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Monday, December 2, 2002.
Met at two minutes past eleven o’clock A.M.
There being no objection, the President introduced, seated in the rear of the Chamber, Massimo Pacetti. Mr. Pacetti is a Member of the Canadian Parliament representing the people of Saint-Leonard/ Saint-Michael, a borough of Montreal in the Province of Quebec. He is a member of the Liberal Party and is married and has two children. He was the guest of Senators Baddour and Travaglini.
A communication from the Counsel to the Senate and the Counsel to the House of Representatives (under the provisions of Section 3 of Chapter 3 of the General Laws) submitting certain corrective changes in certain general and special laws (Senate, No. 2497) (received Monday, December 2, 2002),— was referred to the committee on Rules.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5379) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Mark V. Falzone and Richard R. Tisei (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the town of Lynnfield to establish a capital facilities maintenance fund,— was referred, in concurrence, to the committee on Local Affairs.
A Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Myrna Lison, an employee of the Department of Mental Retardation (printed as Senate, No. 2477,— on petition),— was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.
Authorizing the town of Mendon to charge seniors a reduced trash fee (House, No. 4757,— on petition) [Local approval received]; and
Relative to the effective date of certain civil service laws in the town of
Plainville (House, No. 5244,— on petition) [Local approval received];
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 26, placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:—
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Birmingham) “honoring John W. Roberts”; and
Resolutions (filed by Ms. Creem) “honoring H. Robert Horvitz, Ph.D. on winning this year’s Nobel Prize for deciphering cell death genes.”
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 House Bill relative to liens on buildings and land (printed as Senate, No. 931),— was read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.
The Senate Bill relative to the appointment of special police officers at the Crane Reservation (Senate, No. 2482),— was read a second time.
Mr. Tarr presented an amendment in section 2, by adding the following 2 sentences:—
“The Trustees of Reservations shall submit a monthly report to the chief of
police of the town, detailing the activities of the special police officers.
The chief and The Trustees of Reservations shall jointly develop and implement
the parameters of the report.”.
The amendment was adopted.
The bill, as amended, was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to read as follows: “An Act authorizing the appointment of special police officers at the Crane Reservation.”
Sent to the House for concurrence.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.
The following engrossed bills (the first three 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:
Further regulating the use of crossbows in the Commonwealth (see Senate, No. 2162);
Authorizing the town of Southwick to supply water to certain property located in the city of Westfield (see Senate, No. 2370);
Further regulating the granting of temporary licenses for the sale of wine at certain auctions (see Senate, No. 2489); and
Relative to the taxation of real and personal property (see House, No. 3436).
The Senate Bill relative to the Massachusetts veterans shelter in the city
of Worcester (Senate, No. 2150, amended),— came from the House passed to be
engrossed, in concurrence, with an amendment striking out all after the
enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of House document numbered
The rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Chandler, and the House amendment was considered forthwith and adopted, in concurrence (as corrected by Senate BTR).
Engrossed Bill — Laid Aside.
An engrossed Bill authorizing the town of Hingham to grant 3 additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (see House, No. 5358) (which originated in the House), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, was laid before the Senate, but objection was made thereto by Mr. Tolman, and the engrossed bill was laid aside.
An engrossed Bill authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey a certain parcel of land to the Taunton Development Corporation (see Senate, No. 1591, changed and amended) (which originated in the Senate), 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 President and laid before the Acting Governor for her approbation.
On motion of Ms. Fargo,—
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. Hedlund, at seventeen minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Thursday at eleven o’clock A.M.