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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Monday, November 18, 2002.

Met according to adjournment at eleven o’clock A.M.

 

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill relative to the collection and dissemination of certain reports by the Division of Banks (House, No. 18,— on House, No. 8, in part),— was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Fargo) “honoring the Massachusetts Association of Realtors and its incoming president Peter P. Casey”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Christopher William Molloy upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating Clifford Charles Firth, Jr. of Walpole upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating Christopher Hede of Walpole upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating Adam Broderick Wheeler of Stoughton upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”; and

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Wilkerson) “recognizing the observance of Asian Diabetes Awareness Day.”

Reports of Committees.

Ms. Resor, 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 recommitted House Bill relative to the curriculum in public schools (House, No. 4409, amended) (the committee on Education, Arts and Humanities having recommended that the bill be amended by substituting an “Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Education, Arts and Humanities to make an investigation and study of House document numbered 4409, relative to curriculum in public schools”, Senate, No. 2472).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Brewer, and the matter was considered forthwith.
The pending substitution, previously recommended by the committee on Education, Arts and Humanities were considered; and it was rejected.
Pending the main question on passing the bill to be engrossed, in concurrence, on further motion of Mr. Brewer, the bill was recommitted to the committee on Education, Arts and Humanities.
Subsequently, Mr. Antonioni, for the said committee on Education, Arts and Humanities, reported, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the above matter, and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Steering and Policy.
Under Senate Rule 36, the report was considered forthwith and accepted.


By Mr. Montigny, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill relative to creditable service for town moderators (House, No. 1469),— ought to pass.
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.

 

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 House Bill authorizing the town of Norwood to issue additional alcoholic beverage licenses (House, No. 5305),— 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 authorizing the town of Norwood to grant 3 additional licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises.”

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 appropriation, to wit:

Establishing a building reserve fund in the city of Revere (see Senate, No. 2068);

Relative to undistributed ballots (see House, No. 994); and

Relative to property tax exemptions for rental properties in the town of Wellfleet deed restricted as to affordable housing (see House, No. 5097).

An engrossed Bill validating action taken at the annual town election held by the town of Huntington (see House Bill, printed in House, No. 5140) (which originated in the House), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, was passed to be enacted, two-thirds of the members present having voted in the affirmative, and it was signed by the President and laid before the Acting Governor for her approbation.

 

Recess.

There being no objection, at nine minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the President declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and at two minutes before twelve o’clock noon, the Senate reassembled, the President in the Chair.

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Montigny, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the House Bill relative to the “school-to-work” program (House, No. 2852, amended),— ought to pass, with an amendment, striking out, in the second sentence, the words “help students earn portable credentials,”.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Hedlund, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means. The bill, as amended, was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with the amendment.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill providing for the work force reduction of the city of Medford through an early retirement incentive program for certain employees (House, No. 5351, changed,— on petition) [Local approval received] (Senator Chandler of the committee on Public Service dissenting),— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Hedlund 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 Bills.

The following engrossed bills (all 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:

Providing for recall election for the Athol-Royalston regional school district (see Senate, No. 1854);

Relative to Nora O’Reilly (see Senate, No. 2219); and

Further protecting children (see Senate, No. 2436, amended).

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Hedlund,—

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Thursday 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. Lees, at one minute past twelve o’clock noon, the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o’clock A.M.