray, Therese
Hedlund, Robert L. O’Leary, Robert A.
Jacques, Cheryl A. Panagiotakos, Steven C.
Resor, Pamela Tolman, Steven A.
Rosenberg, Stanley C. Travaglini, Robert E.
Shannon, Charles E. Tucker, Susan C.
Sprague, Jo Ann Walsh, Marian
Tarr, Bruce E. Wilkerson, Dianne — 33.
Tisei, Richard R.

NAYS — 0.

PAIRED.

YEA. NAY.
Marc R. Pacheco, Edward J. Clancy, Jr. (present) — 2.

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING.

Magnani, David P.
Nuciforo, Andrea F., Jr. — 2.

The yeas and nays having been completed at thirteen minutes before three o’clock P.M., the bill was passed to be enacted, two-thirds of the members present having agreed to pass the same, and it was signed by the President and laid before the Acting Governor for her approbation. 

An engrossed Bill authorizing the town of Topsfield to convey a certain parcel of conservation land to the town of Boxford for conservation purposes (see Senate, No. 2106) (which originated in the Senate), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage,— was put upon its final passage; and, this being a bill providing for the taking of land or other easements used for conservation purposes, etc., as defined by Article XCVII of the Amendments to the Constitution, the question on passing it to be enacted was determined by a call of the yeas and nays, at twelve minutes before three o’clock P.M., as follows, to wit (yeas 33 — nays 0):

YEAS.

Antonioni, Robert A. Joyce, Brian A.
Berry, Frederick E. Knapik, Michael R.
Brewer, Stephen M. Lees, Brian P.
Chandler, Harriette L. Melconian, Linda J.
Creedon, Robert S., Jr. Menard, Joan M.
Creem, Cynthia Stone Montigny, Mark C.
Fargo, Susan C. Moore, Richard T.
Glodis, Guy W. Morrissey, Michael W.
Havern, Robert A. Murray, Therese
Hedlund, Robert L. O’Leary, Robert A.
Jacques, Cheryl A. Panagiotakos, Steven C.
Resor, Pamela Tolman, Steven A.
Rosenberg, Stanley C. Travaglini, Robert E.
Shannon, Charles E. Tucker, Susan C.
Sprague, Jo Ann Walsh, Marian
Tarr, Bruce E. Wilkerson, Dianne — 33.
Tisei, Richard R.

NAYS — 0.

PAIRED.

YEA. NAY.
Marc R. Pacheco, Edward J. Clancy, Jr. (present) — 2.

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING.

Magnani, David P.
Nuciforo, Andrea F., Jr. — 2.

The yeas and nays having been completed at ten minutes before three o’clock P.M., the bill was passed to be enacted, two-thirds of the members present having agreed to pass the same, and it was signed by the President and laid before the Acting Governor for her approbation. 

An engrossed Bill authorizing the conveyance of a certain parcel of land in the town of Duxbury (see House, No. 4297) (which originated in the House), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage,— was put upon its final passage; and, this being a bill providing for the taking of land or other easements used for conservation purposes, etc., as defined by Article XCVII of the Amendments to the Constitution, the question on passing it to be enacted was determined by a call of the yeas and nays, at nine minutes before three o’clock P.M., as follows, to wit (yeas 32 — nays 0):

YEAS.

Antonioni, Robert A. Jacques, Cheryl A.
Berry, Frederick E. Joyce, Brian A.
Brewer, Stephen M. Knapik, Michael R.
Chandler, Harriette L. Lees, Brian P.
Creedon, Robert S., Jr. Melconian, Linda J.
Creem, Cynthia Stone Menard, Joan M.
Fargo, Susan C. Montigny, Mark C.
Glodis, Guy W. Moore, Richard T.
Havern, Robert A. Morrissey, Michael W.
Hedlund, Robert L. Murray, Therese
O’Leary, Robert A. Tarr, Bruce E.
Panagiotakos, Steven C. Tisei, Richard R.
Resor, Pamela Tolman, Steven A.
Rosenberg, Stanley C. Tucker, Susan C.
Shannon, Charles E. Walsh, Marian
Sprague, Jo Ann Wilkerson, Dianne — 32.

NAYS — 0.

PAIRED.

YEA. NAY.
Marc R. Pacheco, Robert E. Travaglini (present) — 2.

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING.

Clancy, Edward J., Jr. Nuciforo, Andrea F., Jr. — 3.
Magnani, David P.

The yeas and nays having been completed at six minutes before three o’clock P.M., the bill was passed to be enacted, two-thirds of the members present having agreed to pass the same, and it was signed by the President and laid before the Acting Governor for her approbation. 

