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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Monday, December 9, 2002.

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

Report of a Committee.

Ms. Resor, for the committee on Steering and Policy, reported that the following matter be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session:

The House Bill relative to the donation of bone marrow by certain minors (House, No. 4970).

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Petitions were referred, in concurrence, as follows:

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5382) of Arthur J. Broadhurst and Steven A. Baddour (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to exempting the position of deputy chief of police in the city known as the town of Methuen from the provisions of civil service law;

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5383) of Arthur J. Broadhurst and Steven A. Baddour (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to authorizing the appointment of David Lahey and Steven M. Moriarty as fire fighters in the city known as the town of Methuen, notwithstanding the maximum age requirements;

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5386) of Robert F. Fennell and Thomas M. McGee (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to providing an early retirement incentive for certain employees of the Joseph B. Devlin Medical Institution and the Lynn Convalescent Home; and

Petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5387) of John H. Rogers (by vote of the town) relative to creating the position of deputy chief of police in the town of Walpole;
Severally to the committee on Public Service.

A Bill providing for the use of uniform accounting principles (House, No. 5134, amended,— on House, No. 1213),— was read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Engrossed Bills.

The following engrossed bills (the first two 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:

Relative to the rights of adopted persons under a certain instrument (see Senate, No. 825);

Relative to property tax exemptions for rental properties in the town of Provincetown used as affordable housing (see Senate, No. 2325);

Exempting the position of chief of police in the town of Carver from the civil service law (see House, No. 5256); and

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).

A petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5389) of William M. Straus and Marc R. Pacheco relative to authorizing Richard W. Angle and Jean H. Angle to construct and maintain a stone pier in Wings Cove in the town of Marion,— was referred, in concurrence, under suspension of Joint Rule 12, to the committee on Natural Resources and Agriculture.

Resolutions.

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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Lees) “honoring Warren Giles Sprague and Jo Ann Sprague on the occasion of their golden wedding anniversary”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating Michael Mark Herlihy of Medfield upon his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout.”

PAPER FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill relative to the health insurance of certain employees of the city of Everett (House, No. 5255, changed,— on petition) [Local approval received],— was read.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Tolman, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Report of a Committee.

Ms. Menard, for the committee on Rules, on petition, a Bill relative to mailing tax bills in the city of Marlborough (Senate, No. 2498) [Local approval received].
The bill was read. There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Chandler, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Engrossed Bills.

The following engrossed bills (the first two 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:

Relative to the Massachusetts veterans shelter in the city of Worcester (see Senate, No. 2150, amended);

Designating the Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority Transportation Center in the city of Lawrence as the Senator Patricia McGovern Transportation Center (see Senate, No. 2359); and

Relative to state highways in Barnstable County (see House, No. 4737, amended).

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Melconian,—

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