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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Monday, December 29, 2003.

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

The Senator from Plymouth and Norfolk, Mr. Hedlund, led the Chair (Ms. Walsh), members, guests and employees in the recitation of the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Petition.

Mr. Lees presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Brian P. Lees for legislation relative to the registers of deeds,— and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Report of a Committee.

By Ms. Wilkerson, for the committee on State Administration, on petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1975), a Bill authorizing the commissioner of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey certain land to the Roxbury/South End Tenants’ Association, Inc. (d/b/a Roxse Tenants Council) (Senate, No. 2179). The bill was read.

There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Hedlund, and the bill was read a second time.

Ms. Wilkerson presented an amendment, substituting a new draft entitled “An Act authorizing the commissioner of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey certain land to the Roxbury/ South End Tenants’ Council, Inc., d/b/a Roxse Tenants Council” (Senate, No. 2181).

The amendment was adopted.

The bill (Senate, No. 2181) was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.

Sent to the House for concurrence.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

A Bill relative to group marketing plans (House, No. 4295,— on House, No. 1696),— was read.

There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Morrissey, and the bill was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

Emergency Preambles Adopted.

An engrossed Bill relative to voting equipment (see House, No. 4243, amended), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage and containing an emergency preamble,— was laid before the Senate; and, a separate vote being taken in accordance with the requirements of Article LXVII of the Amendments to the Constitution, the preamble was adopted in concurrence, by a vote of 3 to 0.

The bill was signed by the Acting President and sent to the House for enactment.

An engrossed Bill relative to group marketing plans (see House, No. 4295), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage and containing an emergency preamble,— was laid before the Senate; and, a separate vote being taken in accordance with the requirements of Article LXVII of the Amendments to the Constitution, the preamble was adopted in concurrence, by a vote of 3 to 0.

The bill was signed by the Acting President and sent to the House for enactment.

Engrossed Bills.

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

Relative to voting equipment (see House, No. 4243, amended); and

Relative to group marketing plans (see House, No. 4295).

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Hedlund,—

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Wednesday next at eleven o’clock A.M., and that the Clerk be directed to dispense with the printing of a calendar.

On motion of the same Senator, at twenty-eight minutes past eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Wednesday at eleven o’clock A.M.