An engrossed Bill authorizing the town of Burlington to lease certain conservation land (see House, No. 4649) (which originated in the House), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage,— was put upon its final passage; and, this being a bill providing for the taking of land or other easements used for conservation purposes, etc., as defined by Article XCVII of the Amendments to the Constitution, the question on passing it to be enacted was determined by a call of the yeas and nays, at five minutes before o’clock P.M., as follows, to wit (yeas 32 — nays 0):

YEAS.

Antonioni, Robert A. Montigny, Mark C.
Berry, Frederick E. Moore, Richard T.
Brewer, Stephen M. Morrissey, Michael W.
Chandler, Harriette L. Murray, Therese
Creedon, Robert S., Jr. O’Leary, Robert A.
Creem, Cynthia Stone Panagiotakos, Steven C.
Fargo, Susan C. Resor, Pamela
Glodis, Guy W. Rosenberg, Stanley C.
Havern, Robert A. Shannon, Charles E.
Hedlund, Robert L. Sprague, Jo Ann
Jacques, Cheryl A. Tarr, Bruce E.
Joyce, Brian A. Tisei, Richard R.
Knapik, Michael R. Tolman, Steven A.
Lees, Brian P. Tucker, Susan C.
Melconian, Linda J. Walsh, Marian
Menard, Joan M. Wilkerson, Dianne — 32

NAYS — 0.

PAIRED.

YEA. NAY.
Marc R. Pacheco, Robert E. Travaglini (present) — 2.

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING.

Clancy, Edward J., Jr. Nuciforo, Andrea F., Jr. — 3.
Magnani, David P.

The yeas and nays having been completed at two minutes before three o’clock P.M., the bill was passed to be enacted, two-thirds of the members present having agreed to pass the same, and it was signed by the President and laid before the Acting Governor for her approbation. 

An engrossed Bill authorizing the city known as the town of Methuen to enter into a lease agreement with Dispatch Communications (see House, No. 4667) (which originated in the House), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage,— was put upon its final passage; and, this being a bill providing for the taking of land or other easements used for conservation purposes, etc., as defined by Article XCVII of the Amendments to the Constitution, the question on passing it to be enacted was determined by a call of the yeas and nays, at one minute before three o’clock P.M., as follows, to wit (yeas 32 — nays 0):

YEAS.

Antonioni, Robert A. Montigny, Mark C.
Berry, Frederick E. Moore, Richard T.
Brewer, Stephen M. Morrissey, Michael W.
Chandler, Harriette L. Murray, Therese
Creedon, Robert S., Jr. O’Leary, Robert A.
Creem, Cynthia Stone Panagiotakos, Steven C.
Fargo, Susan C. Resor, Pamela
Glodis, Guy W. Rosenberg, Stanley C.
Havern, Robert A. Shannon, Charles E.
Hedlund, Robert L. Sprague, Jo Ann
Jacques, Cheryl A. Tarr, Bruce E.
Joyce, Brian A. Tisei, Richard R.
Knapik, Michael R. Tolman, Steven A.
Lees, Brian P. Tucker, Susan C.
Melconian, Linda J. Walsh, Marian
Menard, Joan M. Wilkerson, Dianne — 32

NAYS — 0.

PAIRED.

YEA. NAY.
Marc R. Pacheco, Robert E. Travaglini (present) — 2.

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING.

Clancy, Edward J., Jr. Nuciforo, Andrea F., Jr. — 3.
Magnani, David P.

The yeas and nays having been completed at two minutes past three o’clock P.M., the bill was passed to be enacted, two-thirds of the members present having agreed to pass the same, and it was signed by the President and laid before the Acting Governor for her approbation. 

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Montigny, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the Division of Inspections (Senate, No. 1931),— ought to pass, with an amendment, in section 1 (as printed), by striking out, in line 18, the words “fire protection systems or”.
Mr. Montigny requested unanimous consent to suspend the rules; but objection was made thereto by Mr. Lees. The bill was then referred, under Senate Rule 26, to the committee on Steering and Policy. 

By Mr. Panagiotakos, for the committee on Housing and Urban Development, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2161), a Bill authorizing certain amendments to the housing and employment exaction requirements (linkage) with respect to large-scale commercial real estate development (Senate, No. 2176) [Local approval received on Senate, No. 2161].

The bill was read. There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Travaglini, and the bill was read a second time.

After debate, the question on ordering the bill to a third reading was determined by a call of the yeas and nays, at twenty-five minutes past three o’clock P.M., on motion of Ms. Walsh, as follows, to wit (yeas 32 — nays 0):

YEAS.

