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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, December 1, 2003.

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

The Chair (Mr. Hart), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4336) of Geoffrey D. Hall, Thomas A. Golden, Jr., David M. Nangle, Cory Atkins and Susan C. Fargo (by vote of the town) relative to certain school construction projects in the town of Chelmsford;
To the committee on Education, Arts and Humanities.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4337) of Thomas P. Kennedy, Christine E. Canavan, Geraldine Creedon and Robert S. Creedon, Jr. (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to authorize the use of the term “veteran” on ballots for public office in the city of Brockton;
Under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Election Laws.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4338) of Brian Knuuttila and Stephen M. Brewer (by vote of the town) relative to the establishment of a capital investment fund in the town of Winchendon; and

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4339) of Eric Turkington (by vote of the town) that the town of Edgartown be authorized to enter into a certain lease of town-owned land for the development of affordable rental housing;
Severally to the committee on Local Affairs and Regional Government.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4340) of Bradford Hill and Bruce E. Tarr (by vote of the town) that the town of Hamilton be authorized to provide group health insurance coverage;
To the committee on Public Service.

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4341) of Bradford Hill and Bruce E. Tarr (by vote of the town) relative to tax deferral agreements in the town of Hamilton;
To the committee on Taxation.  

Reports

Of the committee on Education, Arts and Humanities, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the House Bill further regulating the open meeting law (House, No. 2158),— and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Public Service.

Of the committee on Public Safety, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4235) of Douglas W. Petersen (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the town of Marblehead to establish fines for certain parking violations,— and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Local Affairs and Regional Government.
Were severally considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence.  

A report of the committee on Health Care, asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1289) of Martin J. Walsh relative to adjudicatory hearings of the Board of Registration in Medicine, and recommending that the same be referred to the Senate committee on Ways and Means,— was considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence, insomuch as relates to the discharge of the joint committee.  

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Berry) “congratulating St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church of Peabody on the occasion of its 100th anniversary”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Knapik) “honoring Doctor Frederick W. Woodward, president of Westfield State College, on the occasion of his retirement”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating the Old Historical Society of Taunton”;

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating David J. Oliveira upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating Brent Vickery Aigler of Medfield upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout.”

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 relative to emergency medical services (House, No. 1914),— 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 relative to the color of emergency medical services vehicles”.  

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill increasing the number of selectmen in the town of Foxborough from 3 to 5 (see House, No. 583) (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 and was signed by the Acting President and laid before the Governor for his approbation.  

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Tisei,—

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 the same Senator, at four minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o’clock A.M.