NOTICE: - While reasonable efforts have been made to assure the accuracy of the data herein, this is NOT the official version of Senate Journal. It is published to provide information in a timely manner, but has not been proofread against the events of the session for this day. All information obtained from this source should be checked against a proofed copy of the Senate Journal.


UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

Tuesday, December 4, 2001.

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

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

House Appointments and Committee Changes.

Notice was received that the Speaker of the House had announced the following appointments and changes in committees:

The Speaker announced the following appointments:

That Representative DiMasi of Boston had been appointed Majority Leader to fill the existing vacancy;

That Representative DiMasi of Boston had been relieved of duty (at his own request) as Assistant Majority Leader and that Representative Harkins of Needham had been appointed to said position to fill the existing vacancy;

That Representative Harkins of Needham had been relieved of duty (at her own request) as Second Assistant Majority Leader and that Representative Petrolati of Ludlow had been appointed to said position to fill the existing vacancy; and

That Representative Petrolati of Ludlow had been relieved (at his own request) as a Floor Division Leader and that Representative Walrath of Stow had been appointed to said position to fill the existing vacancy;

The following changes and appointments in House Committees:

That Representative Garry of Dracut had been relieved of duty (at her own request) from the committee on Ethics and that Representative Candaras of Wilbraham had been appointed to the first position on said committee to fill the existing vacancy;

That Representative Walrath of Stow had been relieved of duty (at her own request) from the committee on Long-Term Debt and Capital Expenditures and that Representative Parente of Milford had been appointed to the first position on said committee to fill the existing vacancy;

That Representative Bunker of Rutland had been relieved of duty (at his own request) from the committee on Long-Term Debt and Capital Expenditures and that Representative Murphy of Weymouth had been appointed to the ninth position on said committee to fill the existing vacancy; and

That Representative Murphy of Weymouth had been appointed to the ninth position on the committee on Post Audit and Oversight to fill the existing vacancy; and

The following changes and appointment in Joint Standing Committees:

That Representative Simmons of Leominster had been relieved of duty (at her own request) from the committee on Counties and that Representative Garry of Dracut had been appointed to the first position on said committee to fill the existing vacancy;

That Representative Parente of Milford had been relieved of duty (at her own request) from the committee on Local Affairs and that Representative Simmons of Leominster had been appointed to the first position on said committee to fill the existing vacancy, and that Representative Gobi of Spencer had been appointed to the ninth position on said committee to fill the existing vacancy;

That Representatives Candaras of Wilbraham and Golden of Boston had been relieved of duty (at their own requests) from the committee on Public Service, that Representative Nangle of Lowell had been appointed to the second position on said committee, and that Representatives Gobi of Spencer and Spilka of Ashland had been appointed to the eight and ninth positions on said committee to fill existing vacancies; and

That Representative Spilka of Ashland had been appointed to the ninth position on the committee on State Administration to fill the existing vacancy.

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Hedlund) “honoring the memory of the late Commander Randall T. Boyd, Jr.”; and

Resolutions (filed by Ms. Murray) “on the eightieth anniversary of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.”

Bill Previously Recalled from the Acting Governor

Laid Before the Senate.

The engrossed Bill relative to a certain parcel of land in the town of North Reading (see House, No. 4733) which, at a previous session, had been returned by Her Honor the Lieutenant-Governor, Acting Governor, at the request of the Senate,— was laid before the Senate.

There being no objection, on motion of Mr. Hedlund, the Senate reconsidered the vote by which, at a previous session, it had passed the bill to be enacted.

On motion of the same Senator, Senate Rule 49 was suspended.

Mr. Tarr presented an amendment, striking out the title and inserting in place thereof the following title:—

“An Act relative to a certain parcel of conservation land in the town of North Reading.”
The amendment was adopted.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.  

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 designating a certain portion of state highway Route 169 as the Leonide J. Lemire V.F.W. Post 6055 Memorial Highway (House, No. 3227, changed and amended),— was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.  

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Engrossed Bills.

The following engrossed bills (all 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 President and laid before the Acting Governor for her approbation, to wit:

Establishing the office of treasurer-collector in the town of Carlisle (see House, No. 645);

Relative to the zoning by-laws of the town of Needham (see House, No. 4290); and

Designating a certain bridge as the Pearl Harbor Veterans Bridge (see House, No. 4534).

An engrossed Bill relative to elections for town meeting members in the town of Milford (see House Bill, printed in House, No. 4069, 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 enacted, two-thirds of the members present having voted in the affirmative, and it was signed by the President and laid before the Acting Governor for her approbation.  

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Murray,—

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