Antonioni, Robert A. Montigny, Mark C.
Berry, Frederick E. Moore, Richard T.
Brewer, Stephen M. Morrissey, Michael W.
Chandler, Harriette L. Murray, Therese
Creedon, Robert S., Jr. O’Leary, Robert A.
Creem, Cynthia Stone Panagiotakos, Steven C.
Fargo, Susan C. Resor, Pamela
Glodis, Guy W. Rosenberg, Stanley C.
Havern, Robert A. Shannon, Charles E.
Hedlund, Robert L. Sprague, Jo Ann
Jacques, Cheryl A. Tarr, Bruce E.
Joyce, Brian A. Tisei, Richard R.
Knapik, Michael R. Tolman, Steven A.
Lees, Brian P. Tucker, Susan C.
Melconian, Linda J. Walsh, Marian
Menard, Joan M. Wilkerson, Dianne — 32

NAYS — 0.

PAIRED.

YEA. NAY.
Marc R. Pacheco, Robert E. Travaglini (present) — 2.

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING.

Clancy, Edward J., Jr. Nuciforo, Andrea F., Jr. — 3.
Magnani, David P.

The yeas and nays having been completed at twenty-nine minutes past three o’clock P.M., the bill was ordered to a third reading.

The bill was then read a third time and passed to be engrossed.

Sent to the House for concurrence. 

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Engrossed Bills.

The following engrossed bills (the first of which originated in the Senate), 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 the practice of public accountancy (see Senate, No. 402, amended); and

Authorizing the town of Reading to establish an affordable housing trust fund (see House, No. 4235).

Reports of Committees.

By Ms. Menard, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Therese Murray, Robert E. Travaglini and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation to increase access to affordable health insurance coverage.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Travaglini, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Insurance. 

By Ms. Menard, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Bruce E. Tarr and Bradley H. Jones, Jr. for legislation to authorize the Trial Court of the Commonwealth to establish a sick leave bank for Roseanne Moore.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Travaglini, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on the Judiciary. 

By Ms. Menard, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Richard T. Moore and Paul Kujawski for legislation to designate Route 146A in the town of Uxbridge as the Lydia Taft highway.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Travaglini, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Transportation. 

By Ms. Menard, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Jo Ann Sprague and Louis L. Kafka for legislation to designate a certain bridge in the town of Sharon as the Lance Corporal Daniel J. Dabreu Memorial Bridge.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Mr. Travaglini, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Transportation.
Severally sent to the House for concurrence. 

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4745) of Angelo M. Scaccia relative to increasing school safety,— was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Education, Arts and Humanities. 

The Senate Bill providing a partial release of certain land in the town of Colrain from the operation of an agricultural preservation restriction (Senate, No. 1871, amended),— came from the House passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with amendments, in section 1, in line 6, by striking out the word “release” and inserting in place thereof the words “execute a certificate releasing”, in line 13, by inserting after the word “shown” the following: “as Parcel 3”, and by adding at the end of said section the following sentence: “Said parcel contains approximately 2,100 square feet or 0.048 acres, more of less, according to the recorded plan.”.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Brewer, and the House amendments were considered forthwith and adopted, in concurrence. 

Matter Taken Out of the Notice Section of the Calendar.

There being no objection, the following matter was taken out of the Notice Section of the Calendar and considered, as follows:

The House Bill authorizing the town of Braintree to establish a department of public works (House, No. 4326),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence. 

Bill Recalled from the Acting Governor

Laid before the Senate.

On motion of Ms. Melconian, 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 granting of licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises in the town of Sharon (see House, No. 3701).

Ms. Melconian was appointed the messenger. Subsequently, the bill was returned and was laid before the Senate.

There being no objection, on motion of Mrs. Sprague, the Senate reconsidered the vote by which, at a previous session, it had passed the bill to be enacted.

On motion of the same Senator, Senate Rule 49 was suspended and the bill was amended, on further motion of the same Senator, in section 1, by striking out, in lines 3 and 4, the words “or section 17 of said chapter 138 relative to the number of licenses to be held”.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment. 

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill relative to certain conservation land in the town of Sherborn (House, No. 4295,— on petition) [Local approval received],— was read.|
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Travaglini, 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 conservation commission of the town of Andover to grant a sewer easement (House, No. 295,— on petition) [Local approval received],— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Tucker, 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 conservation commission of the town of Andover to grant a certain easement (House, No. 4014,— on petition) [Local approval received],— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Fargo, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence. 

Orders Adopted.

Ms. Melconian offered the following order:

Ordered, That joint rule 11A be suspended in respect to the so-called “General Appropriation Bill” (House, No. 4401); and that notwithstanding the provisions of any rule to the contrary full consideration without amendment shall be allowed on said bill, when reported by the committee of conference; and be it further

Ordered, That, notwithstanding Joint Rule 12A, the Senate and House of Representatives shall meet on December 5, 2001, to consider any messages from the Governor with respect to said General Appropriation Bill and to consider legislation establishing congressional districts.
There being no objection, the orders were considered forthwith and adopted. 

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. Lees, at twenty minutes before four o’clock P.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following day at eleven o’clock A.M.