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Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Thursday, December 6, 2001.

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

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 debt limiting the town of Holliston (Senate, No. 2155),— was read a second time, 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 relative to the debt limit of the town of Holliston.”

Sent to the House for concurrence.

The House Bill authorizing the certification and appointment of John F. Neville, III as a firefighter in the city of Newton (House, No. 4604),— 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 charter of the town of Needham (see House, No. 3523) (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 Acting Governor for her approbation.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Shannon,—

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.

On motion of Mr. Tarr, at eight minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Monday at eleven o’clock A.M.