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Monday, November 26, 2001.
Met at two minutes past eleven o’clock A.M.
Reports of Committees.
By Mr. Moore, for the committee on Health Care, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2173), a Bill protecting the public health of the Commonwealth from bio-terrorism, other forms of terrorism and activities related to terrorism, otherwise known as the Massachusetts Emergency Health Powers Act (Senate, No. 2194); and
By Mr. Creedon, for the committee on the Judiciary, on petition, a Bill to
authorize the Trial Court of the Commonwealth to establish a sick leave bank
for Roseanne Moore, an employee of said department (Senate, No. 2188);
Severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.
The President announced the resignation of Senator Tarr of Essex and Middlesex as a member of the committee on Bills in the Third Reading and the appointment of Senator Knapik of Hampden and Hampshire to fill the vacancy.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Hedlund) “honoring the Massachusetts Association of Realtors and its incoming president, David Drinkwater”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Lees) “on the occasion of the grand opening of the Western Regional Office of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Morrissey) “on the seventy-fifth charter anniversary of the Rotary Club of Braintree and Bocking in Braintree, Essex, England”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating Brenda Lee Crandall.”
Bill Recalled from the Acting Governor.
On motion of Mr. Knapik, 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 Amherst town
government (Senate, No. 1855).
Mr. Knapik was appointed the messenger. Subsequently the bill was returned to the Senate.
The following order (filed by Ms. Menard) was referred, under Joint Rule 30, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently:
Ordered, That, notwithstanding the provisions of Joint Rule 10, joint
standing committees and the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting
concurrently, shall be granted until Monday, December 31, 2001, within which
to make reports on matters referred to them.
Subsequently, Ms. Menard, for the said committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, reported that the order ought to be adopted, and, there being no objection, the rules were suspended, the order was considered; and it was adopted.
Sent to the House for concurrence.
The President announced the resignation of Senator Knapik of Hampden and Hampshire as a member of the committee on Bills in the Third Reading and the reappointment of Senator Tarr of Essex and Middlesex thereto.
On motion of Mr. Knapik,—
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. Knapik, at five minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o’clock A.M.