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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Monday, November 19, 2001.

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

Petition.

Mr. Rosenberg presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stanley C. Rosenberg, Stephen Kulik, Linda J. Melconian, Stephen M. Brewer and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to certain tolls on the turnpike,— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Reports of Committees.

By Mr. Antonioni, for the committee on Education, Arts and Humanities, on the recommitted petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1863), a Bill providing the children of Steven L. Adams a state employee killed while in the performance of his duties with tuition to public higher education (Senate, No. 2184);
Read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

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 gift certificates (House, No. 216);

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

Relative to the finances of regional school committees (House, No. 3071).

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4741) of Shaun P. Kelly and Stanley C. Rosenberg (by vote of the town) relative to the filing of nomination papers in the town of Huntington; and

Petition (accompanied by bill, House No. 4742) of Shaun P. Kelly and Stanley C. Rosenberg (by vote of the town) relative to recall elections in the town of Huntington;
Severally to the committee on Election Laws.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House No. 4743) of Benjamin Swan, Stephen J. Buoniconti, Gale D. Candaras, Cheryl A. Rivera, Christopher P. Asselin and Paul E. Caron (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to the composition of the licensing board of the city of Springfield;
To the committee on Government Regulations.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4744) of Benjamin Swan and other members of the House (with the approval of the mayor and city council) that the retirement board of the city of Springfield be authorized to pay certain surviving spouse benefits to Mary Hoar;
To the committee on Public Service.

Bills

Providing for recall elections in the town of Newbury (House, No. 4288, changed,— on petition) [Local approval received];

Eliminating administrative responsibility for assessing from the director or supervisory board of the division of finance (House, No. 4292,— on petition) [Local approval received]; and

Authorizing the town of North Attleborough to continue the employment of Brian F. Coyle (House, No. 4308,— on House, Nos. 4308 and 4655, in part) [Local approval received on House, No. 4308];
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Moore) “congratulating the Blackstone-Millville Regional High School ‘Chargers’ Marching Band”; and

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Tucker) “commending the Eagle-Tribune of Lawrence on its innovative series, Building Bridges.”

Report 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 Marian Walsh for legislation to authorize and direct the Metropolitan District Commission to erect and maintain a plaque on a certain bridge in West Roxbury.
Senate Rule 36 was suspended, on motion of Ms. Melconian, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Housing and Urban Development.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4750) of Anne M. Paulsen, J. James Marzilli, Jr., and Robert A. Havern for legislation to authorize the Probate and Family Court Department to establish a sick leave bank for Maureen Craucher, an employee of said department,— was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on the Judiciary.

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 Senate Bill relative to the water supply of the city of Brockton (Senate, No. 1848),— was read a third time and passed to be engrossed.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

The House Bill authorizing the town of Edgartown to convey a certain parcel of land (House, No. 4361),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

The House Bill relative to the board of selectmen in the town of Dalton (House, No. 4560),— was read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill authorizing the town of Stoneham to grant licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises to theaters (House, No. 4739,— on House, No. 4166),— was read.

There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Moore, and the bill 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 Stoneham to grant licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises in theaters.”

Order 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. Hedlund, at ten minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following day at eleven o’clock A.M.