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Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Monday, December 10, 2001.

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


Petitions were presented and referred, as follows:

By Mr. Brewer, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen M. Brewer, Stephen Kulik and John F. Merrigan (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to the position of Deputy Fire Chief in the town of Athol [Local approval received];

By Mr. Knapik, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael R. Knapik and Michael F. Kane for legislation to designate a certain parcel of land within the Holyoke Heritage State Park as the DiNapoli Plaza;

By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Marc R. Pacheco and David L. Flynn for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Richard Daugirda, an employee of the Department of Correction; and

By Ms. Resor, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Pamela P. Resor and Cory Atkins for legislation to authorize the State Retirement Board to grant a certain pension to Michael G. Sweeney;
Severally, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Reports of a Committee.

By Mr. Moore, for the committee on Health Care, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 481), an Order relative to authoring the joint committee on Health Care to make an investigation and study of Senate document numbered 481, relative to dental assistants (Senate, No. 2200); and

By the same Senator, for the same committee, on Senate, Nos. 500 and 513, an Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Health Care to make an investigation and study of Senate documents numbered 500 and 513, relative to nursing home costs (Senate, No. 2201);
Severally referred, under Joint Rule 29, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.


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

Resolutions (filed by Mr. Joyce) “congratulating Diane M. DeGirolamo”; and

Resolutions (filed by Mrs. Sprague) “congratulating the Walpole High School Field Hockey Team on winning the Division I State Field Hockey Championship.”


Engrossed Bill.

An engrossed Bill designating a certain portion of state highway Route 169 as the Leonide J. Lemire V.F.W. Post 6055 Memorial Highway (see House, No. 3227, changed and 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 and was signed by the President and laid before the Acting Governor for her approbation.

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 authorizing the town of Groveland to establish a scenic roads administering authority (House, No. 3962) (its title having been changed by the committee on Bills in the Third Reading),— was read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Clancy,—

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