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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Friday, November 16, 2001.

Met at five minutes past eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Travaglini in the Chair) (having been appointed by the President, under authority conferred by Senate Rule 4, to perform the duties of the Chair).

Petition.

Mr. Tisei presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Richard R. Tisei and Bradley H. Jones, Jr. for legislation relative to arrest procedures in domestic abuse incidents,— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Reports of Committees.

By Ms. Walsh, for the committee on Taxation, on the recommitted petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1689), a Bill regarding district improvement financing (Senate, No. 2183);
Read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. Morrissey, for the committee on Government Regulations, on petition, a Bill authorizing the town of East Bridgewater to issue an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (Senate, No. 2175) [Local approval received];
Read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Committee Discharged.

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

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 extraordinary death benefits (Senate, No. 2038), reported, in part, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the Senate petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1343) of Robert A. Havern for legislation to increase the amount of benefit to children who are survivors in the case of accidental death benefits; and

The Senate Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Public Service to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to public employment retirement (Senate, No. 2127), reported, in part, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the Senate petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2012) of Robert A. Havern and J. James Marzilli, Jr. (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the review of the appropriateness of the ordinary disability retirement of retired Arlington Police Officer Albert Spina;

And recommending that the same severally be recommitted to the committee on Public Service.
Under Senate Rule 36, the reports were severally considered and accepted.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey certain land in the town of West Boylston (House, No. 4494,— on petition) [Local approval received],— was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Bills

Authorizing the town of Natick to grant licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 3923,— on petition) [Local approval received];

Authorizing the town of Sherborn to convey certain forest land (House, No. 4191,— on petition) [Local approval received];

Authorizing open burning in the town of Rowe (House, No. 4382,— on House, No. 299) [Local approval received on House, No. 299]; and

Authorizing the town of Harwich to lease certain land (House, No. 4425,— on House, No. 4309) [Local approval received on House, No. 4309];
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4746) of Emile J. Goguen and Robert A. Antonioni for legislation to authorize the Department of Correction to establish a sick leave bank for Mary O’Neil, an employee of said department;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Public Service.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4747) of William G. Greene, Jr., and Robert A. Havern relative to the use of a certain parcel of land located in the town of Billerica;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on State Administration.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4748) of Paul C. Casey and other members of the General Court for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to crosswalks in the Commonwealth; and

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4749) of Colleen M. Garry and Susan C. Tucker relative to designating a certain traffic island in the town of Dracut as the Captain John Ogonowski Memorial Island;
Severally, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Transportation.

Report of a Committee.

Mr. Brewer, 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 Senate Bill to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the Division of Inspections (Senate, No. 1931) (the committee on Ways and Means having recommended that the bill be amended in section 1 (as printed), by striking out, in line 18, the words “fire protection systems or”).
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means
The bill (Senate, No. 1931, amended) was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act further regulating the Division of Inspections.”

Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill relative to a certain parcel of land in the town of North Reading (House, No. 4733,— on petition) [Local approval received],— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tarr, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill relative to the Amherst town government (see Senate, No. 1855) (which originated in the Senate), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, was passed to be enacted and was signed by the Acting President and laid before the Acting Governor for her approbation.

The House Bill authorizing the transfer of a certain parcel of land in the town of North Reading (House, No. 356),— came from the House with the endorsement that the House had NON-concurred in the Senate amendment in section 1, in line 5, by inserting after the words “parcel of land” the wordc “currently used for open space, forest and recreation purposes”; in section 3, in line 8, by striking out the words “division of capital asset management and maintenance” and inserting in place thereof the words “commonwealth in the care and control of the department of environmental management”; and in section 4, in line 2, by striking out the words “General Fund of the commonwealth” and inserting in place thereof the following: “Conservation Trust established by section 1 of chapter 132A of the General Laws”.

On motion of Mr. Tarr, the Senate receded from its amendments.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tarr,—

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.

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