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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Wednesday, November 22, 2000.

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

 

Committee Change.

The Chair (Mr. Rosenberg) announced the resignation of Senator Knapik of Second Hampden and Hampshire as a member of the committee on Bills in the Third Reading and the appointment of Senator Tisei of Third Middlesex to fill the vacancy.

 

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Joyce, for the committee on Public Service, on petition, a Bill authorizing the Brockton Retirement Board to authorize creditable service for George W. Moore, Jr. (Senate, No. 2293) [Local approval received];

Read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.

 

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5492) of Patricia A. Walrath and Pamela P. Resor (by vote of the town) relative to establishing a public works department in the town of Shirley;
To the committee on Local Affairs.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5493) of Patricia A. Walrath and Pamela P. Resor (by vote of the town) that the town of Shirley be authorized to allow the deferred payment of betterments in connection with the construction of a sewer collection system;
To the committee on Taxation.

 

Order Adopted.

Mr. Joyce presented the following order, to wit:

Ordered, That, notwithstanding the provisions of Joint Rule 10, the joint committee on Public Service be granted until Friday, December 15, 2000, within which time to make its final report on House document numbered 5478.
The order was considered forthwith; and, there being no objection, it was adopted.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

 

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 Acting President and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:

Regulating viatical settlements agreements (see House, No. 4790, amended); and

Authorizing the conveyance of real property by the Commonwealth in the town of Falmouth (see House, No. 5309, amended).

 

Bill Recalled from the Governor.

On motion of Mr. Tisei, it was voted that a messenger be appointed to wait upon His Excellency the Governor, requesting the return to the Senate of the engrossed Bill relative to the sounding of certain warning devices in the town of Newbury (see House, No. 5363, amended).

Mr. Tisei was appointed the messenger. Subsequently, the bill was returned to the Senate.

 

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Creem) “honoring Jason William Camuti of Wellesley upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Creem) “honoring Alexander Nathan Smith of Wellesley upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Creem) “honoring Mohammad R. Zamani of Wellesley upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Joyce) “congratulating David M. Keaveney”;

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating Anthony Dias of Rehoboth upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Tolman) “honoring Thomas Joseph McGovern, Jr., upon his retirement.”

 

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.
Emergency Preamble Adopted.

An engrossed Bill authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey certain land in the town of Tewksbury (see House, No. 357, amended), 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 take in accordance with the requirements of Article LXVII of the Amendments to the Constitution, the preamble was adopted, in concurrence, by a vote of 2 to 0.
The bill was signed by the Acting President and sent to the House for enactment.

 

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 House Bill validating the actions taken at the town election held in the town of Erving (printed in House, No. 5407).
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tisei, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

 

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 town of Ipswich (Senate, No. 2306),— 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.

 

The House Bill relative to department heads in the town of Cohasset (House, No. 5124),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

 

The House Bill authorizing the town of Holden to establish a public works depreciation fund (House, No. 5252),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

 

The House Bill authorizing the town of Fairhaven to issue an additional license for the sale of alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 5349),— 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 Fairhaven to issue an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises.”

The House Bill relative to the salary of the mayor of the city of Brockton (House, No. 5433),— 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 filling deadling for property tax appeals (see House, No. 4958, amended) (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 re-enacted and was signed by the Acting President and again laid before the Governor for his approbation.

 

Committee Change.

The Chair (Mr. Rosenberg) announced the resignation of Senator Tisei of Third Middlesex as a member of the committee on Bills in the Third Reading and the reappointment of Senator Knapik of Second Hampden and Hampshire thereto.

 

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tisei,—

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.

Adjournment in memory of
Gerald F. "Jerry" Roche.

Mr. Birmingham presented a request that when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn in memory of Gerald F. "Jerry" Roche. Mr. Roche was a former court officer and Assistant Chief Court Officer for the Massachusetts State Senate for 40 years.
Accordingly, as a mark of respect to the memory of Gerald F. "Jerry" Roche, at thirteen minutes past eleven o'clock A.M., on motion of Mr. Tisei, the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Monday at eleven o'clock A.M.